These cookies and creme yogurt pops are seriously the easiest thing ever and a great better for you treat! I’m so excited to be partnering with General Mills to bring you this yummy treat ideas!
One of my favorite things to do anytime I visit a new place is to get ice cream at a local ice cream place. When we went to Italy a few years ago it was gelato, in Salt Lake City it’s custard, and when I’m at home it’s frozen yogurt. It’s just the thing to do. One of the most fun parts of going to an ice cream shop is being able to pick from all of the awesome flavors they offer. I always pick one of three flavors – rocky road, cookies and cream, or rainbow sherbet. Always. They’re just classics that always taste good no matter what.
Unfortunately all of that ice cream has left me in the place I talked about last Monday. As much as I love ice cream, I know that it can’t be a part of my everyday meal plan, so I’ve had to come up with equally as delicious, but better for me alternatives.
Like these frozen yogurt pops.
I’m not talking about frozen yogurt that you have to make in an in ice cream maker that you remembered to put into the freezer the night before, I’m talking about opening a container of yogurt, mixing in your favorite ingredients, and popping them into the freezer for a few hours. These are seriously the simplest dessert ever! I chose to start with cookies and creme because that’s just one of my favorites but the combination possibilities are endless with over 125+ flavors of Yoplait® yogurt out there to choose from! And I feel so much better after eating a frozen yogurt pop than if I’d eaten a mini carton of ice cream, which was my previous treat of choice! Little changes lead to reaching big goals right?
Making them couldn’t be easier. I picked up the Yoplait® Whips Vanilla Creme and sandwich cookies at Walmart and had these in the freezer in just a few minutes.
First, crush your sandwich cookies into small bite-size pieces. You can either leave the cream part in the middle or take the sandwiches apart before you crush them up; it’s completely up to you. Once you’re done crushing them, stir just about 1/4 cup of the cookie pieces into one Vanilla Creme yogurt and mix until the cookie pieces are mixed in thoroughly.
After your yogurt is all mixed together, spoon it into a small paper cup. One Yoplait® Whips with cookie pieces actually fits perfectly into one of the small 3oz paper cups.
Next up, place a wood craft or popsicle stick in the middle of the yogurt and push all the way down to the bottom of the cup.
Repeat to make as many yogurt pops as you’d like. If you’re making a bunch, I recommend putting them into a muffin tin and putting the entire muffin tin into the freezer so that they don’t tip over and spill while they’re freezing.
Freeze for 3-4 hours or until the yogurt is completely frozen. Carefully remove the paper cup from the outside and you have some delicious frozen treats! And like I said the possibilities for flavor combinations are endless.
How would you 1-up your cup?
Check back later this month for another yogurt pop recipe inspired by a Valentine’s Day favorite – chocolate covered strawberries!
2-Ingredient Cookies & Creme Yogurt Pops
- One individual Yoplait® Whips Vanilla Creme Flavor
- 4sandwich cookies, crushed
- 3ozpaper cup
- Popsicle stick
- Mix your crushed sandwich cookies into the Yoplait® yogurt cup.
- Pour yogurt mixture into 3 oz paper cup.
- Insert popsicle stick into the middle of the mixture, all the way to the bottom.
- Freeze for 3-4 hours or until yogurt is completely set.
- Carefully tear off paper cup.
- Enjoy immediately or store in freezer in an airtight container.