February 17, 2014

Frozen Yogurt Cupcake Bites with Strawberry Hearts and Valentine's Recap!

I wanted to make a sweet treat for my daughter to end this fun Valentine's week but since we have had our fair share of chocolate and candy all week long, I wanted to give it a healthy twist. So these cupcakes are "no bake" and actually they're not cupcakes at all! They are a simple mini cupcake cup filled with a scoop of Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Homemade Whipped Cream and topped with a Strawberry Heart and Sprinkles! Not only tasty and festive but also kid friendly and fun to eat!

Ingredients:

I did not put measurements here b/c you can make as little or as many as you want!
  • Homemade Whipped Cream {recipe here}
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Strawberries, stems removed and sliced
  • Sprinkles
  • Mini cupcake liners or cups

Directions:

  1. Make Whipped Cream. I prefer homemade whipped cream but you can use Cool-Whip if you want. Here's my easy recipe for Homemade Whipped Cream.
  2. Slice strawberries thin and make a "V" cut out at the top of each strawberry to make strawberry hearts. Wrap up and refrigerate until later.
  3. Spread out cupcake liners on a sheet pan.
  4. Using a small ice cream scoop or a spoon place one scoop of Greek yogurt in each cupcake cup.
  5. Repeat with one scoop of whipped cream in each. 
  6. Place the tray in the freezer for an hour and up to overnight. 
  7. About 30 minutes before you want to serve, take out of the freezer, top with a strawberry heart and sprinkles. Store at room temp until serving to let the whipped cream soften slightly.
  8. Serve- no spoons required! Perfect for kids. My toddler LOVED them!


Homemade whipped cream is super simple and tastes so much better than Cool-Whip!
Beautiful strawberries are a favorite in our house!
Remove the stems and slice each strawberry. Then to make strawberry hearts, using a paring knife, cut out a "V" from each top to make a heart shape.
I found these adorable "party cups" at Wal-Mart in the baking aisle. I prefer these over traditional cupcake liners since these hold up better and are just too cute!
I used a small ice cream scoop (the perfect size!) to put a scoop of Vanilla Greek Yogurt in each cup then top with  scoop of whipped cream. Perfect mini faux cupcakes! Place in the freezer to set for at least an hour and up to overnight.
At least 30 minutes before serving remove from the freezer and 
top with sprinkles and one strawberry heart. Serve when the whipped cream has slightly softened. No spoons needed. Just take bites and slurp up the yumminess!
I thought photographing Ava's Valentine cookie with the cupcakes would be cute but she would have nothing of it and kept taking it off the plate!
    
 
Someone loved the Frozen Yogurt Cupcakes (I knew she would!). 
The perfect ending to a fun Valentine's week. 

My little princess and I had a fun filled valentine's week this year!
First n the beginning of the week, we celebrated at an FRG Valentine's lunch I organized for the wives and children in Ashton's unit. We dined at a local BBQ joint and set up a dessert table with sweet treats we brought to share.
Decadent and delicious!
Cutie Patootie chowing down on a cupcake! 
Valentine's and Minion Twinkies for Ava's friends in music class! 
Ava and I at her Valentine's music class. 
We wore our matching headbands by Potluck Store
Ava loved getting dressed up and exchanging Valentine's with her friends!
Ava sorting through her Valentine's at home after class. 
Such creative gifts from her friends!
Her favorites? The goldfish and applesauce!
Valentine's morning presents from Mommy, Daddy, and her Grandparents! 
Lucky little girl!
Valentine's breakfast: Sweetheart French Toast Sticks with Strawberry Sauce. Crunchy, sweet, and my foodie daughter really enjoyed dipping her sticks in the sauce!


For Valentine's Day we drove to Beaumont, TX and spent the day hanging out in town. Our first stop: PeiWei Asian Diner! Hands down one of my fave restaurants! Ava likes their Orange and Ginger Edamame and Wonton Soup and I always order Pad Thai!
Next stop: Build a Bear! We left with Ava's new pink elephant, Pinkie!
After cruising the mall and checking out Target, my girl was tired (and so was Mommy!).  So we skipped our planned Chuck E. Cheese visit and had an early dinner at Red Lobster. Red Lobster asked me to dine on their new Lobster Fest menu and write a review (coming soon!)  and I thought Valentine's Day was the perfect time to have a lobster dinner!
Ava enjoyed coloring, Cheddar Bay Biscuits, and dipping everything in dressing!
My Lobster Fest Meal with Coconut Crusted Lobster and Spicy Shrimp. Ava passed on the seafood but ate all my broccoli! Haha!
My messy child! I love her so!
Mommy-daughter dinner date!

We got home to a sweet surprise from Ashton! Chocolate covered strawberries and a teddy bear and personalized cookie for Ava. Ava enjoyed her first chocolate covered strawberry (no surprise there!).

 
I made Hot Pink Decked Out Hot Chocolate for myself to celebrate the end of a wonderful Valentine's Day. Then my honey and I were able to talk before bed and we made this corny but cute pic!
 Love you Ashton!
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1 comment:

  1. This looks so yummy. I love strawberries, so I think I will need to bookmark this post and refer back to it soon!

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