Sunday, October 9, 2011

Greek Yogurt with Sweetened Condensed Milk and Oranges

We really enjoy yogurt parfaits and when I saw this recipe for Greek yogurt with condensed milk I knew it would be a winner.  I knew the sweet, thick, syrupy condensed milk would make for a delicious add-in to greek yogurt and I was really excited to give it a try.

This sunny breakfast parfait is really reminiscent of an orange creamsicle and is so silky, luxurious, and creamy that it can easily double as dessert.   You  will really feel like you're indulging in something sinful and delicious and you will be so sorry when you reach the end of the glass.

Orange juice and orange zest are mixed with sweetened condensed milk and then stirred into Greek yogurt to make a very thin mixture.  Once that mixture sets up for a few hours in the fridge it gains thickness and takes on the texture of a light pudding. With some pretty orange wheels for garnish and a little sprinkling of orange zest on top it is pure heaven.  We absolutely loved this and I can't wait to make it again.

Greek Yogurt with Condensed Milk and Oranges
Adapted from Apples to Jam by Tessa Kiros
Serves 4

Tessa says: "The basis of this recipe was given to me - thank you, Ioanna.  I added the oranges, but you might like to add another fruit.  I sometimes use blood oranges, sometimes ordinary.  Whatever sort you use, make sure they are sweet as sweet.  You could actually serve this with any other fruit you like, keeping the orange juice and rind for mixing into the yogurt, and then spooning this over any other cut fruit - bananas, mangoes, plums would be beautiful..."

2 whole oranges or blood oranges
sugar (optional)
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
finely grated rind and juice of 1 small orange
1-1/4 cups Greek yogurt

Use a small sharp knife to cut away the skin of the oranges, leaving no pith.  Slice the oranges into substantial wheels, maybe 1/4 inch thick, and then halve those.  Put the cut slices in a bowl to collect their juice.  If you don't think they're very sweet, sprinkle a tablespoon or so of sugar over them.

Put the condensed milk, half of the orange rind, and 5 tablespoons of the orange juice in a pouring cup (you can drink the rest of the orange juice).  Slowly mix this into the yogurt, bit by bit.  Cover and put in the fridge for a couple of hours until it has set to a very soft and creamy pudding.  Serve a few orange slices with a dollop of the yogurt, some juice dribbled over the top, and a tiny hill of leftover rid, just for extra color. 

Theme: Potluck


  1. Sounds absolutely refreshing and delightful!

  2. Simply delicious! I love oranges and caramel over greek yogurt...I know I'd love this :D

  3. Greek yogurt with a side of fruit is one of my favorite snacks. I'll definitely be marking this one to make.

  4. Doesn't condensed milk make everything better? This sounds like what I want for dessert!

  5. Simple and beautiful. I love condensed milk in everything.

  6. This has just immediately transported me back to Greece! It just so happens that I have both yoghurt and half a tin of condensed milk in the fridge right now, so I have to try this. Would love this with blood oranges, but I'm also thinking with mango or papaya or even figs and strawbwerries would be amazing.
    Sue xo

  7. It is stunning and you had me at orange creamsicle. This is going on the "to-make" list--maybe with mangoes. ;-)

  8. This looks and sounds like it would be a new favorite at our house too! I've got to try it soon. I'm so glad I saw your post because I must have missed this one while reading through Apples for Jam and it looks like a real keeper recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. I wouldn't have thought of making this actually, for myself... but the way you describe the taste makes me feel like I just have to try it!

  10. I love creamsicles! What a great idea for a dessert treat.

  11. Would have never thought of it but sound fantastic.

  12. Absolutely delicious! I had the exact ingredients on hand and I was so happy :) Thanks for making my plain Greek yogurt enjoyable outside of my smoothies.

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