Yoplait has stepped into the Greek yogurt arena with its product Yopa! Stirred Greek Yogurt that has 0% fat and comes in unusual flavours like Lotta Piña Colada.
They sent me a coupon to product test one of the yogurts and suggested some recipes too.
I was grateful for the coupon because like most Greek yogurts, theirs was not cheap. The idea of having a tub that tasted like strawberry cheesecake that I could use in an actual low fat cheesecake recipe was just too tempting. I had to make it.
No Bake Strawberry Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
Here were the basic ingredients I needed. I had very high hopes for this recipe and made it for Reg’s birthday. The yogurt was free but none of the other ingredients were!
I preheated the oven to 350F and sprayed my 8″ springform pan with a non-stick spray. The recipe says you can use a 9″ pie plate.
Of course I had to change it a bit because I do not like graham cracker crusts so I used tea biscuits instead. You need 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs.
If you have only the cookies, feel free to break them up in a food processor like I did.
I added 1/4 cup of melted butter to the crumbs.
I put the crumbs into the pan and pressed firmly together and slightly up the pan with a measuring cup. I baked for 8 minutes and then let cool completely.
In a small microwaveable measuring cup I sprinkled 3 tbsp cold water with one 7 gram package of gelatine.
I let it stand for 2 minutes and then microwaved it on high for 30 seconds.
I beat 1 package (250 g) room temperature low fat cream cheese in my mixer.
You want it to be light and fluffy.
I added the tub of 500 grams of Yopa Greek Yogurt – Oh La La! Strawberry Cheesecake to the mix.
Then I added the dissolved gelatine. It got a little clumpy so I made sure and continue to scrape the sides until everything was well incorporated. It still had clumps though but I did my best.
I added the cream cheese filling on top of the cooled crust.
I smoothed everything with an offset spatula and let set in the fridge overnight until Reg’s birthday the next day but it needs 3 hours to set.
You could have added chopped strawberries to the filling but instead I decided to make a strawberry glaze.
Notice I do not have any final foodie photos of the cake?! There is a good reason for that!
I made this cake for Reg’s birthday which was at the beginning of Hal-Con. I wanted to make a dessert that would last us all weekend so I could just come home from a crazy day with lots of geeks and freaks and indulge in a delicious strawberry cheesecake.
That did not happen.
We enjoyed the cake the first night and thankfully Reg had two slices. The cake was more of a mousse than a cheesecake and without the glaze would not have been sweet or strawberry enough for my taste. But then the cake went bad! Black spots formed on top and then I saw green mold on the sides. Ew!
One thing about low fat treats is without the fat, I guess they go bad super quickly. Which totally bites because I had to throw out almost the whole cake! Which cost me time and money to make. I was pissed.
I would also like to note that I did sneak a quick taste of the Oh La La! Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt before I made the filling and wow, was it ever sour! Not very sweet at all. Just tasted like a very thick yogurt with a slight strawberry flavour to me.
As a result, I am not impressed at all. I am mad that I went to all that work to make a cheesecake that did not taste like cheesecake and ended up throwing away good ingredients and money. I would not ever put that yogurt on my fruit without adding a heck of a lot of honey because it is just way too sour for me.
Considering how expensive this product is and that it certainly did not deliver that Oh La La! experience, I give this product two out of five wooden spoons.
Debra She Who Seeks says
Something must have been past its best before date for that cake to have gone mouldy (mouldy!!!) so quickly AND while in the fridge. My bet would be on the yogurt or cream cheese.
Suzie Ridler says
Debra, it’s a total mystery, I checked the dates and everything was fine. Reg was heartbroken about me having to compost his cake which makes me extra upset about it. I mean black and green?! Ugh! Thank god I noticed.