Key Lime Frozen Yogurt Cups

If you like key lime pie, you will fall in love with this

frozen yogurt version!  Greek yogurt keeps it creamy and light.

Chocolate graham crackers make a crunchy crust for these tart little

individual dessert cups!

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt Cups

I am a woman with many job descriptions.  “Mom” would be the umbrella under which other monikers fall under.  These other names would be chauffeur, laundress, seamstress, dish washer, maid, chef, baker, nurse and referee.    Referee is the job I most recently completed.  I was going about my business (laundry if you must know), when I heard yelling coming from the front yard.  I ran outside to find my son and a friend arguing over the outdoor hose.  It was an all out tug o’ war!  Each kid was clutching the hose with the tightest little fists I have ever seen!  They were both staring at each other with red-faced determination.  Neither one was going to back down.   So I turned the water off.  Problem solved.

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt Cups

In that very instant I was reminded of the conflict resolution tactics that were implemented when I was a kid.   We pulled hair.  Everyone had long hair in the 70′s.  So when you and your friend got upset with one another you quickly grabbed your friends’ ponytail as quickly as you could and you YANKED with all your might.  And under no circumstances would you let go!    It was all rather violent and incredibly effective.  If your were quick enough, you’d swiftly grab your friend’s, or actually, now, your nemesis’ hair and yank with equal force.   It was hair pulling to the death!

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt Cups

It took a tough scalp to handle this fight.  I felt I had an extreme advantage in this area  My scalp was no stranger to being tugged.  It was rough and tough from all the hours my mom spent combing out all the tangles from my wavy tresses.    All those tears shed from my nightly combing was just training for scuffles with friends.  I never backed down from a good hair pulling!   I can still picture it.  Two little girls, with their necks bent at awkward angles, clumps of ponytail held tight by sweaty little fists.  We couldn’t see the fury in each others eyes, all we could see was the ground as we spun around  like propellers.  The only way to win was if someone lost their grip.   Each girl would walk away with clumps of hair in their hand and very stiff necks.  I don’t remember ever being mad at anyone for long.  Within moments we’d be playing tag and getting ice cream.

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt Cups

 

Ice cream seemed like the perfect thing to hand out after turning off the hose.  Actually, I should clarify that.  I didn’t have ice cream.  I had frozen yogurt, in little cups!  I had made key lime  frozen yogurt with Chobani Greek vanilla flavored yogurt and lots of fresh key limes!  I made a crust using chocolate and chocolate graham crackers and placed them in individual cups.  The combination of the creamy yogurt and crunchy crust is extraordinary!   You will love how light this dessert is but how extremely luscious and flavorful they taste!

Yep, these frozen yogurt cups did the trick.  Not a word was spoken until after each little crumb was gobbled up.  Then it was just giggles and smiles all around.  Everyone forgot why they were even mad.   Another title I can now claim: peacemaker.

 

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Key Lime Frozen Yogurt Cups

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt Cups

Ingredients

    For the yogurt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 4oz container Egg Beaters
  • 1 cup Chobani Vanilla Yogurt
  • ½ cup fresh key lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon key lime zest
  • For the crust
  • 3 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all the ice cream ingredients and mix until completely mixed and smooth. Pour into the bowl of an ice cream maker. Process ice cream according to manufacturers directions. Store until ready to use.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter and chocolate. Stir in graham cracker crumbs and remove from heat. In 24 cupcake liners, spoon a generous tablespoon of crust into each cup, reserving about ¼ cup of cracker mixture. Freeze crust for 10 minutes before filling with a scoop frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Return to freezer to firm up.
  3. Makes 24
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53 Responses

  1. Tanya, you are too funny! Fights at my house always ended with me yelling at the top of my lungs, “IT’S MY HOUSE AND I’M THE BOSS!!” Why my dear sweet childhood friends are still friends with me today is kind of a mystery. These look amazing, by the way!

    • Haha, Lisa, thats what I yell to my kids now!

  2. Hahaha…to be young again and be able to solve all of life’s issues with frozen yogurt! :) It would work for me, they look delicious!!!

    • Kids are so easy to please! Thanks Lisa!

  3. Oh these look terrific. Love seeing all the things you came up with your Chobani! Good luck to you woman of man caps…keep it up!

  4. A Sweet Baker

    I don’t think I ever pulled one of my friends hair…just my siblings! These yogurt cups look like the perfect way to end a fight though! ;)

    • I didn’t have siblings close in age, so I couldn’t pull their hair! Thanks Liz!

  5. You had me at key lime, then I saw the froyo cups and nearly fell over. They look so good. I love utilizing Greek yogurt, and this is a fantastic idea!

    • Thank you Marcie! I’m in love with Greek yogurt and use it everywhere!

  6. I love your hair-pulling story to go along with this sweet little treat! I don’t remember pulling anyone’s hair, but I do remember putting shaving cream in my “best friend’s” hair because she made me mad. Wish I had had one of these key lime cups to help us out at the time!

    • Haha shaving cream is good! I guess gum would be a really good way to back at someone! Thank you Holly!

  7. Love a good hair-pulling!!! YOu make me laugh!! oh and love these little desserts. Pinned.

    • I love to entertain Paul! Thank you for pinning!

  8. Oh what a great idea! Love these little cups. And this post cracked me up!

  9. I have to send this link to my Sis. She, too, had long hair as a child. One day, she forgot something at home and Mom noticed it and brought it to her. When Mom saw how bedraggled her hair had become so quickly, she got Sis’s long locks cut that weekend. The men in the house had a fit. The women all applauded, knowing full well what the combination of long hair and a 6 year-old meant. :)
    I love key lime anything and these, Tanya, sound delicious. Thanks for sharing and the trip down Memory Lane.

    • Your poor Sis! I hope she was ok with her now short hair! I always wanted to have short hair, but my mom wouldn’t let me. Thank you John!

  10. Goodness gracious, this recipe looks so good! I love that you use Egg Beaters in place of raw eggs; makes life so much easier! Thanks for an awesome treat idea!

    • I love the Egg Beaters too! Thanks Deon!

  11. juliemurkerson

    Just stopped by so I could look at these again and pin them! They look so good, Tanya!

    • Ha, thanks Julie! Our family loved these little cups!

  12. When I fight with my sisters we often pull hair! OOPS These look delicious and love that you used yogurt!

  13. What a great recipe, Tanya! I haven’t made frozen yogurt at home, but I’ll come back to your recipe when I’m ready to give it a try. Oh, and referee is definitely in my top five jobs as a mom!

    • This was my first time making frozen yogurt. I was so pleased with the results! Thanks Andi!

  14. You seriously just made me laugh out loud with how you just turned the water off! You are hilarious!
    Pinning these delicious treats of yours!

  15. Cant wait to try these.

  16. The pairing of key lime and chocolate here is such a good idea….we love the chocolate grahams!!

    • I love to make people drool Claire! Thank you!

  17. One Creative Mommy

    These look absolutely fantastic! I loved this idea so much that I shared it as part of my Fantastic Finds Friday at OneCreativeMommy.com! I hope you’ll stop by and check it out. If you would rather not have your image shared with a link back to your site, please let me know, and I will remove it.

    • Thank you for sharing this Heidi! My family LOVED this recipe!

  18. Thank you for sharing these lovely frozen key lime treasures. I’ve featured them on this weeks *96* Thursday’s Treasures.

  19. Mmm, love Key Lime! “Summer-y” or not, I don’t care! I’m making these ASAP! :-)

    • Let me know what you think! I’m sort of craving these myself.

    • Oh man I love key lime too Christina! Thank you!

  20. LOVE this Tanya (both the story and the recipe.) My sisters and I were allll over the nails and hair when it came to fights. I bet these treats would have cooled us off!
    Recipe question: Does the yogurt freeze super hard? I run into that sometimes but love using yogurt to make ice cream so I’m curious!

    • Yes, Erin, I DO think the yogurt becomes harder than I’d like. But I over look it because I like using the Greek yogurt so much! Thanks Erin!

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