How to Make Frozen-Yogurt Balls for Dessert - Delishably - Food and Drink
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How to Make Frozen-Yogurt Balls for Dessert

I love trying new recipes and sharing them with fellow food-lovers. Some of my favorite recipes are the ones with five or fewer ingredients!

Frozen yogurt rolled in cereal makes a terrific sweet treat.

Frozen yogurt rolled in cereal makes a terrific sweet treat.

Charming for both kids and adults, frozen-yogurt cereal balls are a cooling, satisfying dessert or snack. Easy to make and fun to eat, this treat will have you wishing you could enjoy them for breakfast as well.

And they only require two ingredients!

Oats & More and Cookie Factory are two of my favorite cereals. Did you know that store-brand cereals often taste better than the name brands?

Oats & More and Cookie Factory are two of my favorite cereals. Did you know that store-brand cereals often taste better than the name brands?

Cereal-Coated Frozen-Yogurt Ball Recipe

Prep time: 20 min

Cooling time: 30–60 minutes

Ready in: 50–80 minutes

Yields: One serving (five balls)*

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup frozen yogurt, per person
  • 1/4 cup cereal, per person, crushed*

* Don’t smash the cereal into powder; you want to be able to identify the type of cereal.

The finished yogurt balls. Yummy!

The finished yogurt balls. Yummy!

Instructions for Making Yogurt Balls

  1. Using a cookie scoop or melon baller, scoop out however many bonbons you want for each person. I think 5 is a nice number, and 5 standard melon-baller scoops will equal about 1/3 cup of frozen yogurt.
  2. They don’t have to be perfect scoops, so don’t spend a lot of time on this part. Place onto a baking sheet lined with tin foil, parchment, or a Silpat (silicone baking mat). If you’re making these for a party, I suggest using several different flavors of frozen yogurt and cereals.
  3. Place the baking sheet into the freezer for at least 30 minutes so the bonbons will be easier to roll and less likely to melt.
  4. While the yogurt balls are resting, measure out your cereal(s) into plastic sandwich baggies. Depending on the size of the cereal, use a rolling pin to crush it slightly. Decant the cereal into a bowl large enough for the yogurt scoop to roll around in (but not shallow enough for them to roll out of).
  5. Here comes the fun part! Working quickly and with very clean hands or a spoon, take each scoop of yogurt and roll it around or press it into the crushed cereal until completely coated. If you prefer something perfectly round, quickly reshape each scoop after coating them. If you plan to eat them right away, arrange them onto a small plate or bowl, or place into a larger bowl for family-style service. If doing them ahead of time, put into a freezer-safe plastic-ware container with a lid, or back onto a clean baking sheet.
  6. Make it a little fancier by spooning fresh berry sauce over them, or simply eat them as is (the best way, as far as I'm concerned). Enjoy!

Presentation Ideas

  • Poke a popsicle stick or toothpick into each one (depending on size) and keep everyone’s fingers cleaner.
  • Place three on a plate in a cluster, then top with one more.
  • Serve in individual paper candy wrappers for a more grown-up look.
  • Set out a great big bowl of these frozen yogurt balls at a birthday party instead of an ice cream cake.
  • Press down into the shape of a tiny bowl, refreeze, and serve another ball inside it!

Tasty Cereal and Froyo Combinations

  • Vanilla with Raisin Bran
  • Chocolate with Special K Chocolatey Delight
  • Strawberry with Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries (pictured)
  • Peach or Blueberry with Golden Grahams
  • Vanilla with Fruity Pebbles
  • Chocolate or vanilla with Cookie Crisp (pictured)
  • Cookie Dough with Cap'n Crunch
  • Anything you can imagine! Use healthy cereals to boost the benefits.

*Calories determined with 1/2 cup of Hood Fat-Free Strawberry frozen yogurt and 1/4 cup of Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries cereal.

© 2012 Rachel Vega

Comments

Rachel Vega (author) from Massachusetts on June 08, 2012:

It's also a fun date dessert. Share then with each other and have a great time! ;-)

Kevin Galarneau from Michigan on June 08, 2012:

This looks really easy to do. I love the picture guide. I always have frozen yogurt in the freezer so if I'm feeling adventurous I'll have to do this.

Rachel Vega (author) from Massachusetts on May 24, 2012:

Hiya Keith - let me know how it come out with the Greek yogurt! Sounds tangy!!! Thanks for stopping by. :^)

KDuBarry03 on May 24, 2012:

Everyday I read some new fun, exciting, and delicious article here on HP...haha! I think i'll try this with greek yogurt with a sweet cereal! Thanks for the recipe :)

-KD

Rachel Vega (author) from Massachusetts on May 17, 2012:

Gina, haha! One could definitely eat them in the morning... if not for breakfast, then certainly as "part of their breakfast." ;-)

Gina on May 17, 2012:

Why can't I eat them for breakfast? Sounds like a great way to start the day.

Rachel Vega (author) from Massachusetts on May 17, 2012:

Thanks, Doc! Yes, please do try it. The strawberry ones ended up especially good. :-)

Glen Nunes from Cape Cod, Massachusetts on May 17, 2012:

What a great idea! There are endless varieties you can do with this recipe. And it looks so easy that even I could do it! I'll definitely be trying these.

Rachel Vega (author) from Massachusetts on May 17, 2012:

Yes, and using a metal melon baller will ease the burden of scooping. Thanks! :-)

Brainy Bunny from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania on May 17, 2012:

Wow! I've never heard of this recipe before. I bet my kids would love to help me make it (and then eat it!).