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My family loves yoghurt. It is probably our favorite treat. In fact, dairy is the main reason that our family hasn’t gone vegan this year. Seriously, we love the stuff. I find yoghurt is much easier on my sensitive tummy than ice cream so it has become our go-to dessert. I was excited to try the reformulated Thick & Creamy range from Dairy Farmers. It promised to be sweet, but not excessively so as they did not rely on the candy-like fruit jam for flavour. This new range has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives which is right in line with my family’s healthy eating plan. (There is no gelatine either so it is in alignment with our vegetarian lifestyle.) Of course they use real honey to sweeten & flavour the Yellow Box Honey variant; since Clover is allergic to honey, we can’t have that one in our home.
As the mother of a child with sensory processing disorder (and two other kids with heightened sensory issues as well), I was most excited about the gentle yoghurt process that ensured the entire range was really creamy. Many a night in our home has been spent having to run other yoghurt brands through a sieve before my son is able to eat it. He enjoys flavours, but just can’t stand the runny texture filled with big chunks of fruit. While the Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy Mango and Passionfruit variety was a bit too full of “real bits” for him, the others: Original Sweetened, Field Strawberries, Field Blueberries, Lemon Cream, Caramelised Fig and Raspberry & Coconut were the perfect texture.
Cintia unintentionally matching perfectly with the gorgeous farmer’s market display.
Biddy just minding her business…
Dairy Farmers launched this range with a gorgeous farm fresh brunch at the Collingwood Children’s farm. Click here to check out the sweet video they made of our morning. Before we went to eat, there was the opportunity to milk Biddy the cow, wander through the lush gardens and visit with so many adorable animals while we had juice, coffee and pots of Thick & Creamy yoghurt. Long tables were stunningly set out with amazing food, chickens and peacocks roamed free, and we even had a cooking demonstration from Alana Lowes (Master Chef Season 3). She shared how easy it was to make a refreshing lemon dessert in a delightful little jar. While that will be something fancy to make at a summer backyard BBQ, I was excited to learn how to make these delicious tiny muffins.
They are perfect for the kids’ lunchboxes. You can download a wonderful PDF recipe card of either treat just by clicking on the muffin image above and then the lemon one below!
Don’t want to cook anything, but looking for a special summer treat? Just fill up an icy-pole mold with your favorite flavour and freeze it for a creamy popsicle!
You can find the range at most supermarkets! If you are in my neighborhood, I apologize for the Caramelised Fig being sold out, I bought it all… I plan on adding it to my green smoothies.