Berries with Sweetened Yogurt | Recipe Review

Many cookbooks have recipes that are only to be used by professional chefs. Not even adults want to tackle some of them. But there are other books that have recipes that kids can make with just a little help from a grown-up, and The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman is one of those cookbooks that seems to say, “Invite the kids to make some food!” This time, we’re going to make Berries with Sweetened Yogurt. It makes a great dessert, as well as a special breakfast treat.

What you need:

  • 6 cups berries of your choice, rinsed and drained (sliced strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries; try a mix of two or more!)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar (optional)
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

What you do:

Berries with Sweetened Yogurt | Recipe Review
  1. If using the granulated sugar: Place the berries in a medium bowl and very gently toss them with the granulated sugar. Refrigerate the berries for an hour or more, or let them stand at room temperature if you’re going to eat them within half an hour.
  2. Place the yogurt, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl and mix until blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. To serve, place about a cup of berries in a small dessert cup and scoop yogurt over the berries. Garnish with a single berry to make it pretty and appealing. Eat right away!

Helpful Hints and Hacks:

  • You can substitute thawed frozen berries for the fresh berries. Just remember frozen berries will be a little mooshy.
  • You can make Yogurt Berry Breakfast Parfait so easily with this recipe and last month’s granola recipe. [The Parfait is shown in the photos on this blog post.] Here’s what you do:
    • In a tall class or jelly jar, place a 2-tablesoon layer of yogurt, followed 1 – 2 tablespoons of granola, and then some fruit. (I used blackberries and raspberries; you can use whatever you have on hand that sounds good to you!) Repeat the layers in the same order, and garnish with a piece of fruit, and even a mint leaf if you have some mint on hand. Voila! Yogurt Berry Breakfast Parfait!
Berries with Sweetened Yogurt | Recipe Review

Sometimes we think that cooking is complicated, with lots of steps and ingredients. When you make this oh-so-easy recipe, you’re really cooking, and you also get to eat what you made! Send some pictures of your Berries with Sweetened Yogurt or your Yogurt Berry Breakfast Parfait creations to the library, or drop them in the comments on the blog or on the library post. We love seeing what Kids Can Cook! We’re pretty sure what you’re making is so yummy. Ciao for now!

Recipe Review by Anne