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Refreshing Frozen Yogurt Cups

These frozen yogurt cups are some of the easiest treats I’ve ever made. They require very few ingredients, but they deliver a big payoff in refreshment.

Frozen yogurt cup on a plate

I like to serve these with my favorite peanut butter cookies or these delicious pecan brownie cookies. Or you can serve them all by themselves.

The first time I tried to make them, I started out by spraying the inside of the muffin tin with nonstick spray. They were okay, but the spray made them a tad oily.

So I decided to try another method. I placed the muffin tin in warm water to melt the yogurt enough to remove them. That worked, but the yogurt melted too quickly.

After looking around at different solutions, I figured muffin liners would be the answer. Unfortunately, the paper liners stuck to the yogurt, and who wants to eat paper? Not me.

I finally figured out what to do. Silicone liners make it easy to remove the yogurt from the muffin tin, but they don’t stick to the yogurt once it’s frozen. I also like the little crinkles around the perimeter of the yogurt.

Benefits of Yogurt

According to Medical News Today, yogurt is an excellent source of protein and calcium. It also provides the good bacteria that keeps your digestive system running smoothly.

Frozen Yogurt Cups Ingredients

Of course, you’ll need some yogurt. After all, this is frozen yogurt. You can use any flavor, but since I wanted to add chocolate, I used vanilla.

You’ll also need whatever you plan to add. Finally, I highly recommend using silicone liners.

Vanilla yogurt, chocolate syrup, and silicone muffin tin liners

This time, I used regular yogurt, and I like the way the frozen yogurt cups turned out.

However, they had the icy consistency of popsicles. If you prefer more of a dense ice cream texture, use Greek yogurt.

How to Make Frozen Yogurt Cups

Place the silicone liners in a muffin tin to help them hold their shape. Scoop the yogurt into each cup until they’re about 3/4 full.

Drop a dollop of chocolate or whatever flavor of syrup you choose into the middle of the yogurt.

With a blunt knife or spoon, swirl the syrup into the yogurt. Place the tin of yogurt in the freezer and give it a couple of hours to freeze.

You should be able to remove the silicone very easily. Put it on plate or in bowls and serve alone or with your favorite cookies.

Refreshing and delicious frozen yogurt cup on a plate

Refreshing Dessert or Treat

These frozen yogurt cups are refreshing after a big family dinner—especially something like this flavorful ground beef stroganoff. We also like it after eating this scrumptious cheesy zucchini ham bake.

Or if you simply want a mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up, it’s tasty. The kids will love it as an after-school snack.

Frozen yogurt cup on a plate

Frozen Yogurt Cups

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of vanilla frozen yogurt
  • Chocolate syrup

Instructions

    1. Fill muffin cups approximately 3/4 full of frozen yogurt.
    2. Squirt about 1/2 teaspoon of chocolate syrup into the middle of the yogurt.
    3. With a knife, swirl the chocolate into the yogurt.
    4. Freeze for 2 hours before serving.

Notes

You can use any style or flavor of yogurt you prefer. Greek yogurt adds density to the frozen yogurt cup.

You can also use whatever flavor of syrup you prefer, including strawberry, caramel, or butterscotch.

Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 113Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 1mgSodium 51mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 0gSugar 18gProtein 2g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Marilyn Lesniak

Sunday 22nd of September 2019

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