A romantic dinner for two can be as simple as steak, roasted asparagus, a side of whole grains, and a delicious glass of something red and sumptuous. So when it comes to dessert, your options should be just as tempting and delicious. Here’s the problem with desserts, however: Most of them serve eight or more. While that’s great for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it’s not ideal for Valentine’s Day. After all, it’s just you and your bae. You need a dessert that’s as special and unique as the two of you. This week, we’ll share all of our favorite desserts for two.
This version of a classic English fool is made lighter and brighter thanks to Greek yogurt and fresh raspberries. Instead of stewing fruit, just let raspberries, sugar, and gin macerate. In place of a calorie-dense custard, opt for a whipped cream-Greek yogurt delight (which also sneaks in a bit of filling protein, too). The cookie crumble is a fun way to top this off–and we’re confident you’ll bring this dessert out for more occasions than just Valentine’s Day once you see how fast and easy it is.
Greek Yogurt Raspberry Fool with Cookie Crumble
1 pint raspberries
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon gin or vodka
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup 2% reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
Mint, for garnish
1. Combine raspberries, sugar, and gin in a small bowl. Let macerate for 20 minutes.
2. Whip heavy whipping cream to soft peaks using a whisk and a cold metal bowl. Fold in greek yogurt and raspberry mixture.
3. Divide into two bowls. Top with graham cracker crumbs and pecans. Garnish with mint.
CALORIES 242; FAT 11g (sat 4.9g, mono 3.3g, poly 1.6g); PROTEIN 10g; CARB 25g; FIBER 8g; SUGARS 13g; CHOL 26mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 60mg; CALC 101mg
Have a tried-and-true dessert you prepare when your crowd is just a duo? Let us know in the comments!
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