I have always been a bit ambivalent toward Greek yogurt. I love how much protein is in it but it basically just tastes like sour nothing to me. If you add fruit to Greek yogurt, it slightly sweetens it up to make it a bit more palatable but there’s still room for improvement. You can still make it dessert-y tasting without adding a bunch of sugar, fat and calories. And it’s really simple to do. Just mix with cool whip, cool whip lite or fat free cool whip.
I was checking out each of the tubs at the grocery store the other day and noticed not much of a difference in sugar between the three varieties, if any at all. They may have all been 1 gram of sugar per serving. I think the calorie count and fat may increase slightly when you go from fat free, to lite to the regular flavor. So depending on your nutrition needs you should choose appropriately. I grabbed cool whip lite.
This recipe is going to be sort of vague because I think you should make the fluff according to your taste. I used a ratio of 2:1, Greek yogurt: cool whip lite. But if you like it sweeter, add more cool whip.
- Greek yogurt
- Cool Whip
- berries of your favorite variety
- Cinnamon sugar
- Make the Greek Yogurt Fluff. In a large bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt and Cool Whip. You can make just enough for one portion or make a big batch for later use. I made enough for three portions.
- In a bowl, cup or jar, layer the berries and the Greek yogurt fluff, starting and ending with the berries. If you want it a bit sweeter sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over the yogurt layers. I used a sugar substitute to make sugar-free cinnamon sugar. Fir an eye-appealing dessert, use a glass dish so you an see the layers.
- Eat immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 48 hours.
Aside from making a berry parfait, I think this Greek Yogurt Fluff has multiple uses. You could make other sorts of parfait, like Granola. Or you could top your overnight oats with this fluff and some berries. Probably anywhere you would use Greek yogurt in a sweet-type of recipe would be a great place to try the Greek Yogurt Fluff!