Heart-Shaped Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Treats
I’m so excited to share these simple and adorable, perfect for the season, healthy treats today!
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about chocolates and candy. We have a family birthday just a few days before Valentine’s so there is benefit to keeping things sweet without more added sugar. What I love most about this recipe is that the idea came to me from a creative gal I coach! This girl loves making fun foods from scratch. When she told me about her heart-shaped frozen yogurt treats I was so inspired I ordered my own silicon heart silicone mold ($10.50 on Amazon).
Heart-shaped strawberry frozen yogurt treats are super simple to make. Here is a short list of what you’ll need:
- a silicon mold (easier to pop the frozen treats out of)
- your favorite low sugar yogurt – plain, non-fat Greek yogurt or vanilla triple zero Oikos yogurt
- a touch of flavoring – I like vanilla extract or rose water
- a spoon or two of honey if you like it sweet
- fresh sliced strawberries, plenty!
- a touch of beet, cranberry, pomegranate, or cherry juice makes for pinker hearts!
Here is a handy video demonstrating how simple it is to make heart-shaped frozen yogurt treats – always helpful to have a visual aide:
It’s easy to switch up this recipe. As shown in the demo video you can use any type of fruit. The silicon molds come in a variety of shapes. I have a star shape version I picked up a few years back from Ikea. How cute would it be to make these with strawberries and blueberries in the star mold in early July?
Today I used non-fat plain yogurt, vanilla triple-zero Oikos brand yogurt, tons of fresh cut strawberries, a capful of rose water, and a couple splashes of cherry juice for pink color.
- place the silicone mold on a small tray – it is floppy and the yogurt may run otherwise when being transferred to the freezer
- the frozen yogurt will freeze solid after a few hours – allow to melt a little before eating (5 minutes or so) for the best texture
Here’s my recipe, however, feel free to adjust it to your personal tastes:
- ¾ cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- ¾ cup Vanilla Oikos Triple Zero yogurt
- 1½ cups chopped fresh strawberries
- a couple splashes of a red colored fruit juice (beet, cranberry, sour cherry, or pomegranate - I used sour cherry)
- ¼ teaspoon of rose water or vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 spoons of honey
- Wash, hull, and chop fresh strawberries
- Stir together all ingredients
- Gently spoon into silicone molds
- Freeze for at least 3 hours
- Pop out of molds
- Allow to sit for about 5 minutes
Thanks so much for sharing your creative snack idea with us Meredith!
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Feel free to leave a comment about what has worked for you – we’re in this together!
p.s. I’ve been having fun making these chunky crochet hearts…
Here’s a sugar-free teen gift idea for Valentine’s day:
How about a rose face mask and a little heart shaped bunting? I may splurge this year and get our girls teen facials with a crochet heart ornament attached.
Sending healthy love your way,