Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Raspberry-Mint "Custard"

One of the staples I buy at the supermarket every week is fat free yogurt. Mixed with some dip mix - it is a tasty and healthy accompaniment for veggies. It's a great thickener for sauces. And a nice way to cool down anything spicy ( like curries or chili)

So the other night I was making our nightly dessert (Sugar free Jello. I need something sweet after dinner and this 1 point dessert that comes in scads of yum flavors like Black Cherry and Streawberry Banana just does just fine!), when I had an idea.

I mixed fat free yogurt with 1 packet of Pure Via (my go-to sweetener), a drop of vanilla extract and some chopped mint. That - combined with the jello and set to chill, took on a silky custard-y texture not to mention the match made in heaven pair of raspberry and mint.

Of course if you already have fat free vanilla yogurt just go ahead and use that and omit the Pure Via and vanilla extract from the recipe!

It is not only cute (the bright pink "custard" accented by a bright green mint leaf) but it tastes amazing, refreshing and oh yeah, 2 points a serving!!

Raspberry Mint "Custard"
2 servings, 2 pts each.
1/2 cup fat free yogurt
1 packet Pure Via or other non caloric sweetener
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp mint, chopped finely
1 package raspberry Sugar Free Jello

Combine the yogurt, sweetener, vanilla and mix. Pulse in a food processor until well blended. Refrigerate.

Prepare the jello as directed on the box and refrigerate for 1 hour. After 1 hour combine with yogurt mixture and blend well. Pour into serving bowls and chill for another 2-3 hours until firm.
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Garish with mint and enjoy!

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Serve in a wine glass or margarita glass for an extra festive dessert!

1 comment:

b*schus said...

Love this! Definitely more satisfying than plain Jello!