Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Cupcakes

June is National Dairy Month and I’m teaming up with the American Dairy Association Mideast to bring you this fun and healthy dairy inspired dessert.

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Go ahead- have seconds! Why should cake have all the fun? These Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Cupcakes will steal the show at your next Summer get-together. I bet you won’t even miss the frosting!

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Cupcakes #Recipe | www.inkatrinaskitchen.com

Get yourself a watermelon and slice it up nice and thick. Use a round cookie cutter or small glass to cut it into circles. Top with some delicious frozen yogurt. That’s it! Oh but don’t forget the cherry on top!

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If you’ve been with me for a while you may remember my Ohio Dairy Adventure with the American Dairy Association Mideast last Fall. It’s no secret that this girl loves her dairy. Since June is National Dairy Month I was happy to develop this recipe. I just love how sneaky it is. I mean my boys had no problem putting away a few of these and I had no problem with them eating fresh fruit and dairy.

I’m using this dairy trackng sheet with my boys this month so they can keep track of their 3 dairy servings a day. They are having so much fun with it!

 

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Cupcakes #Recipe | www.inkatrinaskitchen.com

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Cupcakes

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Yield: 12 slices

Total Time: 15 min

Thick slices of watermelon topped with frozen yogurt and a cherry on top! Just like a cupcake!

Ingredients:

Watermelon
Frozen yogurt or ice cream
Chocolate Ice Cream Topping
Whipped Cream
Cherries

Directions:

  1. Slice watermelon into thick rounds.
  2. Use a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter or small glass to cut watermelon into circles. Place into cupcake wrappers.
  3. Top with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt, chocolate topping, whipped cream, and a cherry.

Notes:

  • I used homemade magic shell ice cream topping. You can use store-bought, homemade, or traditional hot fudge topping. 
  • Double or triple paper cupcake wrappers if they are not lined with wax to help prevent watermelon juice from dripping through the bottom.
  • You can scoop the frozen yogurt or ice cream ahead of time and freeze it on a flat baking sheet, plate, or platter. This makes it easy to serve a crowd quickly.

Original recipe and images © In Katrina's Kitchen

A few DAIRY facts…

  • Milk contains nine essential nutrients, making it one of the most nutrient-dense beverages you can enjoy! Milk is the single greatest source of three of the four nutrients the Dietary Guidelines identified as lacking in the American diet – calcium, vitamin D and potassium.
  • Experts recommend three servings of low fat or fat-free dairy foods every day, yet most of us need to add one daily serving of nutrient-rich dairy to help meet recommendations.
  • Studies show nutrient-rich dairy foods, when consumed as part of a healthy diet, may help to reduce the risk of diseases such as osteoporosis, hypertension, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • One milk group serving is equal to: An 8-ounce glass of milk; a 6- or 8-ounce container of yogurt; and 1½ ounces of natural cheese or 2 ounces of processed cheese.

 

June Dairy Month Twitter party

 

I hope you’ll join me and some other fabulous bloggers at the Twitter June Dairy Month #BarnParty! There will be prizes!! Also pin your favorite Dairy recipes for a chance to win a $200 grocery gift card. Follow @ADAMideast on Twitter  and ADAMideast on Pinterest to join in the fun.

 

**This is a sponsored post on behalf of the American Dairy Association, Mideast. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own!

- Katrina
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83 Responses to “Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Cupcakes”

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    Katie — June 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Oh my goodness…what a clever (and adorable) idea!! I bet these are really refreshing in the summer heat.

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 9:36 am

      Thanks- I hope you give them a try!

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    Darlynn @ The Little Blog Dress — June 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    This looks so yummy!! So cute!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    These sound so lovely! Yum!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 10:17 am

      Perfect for summer! I hope you try them out!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — June 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    This is such a great recipe. I love this idea!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 10:17 am

      Thanks Dorothy!

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    Rachel - A Southern Fairytale — June 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Those look amazing! So perfect for summer!!! Love the little pie tins, too!!!!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 10:17 am

      Thanks- I got the tins at a yard sale! woot!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — June 12, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    These are the cutest little summer desserts ever! Stunning photography, too. I’m lovin’ the whole vintage vibe!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 10:16 am

      Thanks Stacy! I just got a new camera and I’m kind of in love with it.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — June 13, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Oh my goodness what a clever and fresh idea, I love these!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 10:15 am

      Thank you Sylvie! That means a lot to me.

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    Sue {munchkin munchies} — June 13, 2013 at 5:43 am

    What a great, healthy dessert, and so cute, with even a cherry on top!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 10:14 am

      Cute food just tastes better right?

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    RavieNomNoms — June 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

    These are just so darn creative! So cute for a BBQ too, maybe for the 4th!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 10:14 am

      Oh yeah! I’m thinking the 4th too :)

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 13, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Are you kidding me right now? This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! You are so inventive!!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 10:13 am

      You are the sweetest! Thanks Liz!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 13, 2013 at 9:18 am

    What a fun idea! I love this!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 10:13 am

      Thank you! It’s a fun way to get some fruit and dairy in for sure.

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

    These are looking seriously good.

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 11:38 am

      Mmm they were! I confess to going back for seconds.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — June 13, 2013 at 10:27 am

    How fun are these? Love that the watermelon is the cupcake

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 11:39 am

      Thanks Erin! Gotta love fruit and yogurt

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — June 13, 2013 at 11:13 am

    What a fun idea! I would definitely take seconds or thirds of these!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 11:39 am

      Thanks! And I totally had seconds :)

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 13, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Oh Katrina, these are so fun!!! And healthy, right??

    • Katrina Bahl — June 13th, 2013 @ 11:43 am

      Thanks Aimee! We had fun making them.

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 13, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Those are so adorable!! I love that they are healthy so eating 2 (or 10) is perfectly ok!! ;)

    • Katrina Bahl — June 14th, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

      Thanks Carla- yeah we polished off the whole plate! oops

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — June 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, and such a delicious and light dessert!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 14th, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

      Thank you Glory! That means so much to me.

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    Manju @ Manju'sEatingDelights — June 13, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    We love Watermelon and we’ve been indulging ever since Spring started…Lovely idea to top some with icecream…my 2 yr old loves both…so this will definitely be a hit in our family! First time here and I love your space!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 14th, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

      I’m so glad you stopped by!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 13, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are amazing! I don’t even like watermelon but I’d eat it covered in ice cream!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 14th, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

      It was really good together!

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    Crista — June 13, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    ADORABLE!!

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    nessa — June 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    These are so fun!

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    Tanya Schroeder — June 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I am guilty of not consuming enough dairy! I just don’t like milk, but I love yogurt! I absolutely love that you used a thick piece of watermelon for the base! What a wonderfully refreshing dessert!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 14th, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

      I go through phases with dairy- it seems like all or nothing. I’m glad you liked the cupcakes :)

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    Deborah — June 14, 2013 at 1:44 am

    I am so in love with this idea – how creative!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 14th, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

      Thanks so much Deborah!

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    cassie — June 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Incredible photos, friend! These look truly amazing. I can imagine they are so creamy with the yogurt. Love!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 14th, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

      You are the sweetest! Thank you!

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    Victoria @ My Thoughts For Thought — June 14, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    These look perfect for summer time. Such a fun and interesting idea!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 14th, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

      I think these will make another appearance at our table this summer for sure!

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — June 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    What a great idea. Watermelon, yogurt and chocolate is the perfect combination!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 14th, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

      Thanks! It was tasty- I hope you give it a try!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    So cute! Loving that cherry on top.

    • Katrina Bahl — June 14th, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

      That was my favorite part too. I looooove cherries.

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    Sheila — June 15, 2013 at 11:47 am

    How cut is that?! Love this idea.

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout — June 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    This is such a fun idea Katrina and you could totally change the flavor of the “cupcake” using honeydew or cantaloupe melons. Love this!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 16th, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

      Thanks! Yeah we will be making all sorts of flavors this summer for sure. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Mike @ Semi Sweet — June 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I love this idea, Katrina! I love watermelon but I think you sold me with the cherry on top. :)

    • Katrina Bahl — June 18th, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

      Cherries are my favorite! Thanks for stopping by, Mike

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    Kate@Diethood — June 16, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Okay. So. That is genius!!! I will never come near watermelon, BUT I would LOOOOVE to serve these at our next party!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 18th, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

      My husband is a watermelon hater too :)

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — June 17, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Oh my… these are absolutely adorable! They also look so delicious and healthy to boot! Yahoo!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 18th, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

      Thank you! You have to love a cupcake that you can eat 2 of!

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    DessertForTwo — June 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    So creative! I love this! I bet the kids in the neighborhood would love this!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 18th, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

      My kiddos did for sure! And who are we kidding…so did Mom!

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    Katrina T. — June 17, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Was entranced by your image on a email newsletter I was receiving so I found your site.. This looks DELICIOUS!!!!

    Keep up the great work!

    PS. Love the name :)
    Katrina T.

    • Katrina Bahl — June 18th, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

      Always love to “meet” another Katrina! I’m so glad you stopped by. Thank you!

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    Mrs. Lucky — June 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    It looks just DELICIOUS! Nice and healthy too. Definitely a new favourite!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

      I’m glad you like them!

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — June 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I love the pictures, and the recipe is so simple and summery :)

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

      Thanks-that means so much to me. I feel like every picture I take I have SO much to learn.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 19, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    These are so stinkin’ cute!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! You know how I like to eat cute things :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    How fun are these?! I adore them :) they look so delicious!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

      Thank you Brandy!

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    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — June 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Are you serious!? That’s NOT a cupcake!? Genius! (And beautiful!)

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

      Thank you!! That means so much to me Nikki!

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    Linda — June 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    These look so cute. They will make a great summer desert for my kids.

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    Aggie — July 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Oh Katrina…how good do these look?? Love them! Especially that gorgeous topping!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 23rd, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

      Thank you Aggie! I enjoyed making (and eating!) these.

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    Sherri@ The Well Floured Kitchen — June 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    How fun is this? It took me a bit to realize they were not cupcakes on the bottom. The kids would love it -yum!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 7th, 2014 @ 4:13 am

      Thanks! Yeah they are a bit of a surprise, aren’t they? My kids love them!

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