“It’ll be Spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields…and eating the first of the strawberries with cream.”
Are strawberries and cream your guilty pleasure too? I love berries, really all of them but there is something so nostalgic about waiting for strawberries and sheer happiness when they arrive with Spring! I would be lying if I said I don’t desserts. There are so many utterly sinful desserts one can make with strawberries! But the best thing is that strawberries are real super food – sweet, tart, juicy and still low in sugar and high in nutrients. When I’m trying to behave, I try to satisfy my sweet cravings with these healthy bites of Frozen Yogurt Dipped Strawberries.
It’s the closest I can get to the strawberries and cream combo minus all the fat and sugar in heavy cream that accompanies strawberries for the traditional English outdoor summer dessert/tea snack. There are only 14 calories in 1 tablespoon of full fat Greek/thick yogurt compared to 1 tablespoon of heavy cream that has 50 calories + calories from sugar.
These Frozen Yogurt Dipped Strawberries make excellent low calories, refreshing snack and you can upgrade them easily if they are further rolled into peanut butter, dark chocolate, toasted coconut flakes or honey right before serving.
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy outdoors with a bowlful of these strawberry treats. For convenient serving, either cut them into halves before freezing or insert tooth picks in them.
12 fresh strawberries
2 cups Greek yogurt or very thick yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
This Is What You Do:
Wash and pat dry strawberries.
If you don’t have Greek yogurt, strain regular yogurt through a cheese cloth or fine strainer till most of the liquid drips away, leaving behind thick and creamy yogurt.
Add vanilla essence to yogurt, mix well.
Line a dish or tray, that can fit into your freezer with plastic wrap or wax paper.
Dip strawberries in yogurt to coat them completely or cut into halves and coat the outer side.
Arrange neatly on the prepared dish. Freeze for 1 hour.
Take out and dip again in the yogurt for a thicker smoother yogurt layer. Freeze again till the yogurt layer sets. The thicker the yogurt is, the creamier and smoother outer layer shall be.
Once they are set, you can keep them stored in freezable container for several days as healthy and ready-to-eat treats when required.