Strawberries with Greek Yogurt and Coconut Sugar Dessert

Strawberries, Greek Yogurt, Coconut Sugar | Reluctant Entertainer

There a time and a place for big fancy desserts at a well-planned dinner party, and then there’s the time and the place for easy, peasy desserts at last minute get-togethers!

There’s something about looking around and seeing people happy, relaxed, in the groove – talking about life and catching up! It makes me so happy!

I love the feeling of seeing my house or backyard (summer entertaining is coming!) filled with people you love, or that you desire to love, because you’re just getting to know them.

New guests and old guests, hostessing is about feeding people and putting smiles on their faces and yummy food in their tummies.

For me, that is so satisfying.

Dinner parties–planned or last minute–make my heart very full.

We just had a few friends over, just like I explained above, and because it was last minute, I was thinking as quickly as I could about what to serve for dessert. And a healthy dessert! All of us had been watching our diets and sugar intake, and wanted to keep that going.

Strawberries, Greek Yogurt, Coconut Sugar | Reluctant Entertainer

I grabbed my friend Kristin’s silver tray that she left at my house a few months ago (do you ever do that? use what you have in front of you?) and lined it with fresh strawberries.

We’re so happy it’s strawberry season. Soon, our own strawberries will be bursting over on the side of the house in our raised beds.

Then I filled 2 glass dishes with Greek yogurt and organic unrefined coconut sugar.

Strawberries, Greek Yogurt, Coconut Sugar

Everyone dipped and rolled their own berries, and placed them on their little dessert plates.

Strawberries, Greek Yogurt, Coconut Sugar | Reluctant Entertainer

But another option is pre-dip and roll the berries and serve them ready to eat that way.

It was such a satisfying dessert. A few strawberries each were all that we really needed. You know how the sweet tooth sometimes wants more.

Strawberries, Greek Yogurt, Coconut Sugar

The sweetness of great friends outweighed the dessert, but everyone decided that it was a new light and healthy summertime option!

And great for company.

What’s your favorite way to serve strawberries for a last minute dessert?

Strawberries, Greek Yogurt, Coconut Sugar | Reluctant Entertainer

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25 Responses to “Strawberries with Greek Yogurt and Coconut Sugar Dessert”

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    Joanna — April 23, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    I’ve never heard of coconut sugar! I love all things coconut so it sounds right up my alley. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll have to check it out!

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    JEnna — April 23, 2013 @ 6:55 am

    This is so simple and delicious too! I need to get some of that sugar! Looks awesome

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    I’ll be using this for a great dessert. Hopefully I can find the coconut sugar in Canadaland!

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    Heather @ Heather's Dish — April 23, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    I really like the idea of using fresh fruit as dessert; I feel like I usually set it out as an appetizer or side, but summer is the PERFECT time to use it in other ways! And I love the yogurt/coconut sugar idea – the textures couldn’t be more perfect!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — April 23, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    I love strawberry season, there’s nothing kinder on the eyes then seeing (in our case) buckets full of strawberries ready to pick. I can’t wait for them to start producing!

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    ERIKA — April 23, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    I have never heard of this sugar. Where did you find it. Sounds like another addictive item. ;) love strawberries. sigh. :)

    • Sandy Coughlin replied: — April 23rd, 2013 @ 11:03 am

      Erika, I got it at Nature’s Grocers. Do you have one of those stores locally? Or a Whole Foods would probably carry it.

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — April 23, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Easy peasy lemon squeezy! I have a bunch of strawberries in the fridge and I think they are going to get dipped!

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    Aggie — April 23, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    Oh my gosh I was waiting for you to post this!! I love how simple and beautiful this dessert is, I prefer this over the fancy stuff :)

    Have got to find some of that coconut sugar!!

    • Sandy Coughlin replied: — April 23rd, 2013 @ 11:02 am

      You’ll be able to find it, Aggie. It’s so FUN!

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    Donna O. — April 23, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    I’m intrigued & I too haven’t heard of coconut sugar. Does it actually taste like coconut or is it more like a brown sugar? I might be tempted to toast a little coconut to mix in with the sugar for a stronger flavor.

    • Sandy Coughlin replied: — April 23rd, 2013 @ 11:02 am

      It does taste like coconut, Donna. It’s fabulous! Healthier, too!

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    Elle A. — April 23, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    Yum! I do this too but I use sour cream & brown sugar. Your method *is healthier though :) When I serve this people are always unsure about the combination of sour cream + brown sugar + strawberries. I tell them they have to try it before they say ‘no’. :)

    • Sandy Coughlin replied: — April 23rd, 2013 @ 11:01 am

      We’ve always done that, Elle, and we called them Kelly Bellies, while growing up. :) This is a healthier version! :)

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    Christy — April 23, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    Thanks for the great idea! I too am now on the hunt for coconut sugar. Mmm Mmmm good!

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    Kirstin — April 23, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    Haha…those were going to be my guesses,,,greek yogurt and coconut sugar. I have used coconut sugar in a recipe, but haven’t quite acquired a liking for it :)

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — April 24, 2013 @ 6:10 am

    I do love a simple dessert. This will definitely be a hit though. Strawberries are my favorite!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — April 24, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    I’ve eaten a similar treat, using brown sugar and sour cream. But I am really loving your version…I need to find some of that coconut sugar!

    • Sandy Coughlin replied: — April 24th, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

      If you can’t find, I’ll bring some with me when I see you next time, Brenda!

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    ERIKA — April 24, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    Maybe Market of Choice carries it up here. No Whole Foods they tried to come to Lane County but got blocked out mostly by locally owned food companies.

    • Sandy Coughlin replied: — April 24th, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

      I got it at Natural Grocers, Erika. They are just hitting the west coast now! Our town was the first!

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    Angie — April 26, 2013 @ 6:01 am

    I need some coconut sugar in my life now! Looks amazing!

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    Valentina — May 5, 2013 @ 6:52 am

    Simple but delicious!
    I’m not sure that I can find coconut sugar here in Italy, though…I always use raw cane sugar.

    Val

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