Kitchn Love Letters

I Have a Brilliant Solution That Completely Eliminates Double Dipping

published Feb 3, 2022
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I found Siggi’s in the midst of a desperate tear through a corner grocery store in midtown Manhattan. It was in between classes during college; I was hangry, time was fleeting, and fast food never was my thing. I grabbed the only yogurt on the shelf that promised an ample amount of protein and, as I’d come to learn later, wasn’t packed with sugar. 

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Skyr, if you’re not familiar, is an Icelandic dietary staple — a creamy, protein-rich fermented milk product akin to what American consumers know as very thick yogurt. The texture is what truly sets it apart from all other yogurts on the shelf and makes it such a versatile staple to have on hand at all times. 

Buy: Siggi’s Plain Skyr Icelandic Strained Non-Fat Yogurt, $1.67 for 5.3 ounces at Instacart

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I loved Siggi’s the first time I tried it and have been buying it ever since. My favorite use for it — besides just spooning it from cup to mouth for breakfast or a snack? Dip. Lots and lots of different kinds of dips. The delicate, floral notes of rosewater shine when mixed in, as does the spicy sting of Sriracha; fresh herbs sing as strongly as dried, and spice blends make for an equally sensational, swift solution to a delicious dip on the double! I’ve yet to find a flavor that is masked by the yogurt, and what’s more, I find that the yogurt’s tang enhances pretty much anything that is mixed in.

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The 0% plain, in my opinion, is the thickest of all of Siggi’s offerings and strikes just the right balance between creamy, thick, and scoopable, promising a dip with that enviable, most delightful texture. The thickness of the yogurt stands up to the addition of other liquid-y components (like mustard, vinegar, or mayonnaise) allowing for endless combinations of flavors without compromising the textural integrity (read: dip-ability) of the final product. Don’t sleep on the other percentages or flavors, though — they also make for a delightfully creamy base for sweet and savory dips alike!

The single-serve cups make the best post-2020 party trick: Set out a bunch of Siggi’s with a selection of crudites, condiments, and seasonings, and let everyone make their own dip! It’s a personalized, palate-pleasing party in a cup, and also cleverly avoids the dilemma of double-dipping!  

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These cups also resolve that frantic fuss of trying to throw lunch together in five minutes flat. Grab a cup of Siggi’s; some sliced vegetables or fruit, chips, or any other delicious dippers; and your favorite spice blend and you’ve got a satisfying lunch ready to mix up on the go. My personal favorites include mixing in Everything Bagel spice and dill (which is vaguely reminiscent of a lox-and-bagel situation), Tajin or Trader Joe’s chili lime seasoning, or sea salt, black pepper, and a swirl of olive oil. The possibilities can skew sweet or savory, and are only limited by your pantry and imagination!

Do you have an ingenious dip ingredient? Tell us about it in the comments!