Calling all dairy lovers! This Fruit and Yogurt Dream is the perfect dessert in a pinch…creamy, dreamy, and just sweet enough, it’s so fast and easy you won’t believe it!
I’m pretty sure that if given the chance, both my husband and my daughter would eat their weight in yogurt. Or in pudding…or custard. Really, anything that fits in the creamy, thick, slightly sweet category is pretty much a guaranteed winner in my house. I’m not sure if this is a Dutch thing (most of the Dutch folks I know love them some pudding and yogurt), or if it’s just a VandeLaar thing.
Either way, I’m not mad at it…as long as I have some yogurt in the house, I know my toddler is going to eat something healthy, being that she’s a toddler and I never know day to day what she’s going to decide she does or does not like. My fellow toddler parents out there know exactly what I’m talking about.
This Fruit and Yogurt Dream dessert is another Mama Maria (my mother-in-law) creation. It’s also another one of those lovely “throw everything in the bowl and mix it up” recipes that I really, really love. I mean, as much fun as it is to get all technical and create something that is as labor instensive as it is beautiful, ain’t nobody got time for that all of the time. There are some days when life is crazy, you’re tired, you’re two-year-old is having one of “those” days, and all you want to do is put something delicious on the table that everyone will love..and make it snappy. This is that recipe.
It’s also perfect for those times when unexpected or last-minute visitors come over, or even for any pot-luck/cookout/tailgate/what have you. It’s cold and refreshing, making it perfect for a hot summer day. And, you know, it’s got fruit and yogurt in it…so…healthy, right?
So, here’s how you make it: open a large tub of vanilla yogurt and put it in a bowl. To that add a little sour cream and whipped cream (you can use homemade or store bought, whatever floats your boat), and whisk all of that together. Pop open a can of fruit cocktail (pick your poison here), drain it, and mix it in. Boom. Done. Happy desserting!
Fruit and Yogurt Dream
- 1 32 oz Vanilla Yogurt
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- 1/2 Cup Whipped Cream
- 1 15.25 oz Can Fruit Cocktail or Mixed Fruit drained
- 1-2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar optional
- In a large bowl, gently whisk together the yogurt, whipped cream, and sour cream until it is smooth with no lumps.
- Fold in the drained can of fruit.
- If needed for sweetness, mix in a little powdered sugar to taste. This may be needed if you've used home made whipped cream.