This Is My Favorite Summer Dessert, and It Has Only 3 Ingredients
I love summer for more reasons than I have room to list here. The toys (including this awesome backyard water slide), the pool, the relaxed schedules, the cookouts … I could go on. Summer presents a unique challenge for many parents, though, as well. It’s a time when our kids are home from school and seemingly always hungry.
How to Make Yogurt Pie
To make the pie, you’ll start by combining refrigerated (not frozen) whipped topping with your favorite brand and flavor of yogurt. Once the mixture is combined, spoon it into one large graham cracker crust or multiple mini crusts. Then, leave it in the refrigerator or freezer to chill and firm up. (Or, if you’re like my kids and me, eat it right away.)
This yogurt pie is my favorite treat to whip up for my kids in the summer for so many reasons: There are only three (or four) ingredients, it’s so simple to make that my 5-year-old can do it by herself, and it’s nice and cool. Of course, I also can’t forget the fact that it’s delicious and refreshing. Yogurt pie is, well, what it sounds like: pie made of yogurt. If that doesn’t sound very appetizing to you, though, keep reading. Hopefully I can change your mind.
How to Make Yogurt Pie
This dessert is so easy to make that it’s almost impossible to mess it up. To make the pie, you’ll start by combining refrigerated (not frozen) whipped topping with your favorite brand and flavor of yogurt. The recipe calls for Greek yogurt, but I usually use regular blueberry or strawberry yogurt. If you want, you can also add some sliced fresh fruit.
Once the mixture is combined, spoon it into one large graham cracker crust or multiple mini crusts. Then, leave it in the refrigerator or freezer to chill and firm up. (Or, if you’re like my kids and me, eat it right away.)
What’s So Great About Yogurt Pie?
I’ll start with this: Yogurt pie is easy and quick. My Instagram feed is full of likely delicious homemade Popsicles, smoothies, and blended desserts during summer. Many times, though, I don’t want to get out the blender and clean it up afterward, and my kids don’t want to wait for Popsicles to freeze. With yogurt pie, there’s no blending, there’s no freezing (well, technically there is, but we never wait), and there’s minimal cleanup. Wash your mixing bowl and spoon when you’re done, and that’s it. It’s so easy to make that I can prep a pie or a tray of mini pies in less than five minutes. I can also hand the ingredients over to my kids and they can easily make their own pies.
The pie is also great because it tastes so good, and it’s easily customizable. The recipe technically calls for four ingredients, but I often make the pie with just three: graham cracker crust, yogurt, and whipped topping. Kids can choose their own yogurt flavor and sliced berries to mix in. I also typically make mini pies instead of one big pie. It’s fun for my kids to each have their own pie, and it’s easy to just grab one out of the fridge when I want a sweet snack. With whipped topping and yogurt, it’s cool and refreshing, and it just hits the spot on a hot summer day.
If you’re looking to save some money and still have a delicious dessert, try making yogurt pie. With the current prices at my local grocery store, it’s less than $1 per serving. Not bad for a crowd-pleasing treat.
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