8 Sweet & Decadent DIY Yogurt Cup Topping Ideas

Last week I shared how much more affordable and better for the environment it is to buy large containers of yogurt and divide into small reusable Ziploc containers to make your own to-go yogurt cups.

I also love making my own because it really lets me get creative and have fun with the flavors and toppings. Here are just a few of my favorite (and totally decadent!) sweet Greek yogurt topping ideas. I usually buy the largest sized yogurt container (my favorite is Fage Total--yes, that's the full fat kind!)

Check out the pictures and recipes below, and let me know which of these is your favorite.

xo

Alejandra

1. Persian Pudding Yogurt Cup
I absolutely LOVE Persian desserts, and they were the inspiration for this fragrant yogurt cup. Flavored with rosewater, cardamom, and honey. This one is equally lovely for breakfast or as a light dessert after a Middle Eastern meal.

To make: Stir 1/2 teaspoon of rosewater and a sprinkle of ground cardamom into 3/4 cup of whole Greek yogurt. Top with a generous drizzle of honey, chopped dried apricots, and roasted salted pistachios.

2. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Yogurt Cup
Who doesn't love chocolate covered strawberries? This is a great way to add that decadent flavor to your breakfast cup of yogurt.

To Make: Slice up 4 or 5 large strawberries and mix with the yogurt. Top with a drizzle of warm chocolate ganache and a teaspoon of semisweet chocolate chips (for that chocolate shell-like crunch).

3. Apple Walnut Charoset Yogurt Cup
If you've ever taken part in a Passover dinner, you've probably tried charoset--a salad of apples, walnuts, honey, cinnamon, and sweet red wine. I've always loved the combination of flavors, and it was the inspiration for this easy yogurt topping.

To Make: Dice up 1/2 of a tart apple (I love Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Pink Lady apples!), crush 5 walnuts and sprinkle on the yogurt. Drizzle with honey and just a dash of cinnamon.

4. S'Mores Yogurt Cup
Oh yes. I did this.

Toasted mini marshmallows, crumbled cookies, and drizzled dark chocolate ganache over a cupful of rich, creamy Greek yogurt is an amazing breakfast for those days when you need something...oh...just a little bit extra to get you through the morning.

To Make: I used my little kitchen torch on a plate of mini marshmallows, but I realized most people don't have a torch. You can also just hold a couple regular sized marshmallows over a gas flame until toasted then chop them up, or just toss them on untoasted. You only need a few marshmallows to get that flavor without a crazy sugar rush. Crumble up a cookie--I used shortbread, but graham crackers are the classic. And then add a small drizzle of chocolate ganache or your favorite hot fudge syrup.

5. Blueberries & Almond Cream Yogurt Cup
It's no secret that almonds are my absolute favorite flavor ever--especially when paired with tart summer blueberries. Try this sweet and fresh twist on the classic berries & cream for your next breakfast.

To Make: Whisk a splash of almond extract and 2 teaspoons of brown sugar with 3/4 cup whole Greek yogurt. Top with fresh blueberries, sliced raw almonds, and a teaspoon of white chocolate chips (they add that "and cream" flavor!).

6. Peanut Butter & Banana Yogurt Cup
Peanut butter, honey, and bananas are a CLASSIC combination. Adding them to yogurt feels like you're enjoying dessert for breakfast, but you're really getting a super healthy bowl of protein, healthy fats, and other nutrients. Total win!

To Make: Top 3/4 cup of whole Greek yogurt with a dollop of your favorite natural peanut butter (creamy or crunchy!). Add 1/2 a sliced banana, a small drizzle of honey for sweetness, and a tiny dash of cinnamon.

7. Blackberry Lime Yogurt Cup 
  If you're a fan of tart, citrus flavors, you should definitely try this combination of lime curd and sweet, ripe blackberries.

To Make: Top your yogurt with a generous dollop of lime curd (fresh or jarred--I love Dickinson's lime curd) and a small handful of ripe blackberries. Easy as pie!

8. Almond Joy Yogurt Cup
It's the responsible grown-up version of having a candy bar for breakfast! This DIY yogurt cup topping has all the flavors of a delicious Almond Joy, reimagined in a healthy morning package.

To Make: Top yogurt with a generous drizzle of dark chocolate ganache or your favorite hot fudge sauce, shaved unsweetened coconut, and sliced roasted almonds. Dig in!

Which of these sweet and decadent DIY yogurt cup topping ideas would you like to try first



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