If you wonder how to make plain greek yogurt taste good or better, read this post which is basically a guide with tips to improve the taste of plain greek yogurt even without using sugar!
Plain greek yogurt has many health benefits and great to be enjoyed as it is or to be used as an ingredient in many recipes.
In fact, greek yogurt is also a great substitute for sour cream in many recipes!
Many of us want to make it a part of our healthy diet but may not like the taste very well.
I am sure many people like the taste of greek yogurt as it is, just like my son who prefers it over regular yogurt!
He says greek yogurt is more creamier and tastier!
However, I really prefer the taste of regular yogurt over greek yogurt though I like to enjoy greek yogurt for obvious health benefits.
So if you are like me, who wants to make greek yogurt taste better, let us see what we can do to improve the taste of plain greek yogurt!
In fact, as a quick tip, adding honey and fruits like strawberries make the greek yogurt a lot better, in fact it makes it taste like a dessert!
I have given a recipe for honey greek yogurt with strawberries in this post, which you can use to quickly make tasty greek yogurt dessert which also makes a simple, perfect breakfast.
So let us see the tips for making greek yogurt taste better in detail.
Tips to make plain greek yogurt taste better
Add sweeteners like honey:
Natural sweeteners like honey can greatly improve the taste of many things a lot better!
I like adding honey to sweeten chamomile tea to make it taste better and I found that adding honey to greek yogurt makes it tastes better as well!
I also like adding honey to green tea to make sweetened honey green tea!
To sweeten greek yogurt with honey, for one cup of greek yogurt, you just need one to two tablespoons of honey to make it taste better.
Just add the honey and stir in well to mix with the greek yogurt and if desired, you may also top with a little bit more honey and gently stir in to float in the top.
If you follow a vegan diet and if you do not use honey, you may use other sweeteners like stevia, pure fresh maple syrup etc whichever you prefer!
Even adding regular white sugar can improve the taste of greek yogurt, though it is not recommended if you are trying to enjoy it healthy.
Adding more flavors like vanilla and cinnamon:
Adding more flavors like vanilla extract, cinnamon powder, sweet almond extract, strawberry essence, rose essence etc are great ways to improve the taste of greek yogurt easily.
For one cup of plain greek yogurt, you can add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder etc to make it taste way better!
In fact, adding honey and vanilla to the greek yogurt make it taste the best in my opinion & I have this simple and easy recipe for honey vanilla greek yogurt here!
Adding fresh fruits or frozen fruits:
Adding fresh fruits like sliced bananas, strawberries etc or frozen fruits like frozen berries is a wonderful way to improve the taste of greek yogurt!
My favorite fruits to add to yogurt are fresh sliced bananas, fresh berries like blueberries, raspberries or sliced strawberries.
It is also great to add sliced peaches, sliced mangoes , pineapple etc for a more tropical flavor!
In fact, you can add any sliced fresh fruits or frozen fruits as you prefer!
Adding fruit sauces(fruit compote), jam or fruit butter :
Fresh fruit compotes or fruit sauces, fruit butter or even fruit jams are addition to any yogurt!
You can just stir in fruit sauces or top with fruit sauces as you like!
I like to use strawberry sauce, roasted strawberry sauce, peach sauce, blueberry sauce, blueberry jam, strawberry honey jam, orange jam etc in greek yogurt which all easily make the greek yogurt taste so much better!
Adding flavored or plain applesauce is another easy, simple and great way to improve the taste of greek yogurt.
Adding nuts like raw nuts whole or sliced as you prefer, sweetened or plain roasted or toasted nuts can add more flavor & texture to plain greek yogurt if you like the taste of nuts!
My favorite nuts to add in yogurt are almonds, pistachios, cashews etc.
There are also plenty of other ways to add flavor to greek yogurt like adding granola or cooked oatmeal porridge, adding savory ingredients or seasonings like red chili flakes, olive oil etc as you do in for salad dressings, make yogurt parfaits and more!
How to make greek yogurt less sour
To make greek yogurt less sour, the best options are to sweeten the yogurt with natural sweeteners like honey, stevia, pure fresh maple syrup etc.
My favorite sweetener to go with yogurt is always raw honey.
I also like adding fruit sauces or syrups like strawberry sauce, peach sauce etc that will naturally sweeten the yogurt and make it less sour in taste.
You can also make yogurt drinks like Indian style plain yogurt lassi, mango lassi, strawberry lassi, peach lassi etc or yogurt smoothies to make it more tasty & less sour.
I personally prefer using regular yogurt when making lassi or smoothies, but you can also greek yogurt to make the smoothies and lassi more healthy and that way you can also reduce the sour taste and improve the flavor of greek yogurt easily.
Here you can find a simple, easy and delicious recipe for greek yogurt with strawberries and honey which tastes delicious and super easy to put together at home!
Greek Yogurt With Honey And Strawberries
ingredients to make honey greek yogurt with strawberries
greek yogurt 1 cup chilled
honey 2 tablespoons
fresh strawberries 4 to 5
step by step instructions
Add the greek yogurt to a serving bowl and mix very well to obtain smooth, creamy texture.
Add one tablespoon of honey and mix well to combine.
Wash the strawberries very well, remove the green parts & slice in small pieces. Keep few slices of strawberries aside for garnishing.
Add the remaining sliced strawberries to honey greek yogurt and mix in.
Top with the few slices of strawberries for garnishing.
Add the remaining one tablespoon of honey on top, gently mix in.
Enjoy the creamy, sweet and delicious honey greek yogurt with strawberries!
Below you can get the recipe for honey greek yogurt with strawberries in detail.
How To Make Greek Yogurt Taste Good
- 1 cup greek yogurt chilled
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 fresh strawberries
- Add the greek yogurt to a serving bowl and mix very well to obtain smooth, creamy texture.
- Add one tablespoon of honey and mix well to combine.
- Wash the strawberries very well, remove the green parts & slice in small pieces. Keep few slices of strawberries aside for garnishing.
- Add the remaining sliced strawberries to honey greek yogurt and mix in.
- Top with the few slices of strawberries for garnishing.
- Add the remaining one tablespoon of honey on top, gently mix in.
- Enjoy the creamy, sweet and delicious honey greek yogurt with strawberries!