8 yummy yogurt desserts you’ll want to try this summer

[Photo: Pumpkin & Peanut Butter]

Yogurt is such a versatile and healthy pantry staple. From baked goods to frozen treats, yogurt adds a delightful creaminess and flavour without piling on the calories.

You can substitute yogurt for cream cheese in cheesecakes, heavy cream in panna cotta, and more. Here are eight delightful new desserts that are friendly to both your tastebuds and your waistline.

Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark [Photo: At The Corner Of Happy & Harried]

All this recipe calls for is Greek yogurt and your favourite toppings. Go rich and decadent or light and fruity. Play around with your favourite flavours and what’s in season! The best part, these are no-bake, super easy and satisfy any cravings for something cold and sweet.

Get recipe from: At The Corner Of Happy & Harried.

No Bake Chocolate Orange Greek Yogurt Cheesecake [Photo: Nutmeg Nanny]

If a traditional cheesecake recipe scares you, then this no-bake Greek yogurt cheesecake is just what you need. Topped with shaved chocolate and candied orange slices, this makes for a pretty and light summer dessert.

Get recipe from: Nutmeg Nanny.

Saffron Shrikhand: Saffron Flavored Creamy Yogurt [Photo: Ecurry]

Shrikhand is a simple creamy yogurt dessert from India. Typically flavored with sweet spices like cardamom, saffron or seasonal fruits like mangoes, this dessert is an easy and delightful finish to your meal.

Get recipe from: Ecurry.

Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse Parfait [Photo: Little Sweet Baker]

This dessert only needs four ingredients and two of them are chocolate and strawberries! What’s not to love! This parfait’s creamy texture, luscious white chocolate flavou, and fresh ripe strawberries are sure to please anyone. Can you think of anything better or more elegant for your next gathering?

Get recipe from: Little Sweet Baker.

Bhapa Doi Or Baked Yogurt Pudding With Pomegranate Coulis [Photo: At The Corner Of Happy & Harried]

This creamy baked yogurt pudding is based on a traditional Indian sweetened yogurt dessert known as bhapa doi. This easy to make pudding has been jazzed up with a pomegranate coulis, crushed nuts and rose petals. A picture perfect dessert for entertaining or for days when you feel like a treat.

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Basbousa, Middle-Eastern Semolina Cake With Lemon-Rose Syrup [Photo: At The Corner Of Happy & Harried]

Variations of this dish can be found throughout the Middle East but they’re all delicious. This decadent but simple cake is made with semolina, yogurt, butter and sugar, and drenched in a sticky lemon-rose syrup before serving. This is one indulgence worth having over and over!

Get recipe from: At The Corner Of Happy & Harried.

Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta With Plum Coulis [Photo: Curry Trail]

Although the name literally means “cooked cream”, there is nothing stopping you from swapping out the heavy cream for healthier Greek yogurt while making panna cotta. The creaminess of yogurt and the slight tang from the plums makes it a yummy and light summer dessert. Go ahead and have that second helping!

Get recipe from: Curry Trail.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles [Photo: Pumpkin & Peanut Butter]

Brighten up your summer days with this twist on fro-yo. These strawberry yogurt popsicles are creamy and delicious, and best of all, topped with a dark chocolate drizzle.

Get recipe from: Pumpkin & Peanut Butter.

Anjana Devasahayam is a foodie, baker, recipe creator and blogger at her blog, At The Corner Of Happy & Harried. Connect with her on Facebook,  Instagram, Twitter, Google+ & Pinterest. 

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