It’s been a while since I shared a strange food combination, so let’s get to it. Did you know you can freeze Greek yogurt, break it up into a bark and take it to go? Well you can, but as I’ve learned in the following experiment, timing is key.
Frozen Greek yogurt bark recipe
I love Greek yogurt, and it makes its way into at least one of my meals a day, particularly my go-to easy and healthy overnight oats and the best ever coconut protein overnight oats. A few nights ago, I was playing around on Pinterest and saw a few versions of regular yogurt bark offered up as a dessert.
I was intrigued and knew I had to try my own take.
Here’s what I used in my version …
- 2 cups of plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 handful of almonds
- 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Chop up the almonds with some sort of a kitchen tool. To do that, I wrap the almonds in a paper towel and beat on top of them with a muddler from our bar set-up. I find this the most enjoyable activity there is in the kitchen, but you can smash the almonds however you please.
- Mix the yogurt, blueberries, almonds pieces, shredded coconut flakes and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Line a glass dish with parchment paper.
- Spread the mixture evenly in the dish.
- Cover it.
- Freeze it for a few hours. (I let mine freeze overnight.)
- Take it out, and break up the pieces into bark.
- Let them sit for about 20 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy.
The process looks like this …
Timing is key
When you first take out the bark, you’ll notice a few ice chips on it. That’s why you need to wait a bit before enjoying.
I didn’t do that. In fact, upon first bite, I thought the bark was a little too cold and a fail. But once it melted after about 20 minutes, the chill subsided (before it turned from a bark into a mess, of course), and it was quite delicious.
The whole idea of frozen Greek yogurt bark is one that can be done with any number of combinations of ingredients.
Chocolate chips and peanut butter might make a more savory treat. And bananas may add a tasty texture as well.
Mine turned a bluish purple hue from the blueberries.
I took some of the bark in the car on Friday during our wedding weekend roadtrip to Boonville, and we finished it off.
It’s healthy, easy and although it doesn’t require utensils to eat, you may want a napkin handy for clean-up.
Questions of the day
Do you enjoy Greek yogurt? What’s your favorite way to eat it? Do you have any workout plans this week?