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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


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2 hrs 10 mins


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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

1 tablespoon
440 calories; protein 13.3g; carbohydrates 41.7g; sugars 41.6g; fat 25.3g; saturated fat 15.8g; cholesterol 94.4mg; vitamin a iu 987.3IU; vitamin c 2.3mg; folate 29.4mcg; calcium 458mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 43.4mg; potassium 581.7mg; sodium 184.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2 low-fat milk, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 4 1/2 fat