When I was a kid, I LOVED Yoplait Mandarin Orange Yogurt. Often, they would come out with peach yogurt and they’d stop carrying my favorite orange kind (though it was tricky, the peach kind LOOKED like the orange kind). I was sad. I liked the orange kind. Then, I think when I was in high school, they came out with the Creamsicle kind and it became harder and harder to find my favorite Mandarin Orange kind. 🙁 I don’t even think they make it any more.
What did I love about it? It had little tiny bits of orange, and it actually tasted like real orange. It was white (like yogurt should be) with the little orange bits in it. The Creamsicle kind tastes like orange-chemicals and it’s orange (that’s just not right), and there are no bits of real orange. Not to mention the sugar (and soy and corn and whatever else they probably put in there) that we’re not eating these days.
I was craving my favorite yogurt the other day, so I came up with this:
Yummy Orange Yogurt (for a family)
6 cups plain Whole Milk Yogurt
1/2 cup Honey
2 Oranges (full size, or maybe 3-4 small mandarins), peeled
2 TB vanilla
Mix everything but the oranges in a bowl. Cut the oranges into tiny bits. Pick up the bits of oranges and squeeze the juice into the yogurt. Then add the orange bits into it. Stir the whole thing and then serve. YUM. YUM. YUM!
We love it. I hope you love it too! 🙂