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Mini Frozen-Yogurt Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches are the ultimate summertime treat, but just one can set you back 220 calories or more. So we came up with a simple, low-fat alternative that doesn’t skimp on flavor. Made with your choice of thin cookies and fat-free frozen yogurt, these homemade mini-sandwiches are light, refreshing and fun-to-make. Customize them with sweet and spicy “toppings,” such as chopped fruit and nuts or candied ginger, for a treat that suits anyone’s sweet tooth.

Mini Fro-Yo Sandwiches

Photo by Perry Santanachote


Yields 4

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour

Ingredients

1/2 cup fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt, slightly softened
8 thin cookies, such as Anna’s Thins or Trader Joe’s Cookies Thins
1 ounce dried fruit, nuts, trail mix or candied ginger, chopped

Preparation

  1. Line a freezer-friendly plate with plastic wrap.
  2. Put a scoop of frozen yogurt (about 2 tablespoons) on a cookie; top with another cookie and flatten until filling reaches the cookie edge.
  3. Roll the side of the sandwich in the fruit and nut mixture or candied ginger to adhere to the ice cream. Place on the plate. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  4. Place in the freezer to set for at least 1 hour, or individually wrap and freeze for up to 1 week.

Pro Tip

Freeze the sandwiches as you make them. Frozen yogurt melts fast!

Mini Fro-Yo Sandwich Platter

Photo: Perry Santanachote

The Skinny

Lemon with candied ginger topping
Per serving (2 sandwiches):
144 cal
2 g fat
30 g carbs
0 g fiber
4 g protein

Lemon with dried fruit and nut topping
Per serving (2 sandwiches):
138 cal
2 g fat
24 g carbs
0 g fiber
4 g protein

Chocolate with dried fruit and nut topping
Per serving (2 sandwiches):
200 cal
4 g fat
40 g carbs
2 g fiber
4 g protein

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