chocolate & cherry frozen yogurt sandwiches


There’s hardly a summertime treat more nostalgic or fun than the ice cream sandwich. I’m also well aware that it’s officially bikini season, so I opted for petite sandwiches filled with cherry-vanilla frozen yogurt for reduced guilt. Triple chocolate cookies make these three-bite froyo sandwiches richly satisfying.

Chocolate & Cherry Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches | Tutti Dolci

Time-saving tip: make the frozen yogurt and cookie dough a day ahead of baking the cookies and assembling the sandwiches. You’ll have more yogurt than you’ll need for one batch of cookies, though I’m sure you’ll find a use for it!

Chocolate & Cherry Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches | Tutti Dolci

I’m sharing this recipe for the June Chocolate Party. This month’s theme is chocolate cherry; see more creations below the recipe.

Chocolate & Cherry Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches | Tutti DolciChocolate & Cherry Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches
Cherry Frozen Yogurt
2 cups fat-free vanilla yogurt
2 1/2 cups cherries, pitted
6 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp vodka
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Place yogurt in an ultra-fine sieve or a strainer lined with cheesecloth and strain over a bowl in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (or up to overnight). Place cherries in a food processor and puree; strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard solids. Whisk in strained yogurt, sugar, vodka, vanilla and salt until smooth. Chill mixture for 4 hours in the refrigerator before pouring into frozen cylinder of ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight.

Triple Chocolate Cookies
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup bread flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Whisk together flour, bread flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla and egg; beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips. Transfer dough to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 3 days.

Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Form 1 1/4″ balls of dough (my yield was 44) and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets; flatten dough mounds halfway with palm. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 9 minutes, until set. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To assemble sandwiches, let yogurt stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Place a small scoop (about 2 tablespoons) yogurt onto 22 cookies and sandwich with remaining cookies. Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap; freeze 2 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Yield – 22 frozen yogurt sandwiches
Calories – 160 (per sandwich)
Carbs – 24

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  1. Love the photos!! And I know for a fact that I’d eat every last cookie + drop of ice cream – thus reducing/eliminating any chances of bikini-wearing. 😀

  2. Laura, first of all your stunning photos are such an inspiration! So well done. Next up are these delicious fro-yo sandwiches…the kids would each want a handful, but one is the perfect portion for me 🙂

  3. Your images are just magic… so simple and stylish!
    The dessert looks gorgeous, I love ice-cream sandwiches 🙂 It is the perfect combination. I am pleased to have joined this party, so many great ideas 🙂

  4. Wow Laura, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but these look so good. I especially like the photo of the ice cream scoop. Looks so refreshing, maybe because my a/c has been out! I put a recipe for sour cherry gelato with bittersweet chocolate sauce in Big Night In. I haven’t made it in awhile. But this looks even better. Thanks for sharing.

  5. The Chocolate Cherry Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches are so tempting! It would difficult to eat just one! Adore the whimsical photos! Cherries are so photogenic!

  6. Yay! Thank you for this lovely, lovely post Laura. I’ve just opened my soft serve ice cream maker and very happy to see your scrumptious yogurt recipe. Thank you!

    And your petit chocolate cookies are indeed the perfect complement to the cherry cream =)

  7. Love the “reduced guilt” angle with the froyo, Laura! However, most often it doesn’t work and we just eat more of the delish petite desserts. Hahaha! Also, love the Chocolate Party! How cool is that? Roxy rocks! But, I love this recipe even more and your photography as always is brilliant here! xo

  8. Laura these cute little bite size beauties are wonderful. Your photos are making stop and stare…I love that you made them tiny and lowered the guilt factor 🙂

  9. can you taste the vodka in the fro-yo? i thought of adding it my concoction to keep it from going too icy but my significant other is very sensitive to the taste of alcohol.

    this is so beautiful, gorgeous shots!

  10. I ate your cherry bars yesterday and oh my they were SO good! (I’ll post this coming Sunday – hopefully). These FY sandwiches look good too. I think I’ll gain another 20 lbs easily. 😉 The pictures are so pretty and I love them!

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