Cherry Berry with Maple Cream


Happy 149th Birthday Canada!  As we enjoy our long holiday weekend with family and friends, why not whip up this quick and easy last minute dessert ~ “Cherry Berry with Maple Cream”.  This is a very light dessert to end your meal and you can enjoy it without feeling guilty ~ made with yogurt and berries it’s healthy and delicious and totally Canadian with Maple Syrup! Happy Canada Day 🙂

And to those in the United States, Happy 4th of July ~  add some blueberries with the cherries and you have red, white and blue 🙂

Cherry Berry with Maple Cream

  • Servings: 4 Servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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“A super simple last minute dessert ~ GUILT FREE, LOW CALORIE & DELICIOUS!”

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped

Preparation:

Mix yogurt and maple syrup together until combined and set aside.

Mix Cherries and Strawberries together.  Divide evenly between 4 bowls and top with Maple Cream. Garnish with a cherry or strawberry.  YUM!

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Iced Caffe Latte with Cinnamon Syrup

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Summer has FINALLY arrived in Newfoundland! We are hitting mid to high 20s with loads of humidity so that calls for a nice cold drink ~ think “Iced Caffe Latte with Cinnamon Syrup”.   We’ll wait until after 5pm to add the alcohol to make it a special iced coffee! wink wink

How often to to stop at a coffee shop and buy an iced coffee? Those drinks are full of sugar so how about a simple recipe you can make at home and you control how much sugar you add and what ingredients are in it!  Makes sense to me 🙂 You don’t have to feel guilty about sipping this “Iced Caffe Latte” and it’s so good! Great coffee flavor with a hint of cinnamon….you’ll be that person slurping on the straw to get every last drop!

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Keep a jug in the fridge or make it portable and put it in a thermos, pour over some ice, garnish with some whip cream, add an extra sprinkle of cinnamon on top and YUM!
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Iced Caffe Latte with Cinnamon Syrup

  • Servings: 4 Servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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“A simple iced coffee made with cinnamon syrup that is great for hot afternoons sitting on the patio ~ Grab a book, find a nice shaded spot outside, put your feet up and enjoy your latte ~ REFRESHING and DELICIOUS!”

Ingredients:
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4 shots espresso, cold
or 1 cup cold strong coffee
¼ cup cinnamon syrup, adjust to your personal taste (recipe below for syrup)
1 1/3 cups milk (whole, skim, or 2%)
Crushed ice

Cinnamon Syrup (makes 1 cup)
1 cup sugar
½ cup water
4 cinnamon sticks

Preparation:

To Make Cinnamon Syrup:

In small sauce pan combine sugar, water and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Take pan off the heat and let cool completely before using in recipe. Store extra syrup in the refrigerator.

To Make Iced Caffe Latte:

Combine the espresso, cinnamon syrup and milk in a small pitcher. Fill 4 large glasses with crushed ice. Pour latte mixture over crushed ice. Garnish with whip cream and cinnamon, if desired. Serve immediately.
Enjoy!

NOTE: You can make the syrup earlier in the day or the day before to cool off to use in the recipe. You will have Cinnamon Syrup leftover, depending on how much you use in the recipe, to make another batch of Lattes or just make a single cup and add desired amount to your drink. The Cinnamon Syrup will keep for a week in the refrigerator. If it crystalizes on the bottom, just pop the sealed contained in some hot water to melt the crystals. 

Recipe from Giada’s Kitchen Cookbook

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