Happy Tuesday!!!! Sorry for ditching you all yesterday, my weekend was extra busy and extra fun because my parents came down and stayed with us. We did lots of shopping, eating, puppy playing, and football watching. That left little time for blog writing, but I assure you I was thinking about you all the whole time.
It all started on a trip to Target (like most good ideas do). I was perusing the grocery section and saw these little gems with a “new” sticker by them. I’m a sucker for anything new. Gotta try it at least once. Too bad I had just bought 2 family size containers of plain 0% Fage. And too bad it was close to $4 for 3 tiny cups. Now I LOVE greek yogurt, but that’s a little ridiculous even for me. So I passed up the newness, thinking I would buy them some time they went on sale and I didn’t have a boat-load of other yogurt already in the fridge.
Then as I was driving home it hit me. I could make my own fancy schmancy yogurt bites. Normally I add vanilla stevia drops and fruit to it (which is delicious). But how hard could it be to make coffee flavored yogurt?
Turns out, not hard at all. Granted I haven’t tried the Chobani real version yet, but I think this stuff is pretty darn tasty. I just added my normal vanilla stevia drops to the yogurt, stirred it up. Then added some Starbucks Via powder and stirred that until it dissolved. And topped it with a few dark chocolate chips.
Via powder is basically really finely ground coffee that dissolves in water (or yogurt). You could also substitute espresso powder or any other instant coffee if you have that. I had some leftover Via from baking at Christmas and it worked perfect. It added the coffee flavor I was looking for, without watering the yogurt down. The best part is that you can control the sweetness by adjusting the amount of Stevia, and the level of coffee flavor by adding more or less of that.
I’m sure the Chobani is great, but I think I’d rather make my own, save a bit of money and be able to make it extra coffee-ee if I want
Coffee Greek Yogurt with Dark Chocolate Chips
Prep Time: 1 minute
Keywords: breakfast dessert snack high protein greek yogurt
Ingredients (1/2 cup)
- 1/2 c plain 0% greek yogurt
- 1/2 t vanilla stevia drops (or sugar to taste and a dash of vanilla extract)
- 1 t. instant coffee powder
- a few dark chocolate chips
Add stevia drops to yogurt
Mix well with a spoon
Add coffee, stir until dissolved
Top with chocolate chips