When people think of Frozen Yogurt, they also think of the warm summer months. But for most of the country, we are stuck with winter this time of year.  So does that simply mean you ignore the tasty treat of yogurt? The answer is an ecstatic no! While frozen yogurt might be a summer treat, we find that people are their most creative with Frozen Yogurt when they are stuck inside their house.

Take these Fro-Yo cupcakes from Eating Well for example. The author Devon O’ Brien outlines a very simple recipe that you can enjoy all year long.  All you need is a muffin tin, some frozen yogurt (fat-free or regular) and a cookie base.

Cookie Crust Bottom

In the article, Devon suggests either vanilla or lemon snaps for the crust, but other cookies will work too. Chocolate lovers might want to use an Oreo crust. Or perhaps use some graham crackers, either regular or cinnamon flavored. Simply take 1 1/2 cup of cookie crumb with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Press the mixture into the cups of the muffin tin. If you enjoy a larger crust you can add more butter and crumbs to meet your preference.

Add Frozen Yogurt

Now comes the best part of this dessert, the frozen yogurt. You’ll want about 2 pints of your favorite yogurt for this dessert. Best of all, you can be as creative as you want. Chocolate or Vanilla work too, or mix it up with different flavors. You could even use 2 different flavors and layer them on top of each other. Add cherries or strawberries to your yogurt for an added twist. Pour on top of the cookie crust in the muffin tins when ready.

The Cherry on Top

Now comes the fun part. You have your cookie crust, your frozen yogurt, now time to put the cherry on top (literally). Add a cherry, strawberry, more cookie crumb, chopped nuts, chocolate chips or anything you can think of on top of these treats.  Once finished, put those in the freezer for about 3 hours and you’ll be ready to go.

Article and Photos credit to:  Eating Well, http://www.eatingwell.com/article/290309/the-easy-frozen-yogurt-dessert-youll-be-eating-all-summer-long/