Grape Strawberry Yogurt Parfait made with the Magimix by Robot-Coupe Juice Extractor and Smoothie Attachment
Next, I wanted to create something with the second set of attachments, the coulis maker. If you are not familiar with the word coulis, it is a sauce made from fresh puréed and strained vegetables or fruits. It can be served alone, possibly sweetened slightly, such as a raspberry coulis with vanilla ice cream. A vegetable coulis can also be used as a base for other dishes, like soups or sauces. Fruit coulis can be combined with or folded into other ingredients, like a mousse, and served for dessert.
With spring and summer fruits and vegetables coming in to season, I was excited to try this attachment. It purees and strains the juices from the fruit and vegetables at the same time. Adapted from a recipe in the instruction booklet, I made a Grape and Strawberry Yogurt Parfait. The texture was that of a drinkable yogurt. With fresh and beautiful strawberries from Florida, this was delightful.
I created a layered parfait and used my favorite non-fat Greek yogurt as the first layer, a combination of the same yogurt, red seedless grapes, strawberries, and a small amount of honey to sweeten the mixture as the second layer, and the strawberry coulis as the topping. It was light, refreshing, and had just the right amount of tanginess (from the plain yogurt) and sweetness from the natural fruit juices and honey. It would be perfect for a light breakfast, lunch, or dessert. You might even get a fussy eater (like your children or Mr. B) to enjoy it. Mr. B actually liked this so much that he ate the whole thing and asked for more. 🙂
If you own a Magimix food processor, this is another way to utilize equipment that you already have, rather than buying another appliance that ultimately fills the basement shelves. I enjoyed these two creations so much you might find that even I (the steak eater) start to feature a few more juice drinks and coulis recipes, especially with the warmer months ahead.
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Grape and Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits
If you are making this recipe without the juicer and coulis attachments, you can can still prepare a fruit coulis. Process the fruit in your food processor and the strain the liquids through a fine sieve.
10 1/2 ounces fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
1 large bunch red seedless grapes, washed and removed from the stalks
17.6 ounces (1 large container) of Fage non-fat yogurt, plus more for layering parfait
3 1/2 ounces 2% milk
2 teaspoons honey
Whole, fresh strawberries for garnish
Prepare a strawberry coulis using either the Magaimix attachments or with a regular food processor. (If you are using a regular food processor, you will need to then strain the liquids through a fine sieve.) Set aside about 3 1/2 ounces of the strawberry coulis, cover, and refrigerate.
Prepare the grape coulis in the same manner. Set aside about 3 1/2 ounces of the grape coulis, cover, and refrigerate.
Whisk the remaining coulis mixtures into the yogurt, milk, and honey and combine until smooth. The texture will be similar to a drinkable yogurt. Cover and chill for about an hour.
Take 4 to 6 short glasses and put a layer of plain yogurt on the bottom of each. Top with a generous amount of the yogurt and fruit mixture. Top each with either the strawberry or grape coulis or a combination of both. Garnish the glass with a fresh strawberry. Enjoy immediately!