Yogurt Customization #1 (Citrus, Strawberry, and Raspberry Flavors)

Trio of Homemade Yogurt, Parfait Style
Raspberry, Citrus, and Strawberry homemade yogurts, with granola and fresh fruit.

Customize Without Compromise

The best part of making your own yogurt (or buying in bulk), is that you can completely customize your yogurt. Everyone in my house has their own opinion about what flavor we should have or what toppings should be on top. The biggest request is not to compromise the homemade yogurt’s thick consistency.

Flavoring the Yogurt

Today, I would like to share with you some yogurt flavoring ideas, that also work well together parfait style. The brights notes of citrus work beautifully with the raspberry and strawberry flavors. By using freeze dried powder for the strawberry and raspberry flavors, they have no additional fluids but pack flavor. As with the freeze dried powders, the zest of orange and lemon pack a lot of flavor. By combining lemon and orange, you are getting two bright flavors that work great together. Either way, a little sweetness and vanilla bring it all together and you have thick and flavorful yogurt.

Topping It Off

Once you have your beautifully flavored yogurt, you or the other hungry mouths might want to add some extra flavors or textures. A great to accomplish this, as well as offering additional customization options, is with toppings. Some great toppings for these flavors are granola, fresh raspberries, fresh strawberries, or chopped nuts. You can get very creative and individualized with topping options. My family loves yogurt parfaits with fresh fruit and granola. Freeze dried fruit works well for toppings, too.

Yogurt Trio with toppings
Citrus, Raspberry and Strawberry yogurt with freeze dried berries

 

 Citrus Yogurt

Citrus Yogurt

The bright flavors of orange and lemon pair very well together in this amazing flavored yogurt, especially with tart or Greek style yogurts. The flavors in this recipes are very bold, as that's what my family prefers. If you prefer a milder citrus flavor, the recipes notes has additional directions for you.

Course: Breakfast
Author: Kayla
Ingredients
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cup thick or greek style yogurt plain
Instructions
  1. Zest orange and lemon into bowl.

  2. Stir in sugar until combined and zest evenly dispersed.

  3. Stir in yogurt and vanilla, until completely combined.

  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (to allow flavors to thoroughly combine), or until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

If citrus flavor is too bold for your tastes, you can add an additional 1 cup of yogurt, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Strawberry Yogurt

Strawberry Yogurt

Beautifully thick and creamy yogurt with natural strawberry flavor

Course: Breakfast
Author: Kayla
Ingredients
  • 2 cups thick or greek style yogurt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon freeze dried strawberry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar and strawberry powder in bowl until completely combined.

  2. Add yogurt, stir until combined.

  3. Add vanilla, stir until combined.

  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (allows flavors to more thoroughly combine), or until ready to serve. Stir before serving.

Recipe Notes

By combining the fruit powder with the sugar, it incorporates more effectively.

You can use whole freeze dried strawberries and use a food processor to make them into a powder or buy freeze dried powder.

Raspberry Yogurt

Raspberry Yogurt

Thick and creamy naturally flavored raspberry yogurt made from freeze dried raspberry powder.

Course: Breakfast
Author: Kayla
Ingredients
  • 2 cups thick or greek style yogurt plain
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon freeze dried raspberry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Stir freeze dried raspberry powder with sugar, in bowl, until completely combined.

  2. Add yogurt, stir until completely combined.

  3. Add vanilla extract, stir until completely combined.

  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (allows flavors to combined more effectively), or until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

You can also buy whole freeze dried raspberries and use a food processor to make your raspberry powder.

Combining the raspberry powder and sugar together first, allows for an easier time stirring everything together.

raspberry, strawberry and citrus yogurt parfait with fresh berries and granola
Yogurt Trio Parfait

 

You can also try blueberry, vanilla bean or peach-mango, check out my Yogurt Customization #2 post for the recipes!

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