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Christmas Count Down …15 – Greek Yogurt for Dessert

I am a day drinker, I find it a lot more fun to have a drink or two with lunch rather than drinking during the evening and then go straight to bed.  I am also usually in bed very early and I am up early so for that reason, I don´t drink after dinner.

It was a Sunday, what to do on a Sunday?  Hmmm, perfect day for a little day drinking. We met some  friends at 3 o´clock, opened a bottle of wine  and started cooking and sipping on good wines,more cooking and eating all day,lots of  fancy little starter plates. Why always meet up late and stay up late?

We took turns in making food. My friend made the  first dish and it was  awesome, well just like the rest of it.  But way to start a good cooking day.  I told you about that dish already.   It was the salmon with the orange soy dressing.

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We also made made quinoa patties, bean dip with fresh mozzarella, a steak cooked to perfection and we ended the fiesta with a light dessert.  Light and simple.  It was made with Greek yogurt.  If you have kids, this is a perfect dessert because it´s tasty and healthy.

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Greek yogurt with berries and mint

  • Greek yogurt
  • Good quality maple syrup or Honey
  • Berries, we had blue berries and craw berries
  • Fresh mint

Mix the syrup (or honey) with the yogurt.  Put it in a nice individual bowl, decorate with berries and fresh mint.

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Best dessert I have had for a long looong time!

I am telling you, this one is soooo delicious.  Melts in your mouth and you are thankful if they only serve you one bowl because you would eat five if you could have so many.  It is one of those dessert you are going to be asked for the recipe.  Hope you have an occasion this one out.

I first got to taste this at a dinner party with our friends the farmers, above the road.  Of course I got the recipe.

On Easter day I decided to try this myself.  I had high expectations and was not sure if I would be able to make it as good as I remembered it was.

I followed the recipe and it was just as good this time.  Every one loved it and of course I was asked for the recipe.

If you think you are not the coconut type, try it anyways… at least for you dinner guests : )  It is easy to make.


Coconut  dessert

  • 400 ml coconut milk in a can
  • 30 g coconut flakes
  • 120 g sugar
  • 3 gelatin
  • 400 ml whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 10 g vanilla sugar (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

Put coconut milk, coconut flakes, suar, vanilla sugar and lemon juice in a pot, bring to boil.  Take the pot of the heat and let rest for 5 minutes.

But the coconut mixture in a bowl and add the gelatin, stir it in and then let it cool for 40 minutes.  ( There is also a gelatin available made from plants)

Whip the cream and add it to the mixture.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours

Serve with a good berry sauce or jam, and decorate with shredded chocolate.

I used this recipe for a jam

Skógarberjasulta

  • 1 cup frozen berries ( I used a blend of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Little bit of water, about 1/4 of a cup
Put everything in a pot, bring to boil.  Lower to medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Transfer to a bowl and let it cool down.  If you like you can put it in a blender for finer texture.

Sorbet

I really hope all the snow is gone for now, until next winter.  The only frost I want to see these days  is what´s keeping my sorbet frozen.

We have fresh berries in the supermarket.  A little box of berries is very expensive.  I never buy them, but I always have few bags of frozen berries in my freezer.  They are perfect for making a sorbet.  Every fall I go out and pick lots and lots of Blueberries and Crowberries to freeze and use it mostly for my smoothie all winter.  I find them to precious to drown them with sugar for jams.

Sorbet

  • 3 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen ( I only had frozen)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice

Put everything in a put and bring to boil.  I used strawberries, blueberries and raspberries

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

Take pot off the heat and cool down.

Puree in a food prosessor ( or a blender) and strain.

Put the sorbet in a box and into the freezer for few hours at least.

If you have an Ice cream machine you can use that.

This recipe can also be used as a berry “kind of a ” jam.  Same thing, just don´t freeze it.

I did that the other day and used it with waffles and whipped cream, so very good.

Yogurt Ice Cream

This is a very easy Ice cream.  Only 3 ingredients, yogurt, honey and berries,

Yogurt Ice Cream

  • 1/2 L  Greek yogurt
  • 1,2 dl honey
  • 2,5 dl berries (I used fresh strawberries and blueberries, you could also use frozen berries)

Mix yogurt and honey

Chop the berries a bit

I took half of the berries and mixed it with the yogurt and honey in a blender.

The other half I chopped roughly

Put the ice cream in a plastic box or popsicle molds.  Freeze it (for at least 3 hours).

When I served the Ice cream I cut it down like I´d slice bread and served it with brownies and some home made sorbet.

I might try next time to mix some home made sorbet into the yogurt.  I´ll throw in the recipe for sorbet next time.

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