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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Spring 2003


Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 2.2g 1% DV; dietary fiberg; sugars 2.2g; fat 1.4g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 4% DV; cholesterol 4.9mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 44.6IU 1% DV; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 1.8mcg 1% DV; calcium 28.8mg 3% DV; ironmg; magnesium 2.7mg 1% DV; potassium 37.2mg 1% DV; sodium 11.4mg 1% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV.