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.
1. Persian Pudding Yogurt Cup
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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