Pier 9

Yogurt Bites Recipe

You might have read the recipe for our yogurt bites at Instructables. But this time we bring you the video. Yogurt bites is a recipe made around two main ingredients: Greek Yogurt and cucumber.

Classic, Spicy and sweet. A recipe that was creating during my time at Pier 9, after a legendary talk/inspiration-time with Sherry Wong (You rock).



  • Honey
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Black salt
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest

Slice the cucumber. Drip some honey on the center. Print on top of the slice the yogurt pyramid. Drizzle some lemon juice on top. Sprinkle black sesame seeds. Add lemon zest. Finish with some black salt flakes. Done

The balance between the honey and the acidity of the lemon works nicely. The sesame seeds bring a little bit more of texture along the cucumber.



  • Tabasco
  • Dill
  • Bacon bits

Slice the cucumber. Place some bacon bits in the center. Print the yogurt pyramid. Using a pipette forced the Tabasco to flow along the pyramid “trenches”. Sprinkle some dill on top. DONE.

This is probably the unexpected one. I like it a lot. Probably my favorite. I hope next time I get to try with crispy bacon bits. PI-CAN-TE!!!

The third and last one is the sweet one.



  • Blackberry jam
  • Mint leaves
  • Walnuts

Slice the cucumber. Spread a layer of blackberry jam on top. Place 4 pointy mint leaves on top. The jam will act as a glue, to held the leaves in place. Be creative!!! print the yogurt on top. Place some walnuts around the pyramid. DONE.

This is a sweet bite, well balanced (thanks too the Flavor bible). I think it would be perfect to finish this recipe with some edible gold on top, make it shine!

Let us know if you like ūüôā

3DC Instructables Roundup pt 1

In this 3 part series we’ll be sharing some of Luis’ 3D food printing experiments that were posted on Instructables as part of his Artist in Residency at Autodesk Pier 9. ¬†All are about 3D food printing and to be shared and used to hopefully get people involved in 3DFP. ¬†What good is 3D printed food if it can’t be shared? So here we go…

Heated Nozzle

Working with heated nozzles and 3DFP is something that presents a challenge. ¬†Many things to think about and lots of different variables come into play when working with heat and food printing. ¬†This isn’t your Momma’s food extruder (although if your mom is printing food with heated extruders then that is really, really awesome!). ¬†The Instructable is unique in that Luis broke down his process for machining the tool and it’s worth a read if you’re thinking about working with heat and 3DFP but even more since you’ll likely have to build your own tool for this as well.

Lucky Hummus Experience

You probably remember something similar to the Lucky Hummus Experience from a while back on 3DC. This Instructable is unique because Luis explains some intimate thoughts: 

Building 3d food printers is one thing. Using them another. Engaging people to understand, relate and experience them a completely different one.

This is the goal of this first 3d food printing experience for Pinya3. Trigger people imagination and start a dialogue around 3d food printing.

He breaks down the steps to take to have your own lucky hummus experience, to include reminding us to NEVER FORGET TO SIEVE!!!  (While at Pier 9 I did my best to master a sieving technique and it is much harder than it sounds) If you want to create your own shapes like the lucky four leaf clover then feel free to use the Roses App here on the site on the 3d food printing design tools page.

Testing food for 3D food printing


One of the most fun aspects of 3DFP is playing with the food! ¬†To make it sound more official and a tad professional then we call it “testing”….. ¬†Actually that’s just me. ¬†In all seriousness, we as a community of 3DFPr’s won’t be able to advance the technology unless we keep testing and documenting how different foods function with 3D food printing; if they even work, how they react, viscocity, does the taste change, etc.. etc..

That is the thought behind the Instructables: Testing food for 3D food printing, to share how different foods are working with 3DFP.

The foods Luis worked with in this Instructable:

  • Lucerne Cream Cheese with Chive & Onions
  • Posh Bagel Cream Cheese
  • Artichoke Spinach Hummus
  • Water and Xanthan Gum
  • Jelll-O
  • Greek Yogurt

Stay Tuned...

As mentioned this will be a 3 part series so come back again soon and subscribe to our mailing list below as well so we can let you know when we make some breakthroughs or need some feedback from you on our projects.