Yogurt Caramel Dip
We kicked off the New Year with friends and fellowship. Well sort of…not exactly New Year day. Our Bible Study small group decided to have Christmas party, post-Christmas in New Year. Great idea, wise one I should say. So many benefits 1.) Far more relaxed. You are not trying to add one more thing in over scheduled month of December. 2.) You actually get to enjoy the food little more after saturated month of holiday food and sweets. 3.) Best, you get to start the New Year with friends.
I loved the evening spent with friends. We all did. Our dinner was set to potluck style of sandwiches. We had verities of them.
Keeping with light and easy theme, I decided to do simple dip. I had this dip couple year ago at my friend Kristen’s party. I loved that it was yogurt based. She shared the recipe with me.Keeping with the recipe, I set out to get the vanilla yogurt from the store and encountered caramel flavored Greek yogurt in the dairy aisle. It instantly changed my plan.
My version is embarrassingly easy to even qualify for a recipe. But it was a yummy escape on a busy party day for us.Someday I will post the original. For now, here it is.
4 Oz Cream Cheese (softened)
2 (5.3 Oz) Yoplait Greek Yogurt- Caramel flavored
1 TBSP Honey(more or less)
Whip all the ingredients together until smooth. Let it sit for at least 30 mins.Serve it with apples.For the sake of visual appeal,I added pomegranate seeds on top of otherwise whitish creamy dip .You can totally skip it.
Word of advice (really?): It is important that you let the cream cheese softened at the room temperature. I forgot to do so as usual. When I started mixing it with the yogurt, it broke into pea size cream cheese pieces. Grainy looking texture. Not ok. I had to whip it longer and faster to make up for the time I didn’t let cream cheese rest at the room temperature.
Since it was well dipped, I would say it is a winner in my book 🙂