Minimal Monday: Whipped Yogurt

Whipped Yogurt ~ the new way to enjoy one of the healthiest foods on the planet! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com
Whipped Yogurt is wonderfully light and creamy --- use it as a healthier version of whipped cream, or a slightly more decadent form of yogurt --- it's your call! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Hold on to your hats folks, Whipped Yogurt is a thing, and it’s a really good thing!  Silky smooth and light as air — it’s either a healthier version of whipped cream, or a more decadent form of yogurt, depending on how you look at it — so whether you feel virtuous after dinner, or a little bit naughty in the morning — it all evens out in the end ;)

Whipped Yogurt is silky smooth and light as air, perfect for serving with fresh fruit for dessert or a luxurious breakfast! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

I’m not sure how I came upon this, I’ve had it in the back of my mind for a while and I finally decided to give it a go.  First I experimented with whipping plain non-fat Greek yogurt.  That didn’t accomplish much.  It was when I added a couple of tablespoons of heavy cream that the fun started.  That little bit of cream helps whip up the volume and creates a silky smooth texture.  The cream cuts the tang of the yogurt, too.  It can be used as a healthy alternative to whipped cream (or Cool Whip) or served on its own in any way you’d use your favorite yogurt.

Whipped Yogurt is decadently rich and creamy --- serve it as a healthier alternative to whipped cream, or on its own for dessert or breakfast! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

I used my immersion blender to do the whipping.  I put a cup of non-fat Greek yogurt in a wide mouthed mason jar, added a couple of tablespoons of cream, and blended it for about a 30 seconds, moving the blender up and down a bit to incorporate all the yogurt.  The immersion blender is quick and convenient, but it’s also surprisingly powerful so it’s an almost immediate transformation.  The blade is concentrated so it does a better job than a hand mixer could do.  If you wanted to make a larger amount, I would use a food processor.  It takes a powerful motor to turn yogurt into a cloud :)

Whipped Yogurt is fluffy, light, and unbelievably delicious --- use it as a healthy dessert or a decadent breakfast! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

This doesn’t have the stiff aerated texture of the supermarket whipped yogurts, this is thick and creamy and I think it’s so much more appealing.

Whipped Yogurt ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

But it’s not all about texture, the flavor is wonderful, too.  Whipped yogurt still tastes like yogurt, but with a subtler tang.  This is a lovely way to serve beautiful high summer fruit like fresh berries.   You can sweeten the deal with a bit of honey, maple syrup, agave, or Swerve if you like.

Whipped Yogurt with honey and fresh currents ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

I’m quite happy with the results of my experiment, I hope you give it a try.

Minimal Monday: Whipped Yogurt

Minimal Monday: Whipped Yogurt

Ingredients

    for each serving
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Put the yogurt and cream into a wide mouthed jar. Insert an immersion blender and blend until thick and creamy. This will only take about 30 seconds. Move the blender up and down a bit to incorporate all the yogurt.
  2. If you want to do a larger amount, use a food processor.
  3. Use your whipped yogurt in any way you would use whipped cream or yogurt.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/minimal-monday-whipped-yogurt/

notes:

  • Feel free to adjust the proportions of cream to yogurt for different effects.
  • Try using the seeds of a vanilla bean, or some vanilla extract, for flavor and a sense of sweetness without the need to add any sweetener.
  • Try substituting whipped yogurt in no-bake recipes and other recipes that call for whipped cream.

 

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WHIPPED YOGURT can double as a healthier alternative to whipped cream, or a more decadent yogurt, but whatever way you think about it, it's awesome! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

 

used to make whipped yogurt (photos are clickable)

39 Comments

  • Reply
    Brianne Prior
    June 7, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Could this be used as a “frosting” for cake? I’m struggling to find a suitable no-sugar frosting for my daughter’s no-sugar/grain smash cake, and it is a challenge!!! If this doesn’t work,out as frosting, I may just layer it with strawberries and have her tear into that!!! Because yogurt and fruit are big time favorites of hers!!!

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    Rachel
    March 24, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I made this with full fat greek yogurt and have decided it is not my cup of tea. It is richer than regular yogurt, but lacks the lightness of whipped cream.

    It would probably be better if made with those fat free flavored yogurts as the cream would add richness and cut the overly sweet taste they frequently have.

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      Sue
      March 24, 2017 at 7:49 am

      That’s something to try, for sure. I’ve never liked flavored yogurts, so that might help. It also might be nice to try and flavor this recipe with some natural fruit like pureed strawberries.

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    Linda
    March 15, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I have been strainiing regular yogurt to make my own greek yogurt . I noticed that Fage put cream in theirs and it seems to be whipped. This is the recipe I need to copy Fage. Thank you.

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    Yael
    March 7, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Woops. Just saw my comment. I guess it did go through after all. Sorry.

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    Yael
    March 7, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Hmmm… I tried to post this yesterday but I guess it didn’t go through for some reason–but I am loving this whole concept! Have been flavoring it with lime zest and honey to top fruit salad. Am thinking I will try flavoring with lemon curd next. Maybe not quite as healthy as originally intended but definitely more so than plain whipped cream.:)

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    Yael
    March 6, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Have been really loving this whole concept lately as a topping for fruit salad-I don’t really measure either the cream or yogurt and just use a hand mixer to beat the mixture and then add in lime zest and honey and a bit of lime juice and beat a bit more. Am thinking of trying it with a bit of jarred lemon curd and maybe some lemon zest to mix things up also to top fruit salad.

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    Jules @ WolfItDown
    August 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I would never have thought of this! Clever, and yes… the flavour of natural yogurt can be a little sharp at times, so this is a great way of fixing it! Have you tried making ice cream with it? x

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    SallyBR
    August 13, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Sue, I am enjoying it by the spoonful…. PURE with nothing else

    I did yogurt + heavy cream (half the amount you called for) and the other half I used coconut milk

    I think I am in love…… LOVE!!!!! real delicious, like a cloud of heaven! A savory version must happen soon

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 13, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      What a smart idea to try coconut milk!

  • Reply
    Mary Younkin
    August 10, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I NEED this in my life, STAT! You are a genius.

  • Reply
    Lisa @garlicandzest.com
    August 10, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I want a cloud of yogurt! It looks and sounds luscious! I don’t have an immersion blender, though. Think it would work in my VitaMix?

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    cheri
    August 9, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I’m making this tomorrow morning Sue, well maybe even tonight for dessert. Love the way you roll in the kitchen everything is possible. Love this!!!

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    Gerlinde @Sunnycovechef
    August 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    What a great idea, I think I try making it in my Vitamix.

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 9, 2016 at 7:56 am

      The vitamix is perfect for this, Gerlinde…I want one so badly!

  • Reply
    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    August 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Hmm, whipped yogurt. How cool is that? The possibilities are endless. I can’t wait to give this a try!

  • Reply
    Jan
    August 8, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    You are the “bomb”! Lol!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 8, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      :)))

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    Alexandra
    August 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Sue, to your brilliant minimalist whipped yogurt, maybe you would like to try this version of “yogurt ice cream”;
    —- to your yogurt/cream mixture add 1 Tbs of icing sugar, run the immersion blender until bubbles are formed the sugar is desolved and the volume increases, and then freeze. When serving, add any of your colorful fruits or jam…..just like in your lovely picture

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      Sue
      August 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      I’ll definitely try that Alexandra!

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    DAVID M. DUNN
    August 8, 2016 at 10:46 am

    OK, I just now read this post and then followed your recipe and–once again, you kicked a.. well the ball out of the park.
    Now the possibilities are just tumbling into my head. Plain yogurt whipping/heavy cream, a wee bit of fresh garlic smashed, a bit of onion done the same and everything whipped nicely to spoon over a really huge number of savories.
    Sue, you have dropped a small pebble into the ponds of our collective minds, and the ripples are spreading out. For a good chunk of time, I expect. My gratitudes!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

      haha, that just made my day ;) I do like the savory ideas that are popping up here…I might just have to get back in the kitchen today…

    • Reply
      SallyBR
      August 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Exactly!!!!! great minds comment alike! ;-)

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    SallyBR
    August 8, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I am in love! I am in love!!!!!!!

    trying this very soon – but now I wonder… imagine some savory concoctions? Would that work? A wihpped yogurt with paprika or curry, to soon over grilled salmon? A turkey burger?

    oh, the possibilities!!!!

    I am going to make this very very soon!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 8, 2016 at 10:46 am

      I like the way you think, girl!

      • Reply
        SallyBR
        August 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

        I like the way you cook! ;-)

  • Reply
    Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    August 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I love this idea! A little heavy cream makes everything better, lol. It looks so good and the photos are beautiful! Take care.

  • Reply
    Marilyn
    August 8, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I’ve never had whipped yogurt before!! Looks so dense and delicious!

  • Reply
    Shelma
    August 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Whatttt?!!! I’ve never heard of whipped yoghurt before! The photos look fantastic! By the way, I love your blog! I’ve been noticing it around facebook. Such beautiful photos and great recipes!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 8, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Shelma, I appreciate that so much <3

  • Reply
    Renee
    August 8, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I want this piled on top of a fresh berry tart! Yum!

  • Reply
    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    August 8, 2016 at 8:43 am

    What a great idea! I bet it would be great with some fresh strawberries.

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 8, 2016 at 8:48 am

      It’s really perfect for berries, Dannii — thanks for stopping by :)

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    August 8, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Oh boy I can think of a hundred uses for this amazing stuff! You are so creative – this is brilliant! Thanks so much :)

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    August 8, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I have whipped LOTS of things, but never Greek yogurt! How genius is this?! I can’t wait to try this, Sue… I have the feeling I will be eating it by the spoonful, straight from the bowl. :) Cheers!

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    Chris Scheuer
    August 8, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Very cool Sue, I love all the implications this has. Brilliant!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    August 8, 2016 at 7:34 am

    What a great idea!! So pretty with those currants, too :)

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    August 8, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Beautiful! I just bought some greek yoghurt and red currants :-))

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 8, 2016 at 7:11 am

      enjoy, Angie!

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