The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)
This versatile creamy topping blends the nutritional virtues and creamy texture of drained nonfat yogurt with the luxury of a little whipped cream. Use it in place of full-fat whipped cream or dessert topping. If you like, you can make variations by using different flavors of yogurt or even whisking in a bit of cocoa powder.
About 1 cup
Active Time: 15 minutes |
Total Time: 1 1/4 hours (including 1 hour to drain yogurt)
1 cup low-fat or nonfat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar, (optional)
Line a sieve or colander with cheesecloth and set over a bowl, leaving at least 1/2-inch clearance from the bottom. (Alternatively, use a coffee filter lined with filter paper.) Spoon in yogurt, cover and let drain in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Discard whey.
Whip cream in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar, if using, and continue whipping until firm peaks form. Fold in the drained yogurt.
Per tablespoon :
1 g Fat;
1 g Sat;
0 g Mono;
5 mg Cholesterol;
2 g Carbohydrates;
1 g Protein;
0 g Fiber;
11 mg Sodium;
37 mg Potassium
Exchanges: 1/2 fat
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.