Monday, January 14, 2013
A while ago I found some recipes for making different flavours of greek yogurt. It was the chocolate that got my attention - I love chocolate. Well I tried it, and it was alright. I liked it, it was great while I had it, but I wasn’t going to rush out and buy greek yogurt to make more. This may have been for a couple of reasons - I could still taste the “tang” of my yogurt, the is that I am just not used to the thicker texture of the greek yogurt. It might be the brand I using, I am not sure, but I have found that the flavour will give me issues and I already am a texture eater.
To get to the point of all this though, I recently tried this again with our regular yogurt. I had bought strawberries as I thought I had some greek yogurt left from a dinner I had made the week before that I wanted to use. This seemed like a great plan with some strawberries for snacks. However upon arriving home, the container of yogurt was not to be found - I must have used it in smoothies one morning to get rid of it, oops. Not wanting to give up on my chocolate snack for the week, I grabbed some of my vanilla yogurt. The result was fantastic, I love it. It tastes like a nice dark chocolate mousse, and is light and airy. Actually this really reminds me of a chocolate mousse. It is like dessert. I know that this is not as healthy as the greek version (which is still good), but I am going with it. It is nice to know that I can make it with the yogurt I keep on hand for everything else and I don’t have to pick up anything special.
1 cup vanilla yogurt (I used a french vanilla, but it shouldn’t make a big difference)
2.5 tbsp coco powder
Directions: Mix the coco powder and vanilla together. Enjoy!
Note: Use your favourite yogurt, I use Astro Original yogurt, it is nice and thick and doesn’t use any of the fake sugars. I find it is thicker than the other brands I have tried, but not as thick as a greek yogurt.
Chocolate Greek Yogurt
1 cup greek yogurt
2-3 tbsp coco powder
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp maple syrup
Directions: Mix the ingredients together until well blended. Enjoy.
I like both, but the most popular is the recipe made with vanilla yogurt. I have also made this with vanilla greek yogurt and it also turned out as well. A great snack for dipping fruit in or just eating with a spoon.