Low-Cal, Luscious Fruit Cream

Ice cream comes loaded with calories, and low-cal versions simply don’t taste that great. That is why there is ‘fruit cream’—easy to dish up at home, and so good for you!

What you need:

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup single cream/light cream (you can substitute half and half if these are not available)
  • sugar to taste
  • berries and other fresh fruits of your choice
  • crushed almonds/walnuts (optional)

What you do:

1. Pour the yogurt into a muslin cloth, tie it up tightly and hang it over a bowl for a couple of hours, letting the whey drain out.

2. Chill the yogurt in the fridge for at least an hour.

3. Now place the creamy yogurt into a big bowl, add sugar, and whisk gently for a couple of minutes, adding single cream to thin it out and make it easier to stir.

4. When the cream, sugar and yogurt are well combined, layer them into a glass bowl with fresh fruit of your choice, topping the dessert with berries (in India, we’re enjoying mango season right now, and nothing quite matches the taste of fresh mangoes sliced into this heavenly sea of cream…). An aside: apples, melons and papaya aren’t too exciting an addition. Try grapes, banana, pineapple cubes, and of course as many kinds of berries as you can!

5. You can add nuts, raisins, honey, or cinnamon to make it more interesting.

This is a dessert I love. It is silken, not too sweet, and contains the goodness of fresh fruits and the healing benefits of yogurt. Since childhood, we’ve called it ‘fruit cream,’ though I am sure it goes by many other names all over the world.

Do share your ideas on how to make this dessert even more delicious!

 

 

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62 comments

Konstantin Trubin

thanks

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Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago

yum

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Dale Overall

I do this taste treat often and it is worth it! Delightful!

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Terry Vanderbush
Terry V5 years ago

thanks

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Molly S.
Molly S5 years ago

Sounds good

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Ishma Shumama
Natalie Kulk5 years ago

thanks for the recipe!

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Sije Dijkstra
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for the article!

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Yummy! Thanks.

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Nancy M.
Past Member 5 years ago

Add protein powder instead of sugar, so much healthier

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