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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Spring 2003

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  • 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.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

24 calories; total fat 1.4g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 5mg 2% DV; sodium 11mg; potassium 37mg 1% DV; carbohydrates 2.2g 1% DV; fiberg; sugar 2g; protein 0.8g 2% DV; exchange other carbs; vitamin a iu 45IU; vitamin cmg; folate 2mcg; calcium 29mg; ironmg; magnesium 3mg; thiaminmg.