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Edible zombie eyeballs!!!

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Here's how to make a tasty fruit treat that looks like zombie eyeballs, and is actually good for you!
 
 
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Step 1: You will need:

Longan - This is an asian fruit similar to lychee. It should be available in the asian section of any big grocery store. It has the taste and texture sort of like a pear.
Fat-free plain yogurt
Blueberries (frozen or fresh)
Zip-top plastic quart bag (the freezer kind, they are thicker and more sturdy)
Frozen fruit juice - Apple/Cherry or any other red kind
Strainer

(optional)
Fat-free sweetened condensed milk

Alternatives:
Lychee instead of longan (a little sweeter, but a little harder to work with)
Cream cheese instead of yogurt
Raspberries instead of blueberries

Step 2: Strain the yogurt overnight

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This is to give it a thicker, more cream cheese-like consistency.

Put the yogurt into a strainer. Break it up as you remove it from the container. This helps the liquid to drain easier than leaving it in one big block.

Cover it with plastic wrap and leave it overnight in the refrigerator. Be careful of having any unsealed onions or other aromatic item as the yogurt will absorb those odors.

Step 3: The next day, remove the yogurt.

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Dump the whey that has drained out into the bowl, and put the yogurt back in the original container. (I haven't found a good use for the whey as I'm sure there's some nutrition being wasted, so if anyone knows, please let me know!)

The yogurt should have a soft cheesy-like consistency. It will have reduced by about half its volume. The leftovers can be used as a healthful and non-fat alternative to sour cream or cream cheese in many cases.

Step 4: Prepare the longan.

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Strain and drain. The bowl shapes tend to hold on to a lot of liquid so be sure to shake it up well to get most of it out.
cindymdowns5 years ago
If you make yogurt and cheese as often as we do, you'll have a lot of whey on your hands. You can also use it in place of milk or water in any baking you do. We make a pot of beans only once in a while, but bake something every day of the week...so never throw that whey away!
granniemac5 years ago
Add the whey to a pot of beans; you'll end up with a complete protein. (Thank you, Alton Brown)
stimps5 years ago
You can stir in a couple tablespoons of very fine confectioners (berry) sugar when it's done... just don't stir it hard or the yogurt cheese will turn a bit runny. Tastes great, and has a thicker consistency than with the condensed milk. Excellent idea! It's a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing!
SoapyHollow5 years ago
Oh, this is too much fun! For the record, if you live in an ethnically diverse area, you can perhaps buy Labnan or Greek yogurt which is already a soft cheese consistency, thereby cutting down in the straining time.
aardvark5 years ago
http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,whey,FF.html

Check here for recipes using whey or do a google search for "whey recipes." Healthy :)

And thanx for the eyeballs - saving them for SIL's med. school graduation.
Pinoy_TFC5 years ago
pinoy ka dibo????
MaryWit5 years ago
Do you think whipped and softened cream cheese might work in place of the yogurt?
implaxis (author)  MaryWit5 years ago
Sounds like a good idea!
jakee1175 years ago
my friend has lots of foreign foods for lunch each day , he had lychee juice one day neither him nor I could figure out exactly what a lychee is...
they're a tropical fruit! they look insanely cool raw...like big pink spiky pom-poms! :) I had some in Costa Rica
cool!
KentsOkay5 years ago
But... eating zombie flesh turns you into one!
sumrandom15 years ago
those look like some good eyeballs, will try this Halloween!!
NInja995 years ago
wonder how it will be with lychees yum 5/5
Kaiven5 years ago
Yummy! They look great too!
ItsTheHobbs5 years ago
Oh, sounds good! that looks so AWESOME.
blam725 years ago
Fantastic. I'm definitely giving this a try with my kids. Thanks.
canida5 years ago
Awesome! Love the way the juice runs into the fruit to give a veiny texture. I presume lychees would be a fine substitue?
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