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Strawberry & Coconut Greek Yogurt Dip

Strawberry & Coconut Greek Yogurt Dip- The Pink Veranda


I made this dip last week when we had company coming to visit.  It is strawberry season in this part of the country and I wanted to use the berries I bought from the local farmer's market.  I thought this would make a nice snack for our guests when they arrived and it did! This dip has a terrific strawberry and coconut flavor and the toasted coconut and strawberry slices makes a nice garnish. You really cannot stop eating it.  It has a light fresh flavor and the use of Greek yogurt makes it a healthier version than a fruit dip made with sour cream.  You can also substitute blueberries and just about any other berries for this recipe. Enjoy!


Strawberry Coconut Greek Yogurt Dip

Yield: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
8 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
½ teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 cup toasted coconut + 1 tablespoon to garnish

Instructions


In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese on medium high speed until smooth. Stir in Greek yogurt and powdered sugar, and beat on medium until well mixed. 

With a potato masher or fork, mash the chopped strawberries (you can mash a half cup of the strawberries and leave ½ cup of strawberries cubed if you want a chunkier dip) and add to the cream cheese mixture. 

Mix in coconut extract and toasted coconuts.  Place the dip in a small bowl, garnish with toasted coconut and cover with plastic wrap until chilled. 

Serve with fresh fruit, graham crackers, ginger snaps or cake cubes.

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