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.
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!
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!
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
- Frozen yogurt or ice cream
- Chocolate Ice Cream Topping
- Whipped Cream
- Slice watermelon into thick rounds.
- Use a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter or small glass to cut watermelon into circles. Place into cupcake wrappers.
- Top with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt, chocolate topping, whipped cream, and a cherry.
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.
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!
83 Comments on “Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Cupcakes”
How fun is this? It took me a bit to realize they were not cupcakes on the bottom. The kids would love it -yum!
Thanks! Yeah they are a bit of a surprise, aren’t they? My kids love them!
Oh Katrina…how good do these look?? Love them! Especially that gorgeous topping!
Thank you Aggie! I enjoyed making (and eating!) these.
These look so cute. They will make a great summer desert for my kids.
Are you serious!? That’s NOT a cupcake!? Genius! (And beautiful!)
Thank you!! That means so much to me Nikki!
How fun are these?! I adore them 🙂 they look so delicious!
Thank you Brandy!
These are so stinkin’ cute!
Thanks Stephanie! You know how I like to eat cute things 🙂
I love the pictures, and the recipe is so simple and summery 🙂
Thanks-that means so much to me. I feel like every picture I take I have SO much to learn.
It looks just DELICIOUS! Nice and healthy too. Definitely a new favourite!
I’m glad you like them!
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 🙂
Always love to “meet” another Katrina! I’m so glad you stopped by. Thank you!
So creative! I love this! I bet the kids in the neighborhood would love this!
My kiddos did for sure! And who are we kidding…so did Mom!
Oh my… these are absolutely adorable! They also look so delicious and healthy to boot! Yahoo!
Thank you! You have to love a cupcake that you can eat 2 of!
Okay. So. That is genius!!! I will never come near watermelon, BUT I would LOOOOVE to serve these at our next party!
My husband is a watermelon hater too 🙂
I love this idea, Katrina! I love watermelon but I think you sold me with the cherry on top. 🙂
Cherries are my favorite! Thanks for stopping by, Mike
This is such a fun idea Katrina and you could totally change the flavor of the “cupcake” using honeydew or cantaloupe melons. Love this!
Thanks! Yeah we will be making all sorts of flavors this summer for sure. Thanks for stopping by!
How cut is that?! Love this idea.
So cute! Loving that cherry on top.
That was my favorite part too. I looooove cherries.
What a great idea. Watermelon, yogurt and chocolate is the perfect combination!
Thanks! It was tasty- I hope you give it a try!
These look perfect for summer time. Such a fun and interesting idea!
I think these will make another appearance at our table this summer for sure!
Incredible photos, friend! These look truly amazing. I can imagine they are so creamy with the yogurt. Love!
You are the sweetest! Thank you!
I am so in love with this idea – how creative!
Thanks so much Deborah!
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!
I go through phases with dairy- it seems like all or nothing. I’m glad you liked the cupcakes 🙂
These are so fun!
Oh my goodness, these are amazing! I don’t even like watermelon but I’d eat it covered in ice cream!
It was really good together!
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!
I’m so glad you stopped by!
Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, and such a delicious and light dessert!
Thank you Glory! That means so much to me.
Those are so adorable!! I love that they are healthy so eating 2 (or 10) is perfectly ok!! 😉
Thanks Carla- yeah we polished off the whole plate! oops
Oh Katrina, these are so fun!!! And healthy, right??
Thanks Aimee! We had fun making them.
What a fun idea! I would definitely take seconds or thirds of these!
Thanks! And I totally had seconds 🙂
How fun are these? Love that the watermelon is the cupcake
Thanks Erin! Gotta love fruit and yogurt
These are looking seriously good.
Mmm they were! I confess to going back for seconds.
What a fun idea! I love this!
Thank you! It’s a fun way to get some fruit and dairy in for sure.
Are you kidding me right now? This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! You are so inventive!!
You are the sweetest! Thanks Liz!
These are just so darn creative! So cute for a BBQ too, maybe for the 4th!
Oh yeah! I’m thinking the 4th too 🙂
What a great, healthy dessert, and so cute, with even a cherry on top!
Cute food just tastes better right?
Oh my goodness what a clever and fresh idea, I love these!
Thank you Sylvie! That means a lot to me.
These are the cutest little summer desserts ever! Stunning photography, too. I’m lovin’ the whole vintage vibe!
Thanks Stacy! I just got a new camera and I’m kind of in love with it.
Those look amazing! So perfect for summer!!! Love the little pie tins, too!!!!
Thanks- I got the tins at a yard sale! woot!
This is such a great recipe. I love this idea!
These sound so lovely! Yum!
Perfect for summer! I hope you try them out!
This looks so yummy!! So cute!
Oh my goodness…what a clever (and adorable) idea!! I bet these are really refreshing in the summer heat.
Thanks- I hope you give them a try!