Yogurt Recipes

Yogurt Cheese Parfait recipe

A simple, yet decadent dessert that is perfect for a hot summer evening. Strain yogurt until it yields a creamy cheese, and layer with fresh berries for a tangy and sweet treat that is as easy to make as it is delicious. Drizzle with honey for a burst of sweetness, or layer with granola for a hearty breakfast.


  • 6 c. plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 c. fresh raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries
  • honey, for garnish


  1. In large bowl combine yogurt and sugar. Whisk to combine.

  2. Line a colander with cheesecloth and place over bowl. Transfer yogurt into colander and strain 4-6 hours. Discard whey, and transfer yogurt cheese back to bowl.

  3. Add grated lemon zest to yogurt cheese, and mix well.

  4. Prepare parfait as follows: spoon yogurt into glass, alternating with layers of fresh berries. Top with berries and drizzle with honey, if desired.

Author: Catherine Herzog

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Published: January 17, 2012
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