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Cherry Yogurt

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling

Makes

3 cups

Serve wholesome granola over this thick, rich yogurt for a quick breakfast. Or layer it in a parfait glass with granola and fruit for something special. It will keep in the refrigerator for the week. Look for 100% cherry juice at the store, since the cocktail blends have added sugar. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 4 cups reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup cherry juice
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Line a strainer with four layers of cheesecloth or one coffee filter and place over a bowl. Place yogurt in prepared strainer; cover yogurt with edges of cheesecloth. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove yogurt from cheesecloth and discard liquid from bowl. Place yogurt in a small bowl; stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 147 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 reduced-fat milk, 1/2 fruit.

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