Cheese is made from plain yogurt overnight in the refrigerator and combined with cocoa and whipped topping in this creamy, chocolaty, chilled dessert.

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2 cups


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • YOGURT CHEESE: Use one 8-oz. container vanilla lowfat yogurt, no gelatin added. Line non-rusting colander or sieve with large piece of double thickness cheesecloth or large coffee filter; place colander over deep bowl. Spoon yogurt into prepared colander; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until liquid no longer drains from yogurt, about 24 hours. Remove yogurt from cheesecloth and place in separate bowl; discard liquid.

  • Stir together sugar and cocoa in small microwave-safe bowl. Add water; stir until well blended. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 45 seconds to 1 minute or until mixture boils. Stir well. Cool slightly; stir in vanilla.

  • Stir cocoa mixture into yogurt cheese in medium bowl; fold in whipped topping. Spoon into individual dessert dishes. Refrigerate about 1 hour. Garnish with whipped topping and fruit, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 41.6g; fat 3.1g; cholesterol 2.8mg; sodium 37.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

Rating: 4 stars
Very good -- the texture is like chocolate mousse but the taste is a little bit different because of the yogurt. It's really quite pleasant and had to believe that it's low fat! I used ultra low fat whipped topping instead of the light that the recipe calls for so it was even lower in fat. You really do have to use gelatin-free yogurt or it doesn't drain at all. The drained yogurt is like a sweet cream cheese -- it adds the richness of a cream cheese without the fat. I will definitely make this again but will double the recipe next time! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Surprisingly good, although the nutritional content is not all that different from "real" lowfat chocolate pudding, but it's also not as cloyingly sweet as regular pudding. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a great fat-free treat. Used Fat-Free Cool Whip and Dannon Fat-Free Plain Yogurt - added my own vanilla. I also used Equal rather than granulated sugar. I added a total of 4 tablespoons of coffee (instead of water) in with the cocoa. Mixed in 6 packets of Equal to the cocoa after the heat step. Very good. Slightly tangy, but not so much that I minded. You really need to use a good quality cocoa powder. Never missed the fat. Froze half in popsicle molds to make my own Fudgsicles. Read More