Creamy Creamless Cinnamon Yogurt Fruit Dip

Total Time
8hrs 5mins
Prep 8 hrs 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I made this last night after I wolfed down a whole lotta chocolate ice-cream, and started craving for something equally creamy, but a little less sinful! This dip is perfect as an accompaniment for a breakfast fruit bowl, though I like it best with a cold, firm apple! Note: Prep. time includes draining time in the refrigerator.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a colander with about 4-6 layers of paper towels, covering the bottom of the colander completely.
  2. Rest the colander on another pot to collect the whey.
  3. Gently pour the yogurt over the paper towels, cover with cling-wrap (or with anything else) and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight or for 8 hours.
  4. The next morning, after a good night's sleep, walk to your refrigerator, remove the colander from it, uncover, and carefully scrape of the now-thickened yogurt onto a small (preferably pretty) bowl.
  5. Add the cinnamon and maple syrup and mix well.
  6. The consistency of the dip will be that of a soft-serve ice-cream!
  7. Enjoy this dip with a fresh, cold, chopped apple, or banana, or any fruit you like!


Most Helpful

use a tea towel instead. Put the yogurt in the middle of the towel then gather the 4 corners and tie it onto a chopstick. Suspend that over a bowl. I use this method for my Tzadziki. Got is from Alton Brown.

Grunig January 09, 2007

I tried making this recipe last night. When I woke up this morning it looked very nice. So I tasted it without adding the syrup or cinnamon. I was so dissappointed, it had picked up the flavor of the paper towels. I didn't think adding the syrup or cinnamon would cover the paper taste so I had to throw it out. I will try this recipe again though, but without using the paper towels. It sounded very nice.

Kimberly Justice May 25, 2004

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