It's Holi this weekend, and I want to celebrate it with some bright and colorful Holi inspired food!
What Is Holi?
Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated around India to welcome the arrival of spring, the end of winter, and good over evil. Brilliant, bright colored powders each symbolizing something different, are smeared onto one another in a huge buzzing festival that is free for all.
With the colors of Holi in mind, this recipe is for a wonderfully vibrant galaxy frozen yogurt bark with lots of fruit toppings. Yogurt barks are a great healthy snack, and can be a yummy guilt-free, no-bake dessert as well! Frozen yogurt barks are made from greek yogurt, a sweetener, and toppings. You can flavor your yogurt however you like and change the toppings, too - my favorite part about it, making it different each time.
As it is Holi, I colored my yogurt using blue spirulina powder and pink pitaya powder to get the galaxy effect. I LOVE using natural food coloring to brighten my dishes, especially when it comes to desserts. With it being Holi, it just made sense!
To make this galaxy like yogurt bark, mix all of the yogurt with honey then divide into three separate plates. Mix the natural food coloring into each (I left one plain), then place the different colored yogurts onto a baking paper lined flat dish in blobs. To bleed the different colors, smooth the yogurt over with the back of a spoon. For toppings, sprinkle blueberries, raspberries, cacao nibs for some crunch, hemp seeds, rose petals, sea salt and a little extra honey, or whatever else you like! Nuts, seeds, and fruits all work great. You can even add a drizzle of melted chocolate or nut butter.
For a video on how I did this, you can check my Pinterest.
Once the yogurt is nicely dressed, place it into the freezer for at least six hours, or until firm. When firm, cut into squares and enjoy! You can store them in a zip lock bag in the freezer to enjoy later as well.
It's that simple! You can really play around with the flavors here. Think vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, rose, or lemon zest, as well as switching the toppings. Making yogurt bark will even keep the little hands busy making it a great indoor activity with kids, especially when all this color is involved!
Wishing you and yours, a lovely, safe and healthy Holi!
Galaxy Frozen Yogurt Bark
Prep time: 10 mins Freeze time: 6 hours
2 1/2 cups greek yogurt
1 teaspoon blue spirulina powder
1 teaspoon pink pitaya powder
3 tablespoons honey + more to drizzle
1/3 cup raspberries
1/3 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
pinch of sea salt
rose petals (optional)
Mix the yogurt with honey until fully combined.
Separate the yogurt equally in three for the different colors.
Add the blue spirulina to one portion of the yogurt and mix until fully combined.
Add the pink pitaya powder to the other portion of the yogurt and mix until fully combined, leaving the last portion uncolored.
Line a shallow dish with baking paper.
Spoon the mixture onto the dish in blobs.
Using the back of a spoon, even out the yogurt, allowing the colors to mix into one another.
Once evenly spread out, top the yogurt with all the toppings, adding an extra drizzle of honey, and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt.
Place into the freezer for at least six hours to overnight.
Cut into squares and enjoy!
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