Greek Yogurt Lemon Delight, The 3-Minute Dessert

Greek Yogurt  Lemon Delight, The 3-Minute Dessert

While vacationing in Greece last summer, we visited our good friend Anastasia in her home in the southern suburbs of Athens.  Anastasia treated us -among other things- to some of her  homemade lemonade that made my eight-year-old exclaim in pleasure.  For the next few days, my son persistently asked me to get the recipe for the lemonade but being so busy with our trip home, I put it off. After getting back to the US, and in the midst of a move, and stressful school registration, it didn’t escape his mind that I hadn’t yet asked for the lemonade recipe. So, I e-mailed my friend, doing what I should had done weeks before. Anastasia responded immediately with the lemonade recipe and … another little surprise:  An easy and light Greek Yogurt Lemon Dessert.

By the time we were settled in the new house and our life got back to normal  I felt like making lemonade was totally out of season while my appetite for dessert  was heading towards heavier and richer ones. So I didn’t have the chance (to my son’s disappointment)  to try the lemonade nor the dessert recipe. Not until today.

Well, even though I claim to have knowledge of so many Greek recipes, honestly, I had never heard of this amazing dessert before.  Not only it is  light and refreshing, it is also prepared in less than five minutes.  I urge you to try Anastasia’s Greek Yogurt Lemon Dessert and I promise that it will be one of the recipes to keep.

As for the lemonade, I am also sharing the recipe that made my son so happy! While he was enjoying his second glass today, I realized that it was thanks to his persistence that I got the recipe to one of the easiest and tastier desserts, ever!

Greek Yogurt Lemon Delight

  • 2 cups strained Greek Yogurt (or 500 g or 17 oz),
  • The zest of one large lemon (or 1/2 teaspoon)
  • The juice of one large lemon (or 1/3 cup)
  • 1+3/4 cups powdered sugar (or 200 g)

In a medium bowl add all the ingredients.  Initially, fold gently with a fork so as to avoid a mess, and then whisk for just a few seconds until all ingredients are combined.  Divide into 4 pretty glasses and refrigerate.  Serve cold.

The original recipe calls for 2% fat Greek yogurt, but I used the 0% fat which works just fine.

Greek Yogurt Lemon Dessert - My Dear Irene

Anastasia’s Homemade Lemonade

  • 10 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 cups lemon juice
  • The zest of 3 lemons

In a large pot, boil water and sugar until sugar has dissolved, about 4 minutes.  Add the lemon juice and the zest, boil for about 3 more minutes.  Let cool and divide into bottles. Can be kept refrigerated throughout the whole summer!

Homemade Lemonade - My Dear Irene

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Hi! I'm Angelica! For the last ten years I've been sharing my cooking, home projects and ideas with my sister Irene. "Once Again, My Dear Irene" is just an extension of our daily chats. Moreover "My Dear Irene" Continue Reading