Make these No-Bake Frozen Strawberry Yogurt hearts this Valentine day. Coated in dark chocolate, with a creamy, fruity filling, they’re a great ‘make a-head’ treat. Vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, 5 ingredient and no-baking required!
Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Hearts
Who remembers these frozen yogurt bites going viral last year on social media? I sure do, they were EVERYWHERE. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to jump on the hype and actually give them a go! This recipe has a fun, Valentines twist, making the filling in heart shapes before coating in luscious chocolate. It just adds a little something extra and make them adorable for celebrations like Valentines, Mothers day or simple for your loved ones.
Looking for more Valentines desserts, check out my Vegan Single Serve Brownie, Pink Valentines Heart Pancakes, Vegan Strawberry Cream Cruffins and Vegan Red Velvet Sheet Cake. More vegan Valentines recipes can be found here.
Ingredients you’ll need for strawberry yogurt hearts :
This recipe is super easy and only contains 5 simple ingredients which you possibly already have in your kitchen cupboards / pantry! If not, I have listed them below for you so make sure to jot them down on your shopping list for your next shopping. grocery trip!
- Strawberries : It’s best to use fresh strawberries BUT you are more than welcomed to use frozen, I just find they don’t look as vibrant in colour or nice when you cut into the hearts. The also make the yogurt go a-little mushy and watery. They’ll taste delicious regardless though!
- Greek yogurt : You’ll want to use a thick dairy-free, vegan friendly greek yogurt for the best creamy filling. Some great vegan greek yogurts are Oatly Greek Style, Alpro Greek Yogurt and Koko Greek Style Yogurt.
- Syrup : Use maple syrup or agave for a-little added sweetness. I like to use maple as I love the flavour!
- Chocolate : Depending on how dark you like your chocolate, I recommend 70% and above dark chocolate for a rich, intense flavour. The darker the chocolate, the more decadent the dessert.
- Salt : This is optional but I like to add a sprinkle of flaked sea salt on to of the hearts before serving. It beings out all the flavours.
How to make frozen chocolate strawberry hearts
These little fruity bites take minutes to make, less than an hour to freeze and are sure to be devoured in no time! Find the full written recipe in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
Wash and chop the strawberries into the little chunks. Mix in a bowl with the syrup and yogurt.
Use spoons to spoon some of the mixture onto a lined baking tray into heart shapes.
Place in the freezer for 2-4 hours or until frozen.
Melt the chocolate, cover the frozen hearts in chocolate, allow to set. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
Frozen yogurt FAQ
If you are unable to have some of the ingredients or can’t find them where you live, or simply want to try a different twist on this recipe, consider these ingredient substitutions:
- Use an alternative dairy-free yogurt or plain yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt. Try to find a thick and creamy yogurt.
- Replace the dark chocolate with dairy-free milk or white chocolate for a sweeter, less bitter vegan-friendly version.
- Use a sweetened yogurt and leave out the syrup.
- You can use other berries such as raspberries, blueberries or blackberries! Variations are endless!
Can I use frozen berries?
- It’s best to use fresh berries / fruit for this recipe. Frozen strawberries / berries may release excess moisture, making it difficult for the yogurt mixture to stick and may become icy when frozen (not creamy).
- Store your frozen strawberry bites in an air tight / sealed container lined with grease proof paper in the fridge for a ‘ready to enjoy’ treat’. Store in the freezer and allow to come to room temperature before enjoying. They can be frozen for up to a month.
How can I prevent the frozen yogurt from melting while coating the blueberries in chocolate?
- Make sure the yogurt heart is fully frozen before coating in the chocolate. Work quickly when dipping the frozen yogurt strawberry bites in chocolate, and consider doing this step in batches to prevent the yogurt from melting and getting in-to a mess.