Celebrate the sweet vibes of summer with no harm to your bikini bod by treating yourself to a few of my Frozen Yogurt-Dipped Blueberry Cherry Bites. These bite-sized nuggets are at once yummy and so good-for-you, made with only fruit Greek yogurt – 17 calories and 1 gram of protein each!
A healthy little dessert to cool off with while watching July 4th fireworks in the backyard, splashing about at the pool, or just rocking up a storm on the porch. Read on to get all the details and recipe instructions!
Nothing says summer more to me than cherries . . . except blueberries! So, I decided to pair up these two seasonal fruits “tur-duck-en” style – that is one stuffed inside another, inside another. Except I figured if I found a 3rd fruit to stuff the cherry in, it would be too hard to eat once frozen. So, I just dipped it in yogurt!
The key to this easy fruit recipe is to find match up blueberries that fit well into the little hole left inside the cherry once you halve it and pluck out the seed. For me, this meant rummaging through a pint of blueberries looking for the smaller ones . . . and just popping the bigger ones straight into my greedy pie hole so that I didn’t get “confused.”
After stuffing a cherry half with a blueberry, simply put the top half “hat” on and skewer with a tooth pick. You can dip in the yogurt now, but I found everything held together if I par-froze the tooth-picked fruit for about 30 minutes. Also, I used Vanilla Bean 4% Yogurt from Siggi’s Dairy because that is my favorite and it’s soooo thick and creamy . . . but other flavors and brands work fine too.
If you are not able to “dip” completely (as was the case with my super-thick Siggi’s), then finish off the process by spooning and spreading a bit more yogurt on top. I sprinkled crushed dehydrated raspberries on top for an extra pop of color, but you could also add nuts, sprinkles or chocolate. Freeze Yogurt-Dipped Blueberry Cherry Bites for another 30 minutes before serving to let the coating harden up. Enjoy!
*Note: I would not serve this frozen treat to toddlers and very young children because of the toothpick and size of the stuffed cherry could be a choking hazard.
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How are you celebrating the 4th of July? We’ll be having loads of boating, paddle-boarding, and swimming fun-in-the-sun at our annual lakeside family reunion. Please leave me a comment – XOXO, Jennifer