Sneak Peek: This post will show you how to make Greek yogurt taste good. Here are suggestions for a plethora of add-ins and a few ideas that take slightly more effort.
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If you aren’t crazy about the taste of plain Greek yogurt, maybe I can help. Although I make my yogurt, any type of yogurt, homemade or store-bought, traditional, Greek-style, or Icelandic yogurt is eligible for these upgrades.
What to add to Greek yogurt to make it taste better:
- A spoonful of heavy cream or half-and-half (especially good if you want a creamier texture)
- Vanilla, almond, or lemon extract
- Vanilla bean paste (when you’re feeling extravagant)
- A spoonful of sugar or sweetener
- Maple syrup
- Spicy, sugared, or toasted pecans
- Fresh, roasted, or cooked fruit (berries are especially good)—try this balsamic strawberry sauce
- Pureed fruit (blend fresh fruit in season, strain out the seeds if desired, and freeze in small portions)
- Add finely chopped or pureed fruit to yogurt and freeze in popsicle molds— refreshment on a hot day
- Mix in granola (try this chocolate olive oil granola)
- Cookie crumbs, including vanilla wafers, graham crackers, and chocolate chip cookies
- Fruit juice concentrate (make “purple cow” with grape juice concentrate as seen in this post about cold start yogurt)
- A couple of spoonfuls of crème fraîche
- Crumbled leftover yogurt pie crust scraps baked with cinnamon and sugar on top
- Coconut Creme syrup sweetens and flavors plain yogurt–a coconut lover’s dream
- Combine yogurt with ice cream. Read more about this idea below.
- Make Pumpkin Greek Yogurt with Cookie Crumbles.
- Add lemon or orange microwave curd to your yogurt.
- Do you have leftover pie in the house? Stir a spoonful into your Greek yogurt for a protein-filled treat. My favorite is a traditional pumpkin pie. You only need a small spoonful.
- A bit of espresso powder and a touch of sugar is good for coffee lovers.
- Make a quick frozen yogurt with a Ninja Creami machine. Freeze this strawberry balsamic syrup combined with Greek yogurt in the Creami pint container for 24 hours. The next day, spin it 2-3 times to make delicious frozen yogurt. If it seems too dry, add more yogurt or a tablespoon of milk and spin again to make it creamier.
Skip down below for 6 more ideas you don’t want to miss.
Have you tried yogurt mixed with ice cream?
My current fave is this yogurt/ice cream combo made by combining plain yogurt with ice cream. The tang of the yogurt plays nicely with the sweetness of ice cream. Stirring them together makes a creamier mixture than either yogurt or ice cream have by themselves.
At the moment, we like Halo Ice Cream. Of course, they aren’t paying me to say this, but it’s a low-carb ice cream we enjoy.
Halo is not overly creamy on its own. Adding yogurt ramps up the creaminess factor. Try it and see if the texture of the combination doesn’t remind you of soft-serve yogurt.
Alternatively, try adding plain yogurt to your favorite vanilla ice cream of any brand. It’s an excellent way to get more protein. 😜
More ideas for how to make Greek yogurt taste good:
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If you haven’t tried making yogurt at home, check out the Greek yogurt recipe here and the video in this post to get you started.
More Greek Yogurt Recipes
What have I left out? Please leave your favorites in the comments.
If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately to Paula at saladinajar.com. Hope to see you again soon! Paula