There is the magical thing in the Midwest known as frozen custard. Growing up in Texas, I had never experienced the glory of this until I came to college. Now, I can’t even look at ice cream the same. Custard has set the bar high above even Blue Bell. (Yes, I said it.) A local custard shop makes a pumpkin pie custard concrete. Imagine an actual piece of pumpkin pie stirred into creamy, frozen, vanilla custard. It is pure heaven-and packed with more calories than I care to know about. Since I had my quota of custard for the month within the first week and a half, I decided that I needed a substitute.
This yogurt parfait is a healthier version of a creamy pumpkin treat (though not nearly as indulgent). No cooking required, it only took assembling. It would make a nice addition to a fall brunch or a simply a dessert that’s healthy enough to eat as often as you’d like. It took only about 10 minutes to prepare.
-cinnamon graham crackers
-pumpkin pie filling (chilled)
1. Crush walnuts and set aside. Crumble graham crackers to desired size and mix with crushed walnuts.
2. Mix 1 cup of yogurt and 1/2 cup of pie filling until blended. Stir in 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
3. Layer dry mixture with yogurt mixture in a small serving dish.
Here is a spritzer that I am obsessed with lately, sparkling cold apple cider. Oh my goodness-it’s delightful! Mix 5 ounces of cold pressed cider with 3 ounces of sparkling water. Easy enough, right?
Yogurt truly is a great option for a daily dessert. Honestly, I need a little something sweet each day. All the options from Yoplait give you multiple ways to trick yourself into thinking you’re indulging. The Boston cream pie has got to be one the most creative yogurt flavors invented. Love it. Check out the video below for more from Yoplait.