Thursday, June 13, 2013

Berry Party

Berries and yogurt remind me of summer and good friends. Several years ago, Becca and Kyle introduced me to the tradition of making berries and cream for the Fourth of July. It was a festive dessert that was healthier than most and absolutely delicious. Now, every year, I look forward to this light snack! True to form, Becca and Kyle decided to host a berry/yogurt gathering and serve the summer treat. It was amazing. I have missed this stuff!
I also tried the yogurt with blackberries and raspberries for the first time, and I loved it! I usually stick with the Fourth of July fruit (strawberries and blueberries), but I am glad I ventured out and tried something new. I brought some home for Nathan, and the babies went crazy over it! 

Also, I just have to mention that Eliza went to the party dressed like this:
After putting on her knee pads, elbow pads, and fingerless gloves to walk to Becca's house for the party, Eliza looked over at me and said, "Mom--I. look. SO COOL." I couldn't argue with that.

If you want to try some berries and yogurt yourself, here is the easiest recipe in the world. Thanks, Pioneer Woman!

  • 1-1/2 cup Plain, Unflavored Yogurt
  • 1-1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup (to 3/4 Cup) Brown Sugar
  •  Blueberries (or Other Fruit Of Your Choice)

Preparation Instructions

First, pour the yogurt into a bowl. Then add the cream. With a whisk carefully stir until combined. It should be nice and thick.
Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top of the yogurt mixture. Do not stir the mixture. Cover the bowl with foil or plastic wrap and tightly seal the edges. Place in the refrigerator for at least three or four hours.
When you are ready to serve, place a small handful of berries (or other fruit) into a bowl or cup. Now, you can either not stir the mixture and have small visible bits of brown sugar in the finished product or you can whisk the mixture until smooth. This is how I like it. Stirred or not, spoon the yogurt mixture over the berries or fruit. Repeat the layers once, ending with berries on top.


  1. I'm sorry, anything with heavy cream AND brown sugar is meant to be. I'm definitely going to have to try this.


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