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April 02, 2006

No Sugar Added Coffee-Flavored Yogurt

I like yogurt, but I don't like most commercially available flavored yogurts. Most are way too sweet, and many are too goopy. I'm particularly irked by "Light" yogurts that are sweetened with palate-searing quantities of Splenda, and often lurk in places like Starbucks coffee shops and airports, where a girl looking for a quick yogurt fix might unsuspectingly grab one. My favorite brand of commercial yogurt is Wallaby. Stonyfield Farms' Chocolate Undergroud is also a thing of beauty.

However, lately, I've taken to just keeping a plain lowfat yogurt on hand, and doctoring it up with a variety of ingredients. For a while, I was experimenting a lot with savory additions to plain yogurt. Believe it or not, halved grape tomatoes, chopped kalamata olives, and lashings and lashings of freshly ground black pepper make an amazing addition to yogurt. Try it - it's the breakfast of champions.

This morning I went for something more traditional, and made coffee yogurt as follows: take a half cup of plain lowfat yogurt, and stir in about 1/2 teaspoon of Medaglia d'Oro instant espresso powder (or other good quality instant unsweetened coffee powder). Sprinkle on a touch of Splenda (I used less than half a packet) and stir. Eat.

Posted by spaceling at April 2, 2006 09:07 PM


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