Cherry Coconut Yogurt Bites

Cherry Coconut Yogurt Bites are a healthy high-protein & low sugar frozen fruit dessert. Made with just 3 ingredients– frozen cherries, yogurt & maple syrup–they are easy to make and great for everyone!

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “What do I do with frozen fruit besides making a smoothie?”, then this frozen fruit dessert is for you! These Cherry Coconut Yogurt Bites are a great healthy dessert recipe made with frozen (or fresh) pitted cherries, coconut yogurt and a dash of sweetener.

This little bite combines the sweetness of cherries with the richness of coconut yogurt. It’s just 3 simple ingredients and doesn’t require any baking. Involve the kids too, and they won’t even know they are eating a totally healthy dessert.

Frozen cherries might not be on your “to buy” list, but they should be! They are naturally sweet and affordable. Plus, they are frozen at the peak of freshness, so they taste delicious all year round!

If you have fresh cherries, feel free to use them as well! But I always keep my fridge stocked with frozen fruit, so I can make a smoothie [Check out this list of 20 smoothie recipes] or frozen dessert any time of the year.

What is the difference between ice cream and frozen fruit dessert?

Although you may think a frozen fruit dessert is just ice cream in disguise, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Ice cream usually contains high fat and calorie ingredients, like cream, sugar, egg yolks, and add-ins, like chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc. That’s why ice cream tastes so good, but is also not so good for you. A 2/3 cup serving of ice cream can have more than 300 calories and 20+ grams of fat (not the good kind).

On the other hand, this frozen fruit dessert uses high-protein Greek yogurt, which is lower in calories and fat. That means it adds a creamy flavor to the dessert without all the unnecessary calories or saturated fat.

Plus, this frozen dessert has whole cherries, which are loaded with inflammation fighting antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals.

How to make Cherry Coconut Yogurt Bites

To make this fruity dessert, all you need is a food processor and a muffin tin. It’s that easy!

First, make sure you buy a good coconut flavored Greek or skyr yogurt. I like the siggi’s brand, Chobani or Trader Joe’s.

Then combine the yogurt and maple syrup in a small bowl. Next, puree the cherries in a food processor. Then layer the cherry puree and yogurt in the muffin tin to make the beautiful swirls you see in the picture.

Feel free to top the bites with shredded coconut for a little extra texture and taste.

How to store a frozen dessert

After letting these yogurt bites freeze for at least two hours in the muffin tin, remove them from the tin and store in freezer bag. They will stay good for up to a 1 month.

Personally, I love the Stasher bags (affiliate link) because they are reusable and freezer friendly. And you can flip them inside out and stick in the dishwasher for an easy clean.

Stasher Freezer Bag

Frozen Cherry Coconut Yogurt Bites

Cherry Coconut Yogurt Bites are a healthy high-protein & low sugar frozen fruit dessert. Made with just 3 ingredients– frozen cherries, yogurt & maple syrup–they are easy to make and great for everyone!

Course Dessert
Keyword healthy frozen dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 5
Calories 80 kcal
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cherries (fresh or frozen) pitted
  • 2 5.3 ounce containers coconut flavored Greek or Skyr Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or agave)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut optional

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, puree the cherries.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt and agave.

  3. Using a muffin tin, add a spoonful of yogurt mixture to one of the muffin holes. Add a spoonful of cherries on top of the yogurt mixture. Cover with another spoonful of yogurt. Repeat until muffin tins are filled.

  4. Sprinkle each bite with shredded coconut, if using.

  5. Freeze for at least 2 hours. 

Nutrition Facts
Frozen Cherry Coconut Yogurt Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 bite)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 Comments

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    denise473Denise
    June 23, 2017 at 11:55 am

    These look like a refreshing bite of deliciousness and they look so simple to make!

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    Karman | The Nutrition Adventure
    June 27, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Love the awesome swirl of red and white! Tasty!

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