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White Chocolate Yogurt Custard

Dessert | 9th October 2013 | By

Twitter can be a great place for stimulating ideas – who would have thought of yogurt custard? Well, following a Twitter conversation with Dom of Belleau Kitchen and Total Greek Yogurt a challenge was born. Dom was to have a go at making yogurt custard and I was going to try a chocolate version. Dark chocolate custard was what I had in mind as it would of course be delicious, but at the last minute I decided I would make a white chocolate custard which I thought would go particularly well with a fruity crumble.

As it happened, I never got around to making the crumble, which is a shame as, served hot, this custard would have been perfect for it. However, it made a fantastic dessert in its own right, served cold in individual bowls with a little grated white chocolate on top. It was such a lovely tangy and creamy custard and it didn’t form a skin. I can see this being made again.

Thanks go to Total Greek Yogurt for sending me this “cool” bag containing some of their delicious full fat Greek yogurt. I am a big fan and use it a lot, both in my baking and with savoury dishes. It’s a lovely treat on breakfast muesli or granola too. I’m familiar with the 500g tub and the smaller 170g size but I hadn’t realised until I was sent one, that they do a 1k tub too – how wonderful is that?

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White Chocolate and Yogurt Custard

by October-6-2013
A tangy runny custard when hot and thick when cool, this is perfect with a good old fashioned crumble or as a stand alone dessert in it’s own right.
  • 2 egg yolks (large)
  • 40g vanilla (golden caster) sugar
  • 400g Greek yogurt
  • 50g white chocolate
1 Whisk the egg yolks in a pan with the sugar until smooth. Then whisk in the yogurt.2. Heat the pan gently whisking from time to time to ensure no lumps form and the mixture doesn’t get so hot that it curdles. The mixture will thin initially, but keep going until it thickens again – about 15 minutes.3. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until melted and smooth.4. Use immediately or pour into individual pots and leave to set in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Total time: Yield: 4-6 servings


  1. manu

    9th October 2013 at 6:45 am

    This looks delicious!
    Have a nice day

    • Choclette

      9th October 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you Manu – you too.

  2. belleau kitchen

    9th October 2013 at 6:51 am

    this looks so incredible… my yoghurt hasn’t arrived yet but the moment it does I can see you’ve laid the gauntlet down… i’m even a little anxious!… really would love a pot of this glorious stuff!

    • Choclette

      9th October 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Looking forward to seeing yours Dom, I expect it will be gloriously glorious and you know you don’t need to worry even a teeny weeny bit 😉

  3. Charlotte Charlotte'sKitchenDiary

    9th October 2013 at 8:02 am

    That sounds delicious. What a great idea for a simple dessert you can make in advance. I look forward to seeing Dom’s creation too!

    • Choclette

      9th October 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Thanks Charlotte – always useful to have something you can whip out of the fridge.

  4. Foodycat

    9th October 2013 at 2:35 pm

    That sounds really good! It reminds me of Orangette’s white chocolate coeur a la creme – which I have to make again soon!

    • Choclette

      9th October 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Coeur a la creme sounds a lot more exotic than custard!

  5. Jacqueline Meldrum

    9th October 2013 at 8:08 pm

    That looks the business Choclette! Love it! And love total greek yog.

  6. Katie

    10th October 2013 at 5:42 am

    Wow I never knew you could make custard out of yoghurt! Who knew!?
    Looks wonderfully smooth and creamy. Probably slightly healthier than regular custard too? Yum

  7. The KitchenMaid

    10th October 2013 at 7:48 am

    Amazing, just amazing! I make my own Greek yoghurt (with an Easiyo) and I love the thought of this. I think that’s tomorrow night’s pudding sorted!

  8. thelittleloaf

    10th October 2013 at 9:56 am

    I’m totally intrigued by the idea of yoghurt custard – it looks wonderful! I adore white chocolate and custard and yoghurt so can’t see how this could be anything but perfect!

  9. Alida

    10th October 2013 at 10:40 am

    Wonderful idea Choclette and very yummy too! I love greek yogurt too, a real treat and with white chocolate must be delicious!

  10. Neja Ribnikarr

    13th October 2013 at 12:31 am

    Hi! What a lovely blog! Wanna follow each other? Let me know okay=), have a nice day..

  11. The Caked Crusader

    13th October 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Great idea – the yoghurt would stop the white chocolate overpowering the dessert with sweetness. Love it.

  12. Just Music

    14th October 2013 at 11:52 am

    Mmmmmm nom nom nom looks immense

  13. Phil in the Kitchen

    23rd October 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Excellent notion. Much as I love crumble, this would suit me just fine on its own.


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