Cherry Vanilla Yogurt

Cherry Vanilla Yogurt

I love plain yogurt on it’s own, or with some chopped fruit added. I typically don’t add any sweetener, I just like to enjoy it as is. My daughter will eat plain unsweetened yogurt quite happily too. But just for fun I decided to try making a “special treat” yogurt with real cherries, vanilla, and sweetened with a little honey.

This really is a special treat because it is pretty decadent, but perfect for dessert or a yummy snack 🙂

The difference between this recipe and the store-bought fruity yogurts (even the organic brands) is that the fruit is real and fresh, there is NO refined sugar, and there are only 4 ingredients.

I started with a store-bought plain yogurt that contains active/live bacteria (some store-bought brands may be pasteurized after the yogurt has been cultured, which kills off the beneficial bacteria). A nice thick homemade yogurt would be even better if you make your own yogurt.

Cherry Vanilla Yogurt

8oz (1 cup) plain yogurt
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-3 teaspoons liquid honey (preferably raw) or maple syrup*
8 ripe cherries

1. Pour yogurt into a bowl and mix in the vanilla extract and honey until there are no streaky remnants of vanilla or honey.
2. Cut each cherry in half and remove the pit. Cut each half into quarters and add to the yogurt.
3. Stir in the cherries and watch your yogurt take on a pretty light pink hue!

*Amount of honey used will vary depending on personal taste and the tartness of your yogurt.

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5 Comment

  1. Natalia says:

    What a great idea! My daughter loves plain yogurt drizzled with honey and sprinkled with sunflower seeds. She’s finicky about fruit (which is very strange considering her genes and her brother’s addiction to it) but this may just work.

    1. Debbie says:

      Your daughter’s yogurt sounds delicious too, and very healthy! I hope she enjoys this version too 🙂

  2. Miz Helen says:

    This yogurt with fresh cherries looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. This is my favorite flavored yogurt. Thanks so much for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

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