Fruit and yogurt verrine

for the month of love
 “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
– Victor Hugo
A yogurt fruit verrine is the simplest and most satisfying form of dessert breakfast you can share with your loved one. This gluten-free, under 20 minutes, no-cook dessert is the highlight for February. 
As you grow in a relationship,  it ages well, especially when you are able to understand the likes and dislikes of your partner. Once the immature squabbles move over and give way to common ideals and companionship, the commercial celebrations do not hold much value. It is rather looking after each other and spending a few minutes of enough chaotic life together that makes sense. therefore you are looking at spending quality time than wasting it on making elaborate plans. Here is that layered verrine recipe that makes you smile as you make it and then makes the morning look fresh and lovely together.

What is a verrine?

Verrine is described as a small serving of an appetizer or dessert served in a glass. “Verre” meaning glass is the word base of verrine. The layered food in a verrine celebrates the colours and textures of the food that is put in. With the layers displayed well, it is one that catches your eye first before you eat it. Since it is a small portion it is perfect for serving on occasions or to a crowd too. 

What fruits can I use in this fruit verrine?

This recipe for fruit yogurt verrine is a free-form one. Based on the season or your personal liking it is perfect to swap what fruits you like to add. I like the ones that have berries, cherries, kiwi, melons etc. You can add apples, peaches, mangoes, nectarines etc. What you may want to avoid are probably grapefruit, gooseberries or limes.

Ingredients needed to make this layered dessert

Yogurt: the creamy yogurt is the whole base of this recipe. It can be plain greek yogurt or a natural set depending on your preference. Over the years I have tried this verrine recipe with flavoured yogurt too. I like chocolate or peanut butter-flavoured ones over the others.
Fruit cuts: choose a fruit combo that you like. Usually, I go with this base idea, one mild fruit, one slightly on the sour side and one with a burst of flavour. going with this theme, today I Have chosen rock melon (cantaloupe) for the mild fruit, green kiwis for the sour side and cherries for the burst of flavour and colour. Wash and chop your fruit into bite-sized bits to add to this dessert.
Basil seeds: this is a good twist. The cooling bloomed basil seeds are a unique feel in this dessert. To bloom these basil seeds, simply soak them in cold water ( check the proportions in the recipe card). If you don’t have basil seeds, use soaked chia seeds. If you have leftover bloomed basil seeds use them in some rose milk as we have done.
Sweetener: Since you are preparing a dessert, sweeten the simple layers as you build them up. Use honey or maple syrup. If using stevia, I prefer to mix it into the yogurt so it is evenly distributed.

Layering this verrine

Since Verrine is a layered dessert you can’t just dump them into a bowl and say, “all done”. Rather you will have to work through it a bit special. I promise you it is not as daunting as it sounds, but rather a great experience.
First, choose your glass. Verrines are served in small glasses. history doesn’t really say whether these were rounded, shaped or fluted, so I guess it is up to our imagination.
Once the glasses are chosen it is onto the cutting chopping and then layering. You certainly want to be able to gather a few bits of the fruit and the yogurt together in the spoon. So chop up the fruits a bit smaller than you usually do, but please don’t mince them. You can pre-chop the fruits and layer them too if you are looking to feed a crowd. 
Now that you have gotten through that part, let’s begin layering. I Start with the melon, followed by the pears and kiwis. Next the cherries. Top the cherries with the basil that is kept ready. Add the honey or maple syrup. This is topped with a generous amount of yogurt of your choice. As a final touch add a bit more basil seeds and you are ready with your dessert.
Note: keep in mind the size of your glass as you layer the. Usually, I go with halfway of the fruit. In this way I know I will have place enough to use a spoon without spilling it over.


Fruit and yogurt verrine

A yogurt fruit verrine is the simplest and most satisfying form of dessert breakfast you can share with your loved one. This gluten-free, under 20 minutes, no-cook dessert is the highlight for February.  
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine diabetic friendly, Fusion, gluten free, International, Kids choice, One pot, Summer, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 2 people


  • chopping board
  • Fruit Knife
  • measuring spoons


  • 1/4 cup kiwi chopped
  • 1/4 cup pears chopped
  • 1/4 cup rock melon/ musk melon chopped
  • 10 cherries pitted and halved.
  • 1 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey or stevia
  • 1/2 tbsp basil seeds soaked in 2 tbsp water


  • Clean and set your fancy glasses.
  • Soak the basil seeds  in water for 15 minutes
  • Peel and cube the kiwi
  • Pit the cherries and slice them in half remove the seed.
  • Chop the melon and the pears and set it aside.
  • Layerth fruits one by one till you reach halfway up the glass.
  • Drizzle the honey or maple syrup
  • Add the bloomed basil seeds
  • Spoon in the yogurt.
  • Garnish with a bit more of the basil seeds.
  • The dessert is now ready to be served.
    fruit and yogurt verrine.
Keyword no cook recipes,, summer recipes, Valentine recipe
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Can we make this Vegan?

Oh yes, please do. The coconut yogurt is phenomenal in this treat. Use flavoured or plan depending on your liking and sweeten with stevia or maple syrup. Yum!!

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Poonam Bachhav
6 years ago

Fruit yogurt Parfait makes any occasion special..lovely share !

6 years ago

Enjoying the dessert

Mayuri Patel
1 year ago
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I’ll definitely be adding a small piece of chocolate cake. Fruit Yogurt Verrine is an easy and deliciously healthy dessert to share with loved ones.

1 year ago
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I personally love such simple, yet immensely satisfying single serve desserts. Fruit verrine in a cup loaded with fruits and yogurt is so fab !

Jayashree T.Rao
1 year ago
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Fruit yoghurt verrine is a tasty, healthy, easy to assemble dessert. I usually make this during the mango season. I am tempted to make it soon now.

1 year ago
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Wow! I love this delicious yoghurt verrine. So easy to make the best part is I could use all those fruits I bought yesterday. Seriously hubby wants to make some again today!

Priya Vj
1 year ago
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Single serve fruit yogurt verrine make it perfect to serve at any parties . Yogurt and fruits combined give a very refreshing taste to the palate .

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