Powdered green tea blended with sweet whipped cream is a popular parfait topping in Japan, particularly in Kyoto. Here the cream is lightened with low-fat yogurt cheese to make a pretty and delicious topping for poached pears and other desserts. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2003

Victoria Abbott Riccardi


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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 at least 2 hours. Discard whey.

  • Whip cream in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue whipping until firm peaks form. Fold in drained yogurt, along with matcha mixture, if using.


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

Nutrition Facts

440 calories; total fat 25.3g 39% DV; saturated fat 15.8g; cholesterol 94mg 31% DV; sodium 185mg 7% DV; potassium 582mg 16% DV; carbohydrates 41.7g 13% DV; fiberg; sugar 42g; protein 13.3g 27% DV; exchange other carbs 3; vitamin a iu 987IU; vitamin c 2mg; folate 29mcg; calcium 458mg; ironmg; magnesium 43mg; thiaminmg.

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