We have a sweet treat here in Germany, which is yogurt and strawberries (I am sure they are artificial ones), covered in chocolate. The other day on Instagram, I saw someone making a version of this sweet treat. I have to admit that it was one of my most favorite treats growing up. Not in the least because none of my other family members liked it, which meant there was more for me. So, I invented these Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Cups.
These little cups are the perfect “snack bite”. They are wonderful in size, refreshingly cool for the summer, and honestly will likely not last very long… but who cares as long as they are delicious, right?!
I am not sure whether you know this, but I have learned that cold foods require a lot more sweetness in order to taste sweet. Somehow the sweetness cools down as well. So do not be surprised if you feel this recipe is using more sweetness than some of my other recipes.
Why are these Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Cups good for you?
I have not raved about strawberries in a while, so I thought it would be about darn time again 😉! Strawberries originated in Europe in the 18th century. Strawberries are bright, red, and juicy. And let’s be honest – they are absolutely delicious! Strawberries are high in fiber, and also contain abundant amounts of vitamin C, manganese, folate, and potassium. I rave about vitamin C often, because it is so good and important for our bodies. Vitamin C acts both as a vitamin and antioxidant. It supports our immune system, gets rid in our body of free radicals, and aids in the production of collagen. The last one is amazing for supporting our bodies in having less wrinkles and keeping our skin young and elastic. Vitamin C also supports the absorption of iron, in particular if said iron is coming from plant-based sources.
Strawberries are also a powerhouse when it comes to their antioxidant capacity. They contain polyphenols and anthocyanins. Both of these are great in getting rid within your body of free radicals, and thereby lowering your oxidative stress levels, a true precursor to many Western known diseases. Anthocyanins are also responsible for strawberry’s bright red color. In fact, the redder the fruit, the more its anythocyanin antioxidant content. Anthocyanins are known for their benefits with regarding to heart health. This factor is further supported by berries lowering your “bad” cholesterol levels, whilst also increasing blood pressure and blood platelets function. Both manganese and potassium play an important role here as well. Altogether, not too bad for the small, mighty strawberry 🍓!
How can I adjust these Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Cups to my Dietary Requirements?
This recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free. If you want to make it paleo, use paleo chocolate for the chocolate layer and coconut yogurt.
Similar Recipes on the Blog
There are so many delicious recipes on the blog!! Be sure to also check out these colder treats:
- Five Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups
- Orange Creamsicle Popsicles
- Honey Roasted Fig Popsicles
- Semi-Frozen Key Lime Pie
And that is it for this week. I hope for the summer months these little Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Cups will give you great refreshment and a wonderful slight sweet moment during the hot summer days. As always, please let me know how you are liking the recipe by either commenting and/or rating below. I love hearing from you! Happy ice-cups making!