As I’ve written previously, I’ve taken to making my own yoghurt these days. And in line with my granola-making hippy-esque kitchen plans, I’ve also taken to canning my own fruit (at least peaches and pears). But what to do with the last of the canning syrup? And what to do with a single cup of yoghurt left? Not enough for a full meal, but a bit too much to bake with. Well…why not mix up some Copycat Peach Yoplait?
Have you ever drunk a bottle of that fruit-flavoured yoghurt drink, Yoplait? I haven’t had one in years, and I also don’t want to look at the ingredient list — I’m sure it has more ingredients than I care to know about. But they are delicious little bottles of drinkable yoghurt yumminess, and I thought I’d try making my own.
It’s surprisingly easy to make this Copycat Peach Yoplait! I suggest using peaches that have been canned in juice, or at the very least, light syrup. If you use peaches canned in heavy syrup, the drink will definitely be delicious, but won’t be as healthy. And food that is healthy(ish, at least), full of nutrients from fruit, chock-full of calcium, and verrrrry importantly, super-duper delicious…well, I’m all about that!
So let’s get to making some!
Copycat Peach Yoplait
This calcium-rich and peach-flavoured yoghurt drink is suprisingly easy to whip up! Great served over ice for a refreshing drink.
- 1 cup yoghurt
- 1/2 cup juice or light syrup from a can of peaches
- 1 tbsp canned peach, finely chopped
Mix yoghurt, juice/light syrup, and finely chopped peach together in a glass.
Serve over ice and enjoy!
Serving Size:3/4 c.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 7g
That’s right, this drink is basically yoghurt thinned with the juice/light syrup from canned peaches, plus a few chunks of peaches. As the juice/light syrup sits with the fruit in the jar, it gains a delicious peach flavour, so when we use the juice/light syrup in the drink, it imparts all that lovely peachiness to the drink. And then adding in a few peach chunks only makes it better!
You can see why I don’t recommend using peaches canned in heavy syrup in this drink! I mean you could, but I would use it as a dessert then, not so much a healthy breakfast! Mmm…dessert yoghurt. I totally want that now!
I wonder what other canned fruits I could turn into fruity yoghurt drinks? Mandarins? Pears? Apricots? Oooh, I think the apricot one would be great! If you make this, let me know what fruit you used!
Next Post: Not sure yet, to be honest. I’m still recovering from a few weeks of illness and my stomach is wibbly-wobbly so I haven’t been dreaming of new recipes like I usually do. So, we’ll see what the week brings!
A great Peach Yoplait! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday for the party this week. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
I tried this recipe exactly as you suggested and it was a success. My homemade canned peaches do not have any sugar at all so I had to add a little stevia to make it sweeter.
My son wanted some so I used a few spoonfuls of a low-sugar peach jelly I made a few years ago. It was not good at all and I am stuck with all of the jars. It is not sweet enough to use as jelly but worked perfectly in the yogurt. I keep looking for ways to get rid of it. This worked very well.
I did not serve it over ice as you suggested but instead put the extra in small drink bottles and froze to go in lunch boxes.
Thanks for the idea
Yay, glad you like it! And how do you can peaches with no sugar? Sounds super-healthy! With peach juice? Stevia? And I think a loose-set peach jelly would be perfect to add in for some extra peach oomph! Yay! I love when people adapt my recipes to meet their needs/pantries! 🙂