Monday, May 16, 2011

Orange Yogurt

I must have breakfast in the morning. Usually within an hour of waking up or else I get really really cranky. This is also true for having a cup of coffee. I'm always looking for new breakfast ideas and when I saw the Barefoot Contessa flavor her own yogurt, I was sold. Turned out delicious.

The key is to drain your yogurt overnight in a strainer with a paper towl or piece of cheesecloth. This takes out the excess liquid.

Sans excess liquid

Then you add in your favorite flavors. I used her example of orange zest, orange juice, a little vanilla and some honey.

Delicious yogurt in my morning parfait. I'll definitely be making this again. I'm thinking of trying a pomegrante flavor. Yum!

Here is her original recipe


  1. i am a big pomegranate fan, so i bet that twist on this will be so good!

  2. This looks tasty! Have you ever tried Greek Yogurt? It is super thick and saves you the step of straining it!

    - Maggie

  3. Holy moly!!! I use a coffee filter to strain yogurt. I never buy greek yogurt because its expensive and I can get the same texture straining it! I've got to try the orange.... Bet you could do lemon too....