Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fruity Shrikhand ( Fruity Sweetened Yogurt)

My mother used to make Shrikhand very often; this was one of her favorite desserts. She used to enjoy it more with mangoes, either in the form of ‘Aamrus’ (mango puree) or chunks. I have loved it ever since.

Ideally Shrikhand should be made with whole or full cream milk yogurt but you can also make it with low-fat or diet yogurt. The nuts are optional. You can add pineapple, mango or oranges, whatever you like to give it a different flavor.

In this recipe, I added fresh fruits which are not common in Indian fruit markets. You can call it as ‘hybrid’ of traditional recipe of Shrikhand.


  • 2 pound fresh yogurt- whole milk or full cream unsweetened
  • 2-3 tbsp powdered sugar (modify according to your taste)
  • 2-3 tbsp Orange flavored Fruitrition
  • Fresh Blue Berries
  • Fresh Strawberries diced into small chunks
  • Dollop of Orange Sherbet (optional)


  • Hang the yogurt in a clean muslin or cheesecloth for 2-3 hours to completely drain all the whey from it.
  • Churn the drained yogurt well along with powdered sugar and Fruitrition in a bowl with the help of round part of the big serving spoon till it is smooth and creamy (for about 1-2 minutes).
  • Now mix half of the fruits in it and chill it for an hour.
  • Serve chilled with more fresh fruits and dollop of Orange Sherbet.

Note: If you do not have muslin or cheesecloth, add fruits directly to fresh thick yogurt and call it fruity yogurt.

Do You Know?

Berries and Oranges are rich in Vitamin C.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water soluble antioxidant that performs a variety of roles in the body. It helps to promote healthy gums and teeth, aids in mineral absorption, and helps heal wounds.

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