You know the days where you wake up with a craving and can’t get it out of your head (or tastebuds) until you have some?
I crawled out of bed on Saturday needing cheesecake.
I have no clue.
So, like a normal person, I made something to satisfy this sweet tooth… and it all started with roasted strawberries, vanilla yogurt and cream cheese. Because, clearly, going out to purchase a cheesecake was asking waaaaay too much and would take waaaaay too much time. (Ha.)
So I roasted the strawberries, let them cool, combined the cream cheese and yogurt, then combined all three and dolloped the final result into my popsicle molds.
And then they hung out in the freezer for a significant amount of time.
Once frozen solid, I used hot water to help free the popsicles from the molds, dipped them in Graham Cracker crumbs, then consumed as fast as possible.
The end result is a tart, creamy popsicle, which fit the bill perfectly. And, so far, I may or may not have eaten half of the pops…
- 2 cups strawberries (frozen OK)
- 1 tablespoon local honey
- 5 ounces ⅓ fat cream cheese
- 2 cups non-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest + ¼ teaspoon
- 2 full sheets Graham Crackers, crumbled
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine strawberries with honey. Set aside until the oven has heated.
- On a baking sheet lined with parchment, pour the strawberry and honey mixture out. Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until strawberries have broken down, released their juices and browned slightly. After 30 minutes, check on the strawberries and sprinkle with the ¼ teaspoon of lemon zest.
- While the strawberries are baking, combine the cream cheese, yogurt and teaspoon of lemon zest in a blender. Blend until combined and set aside.
- Let the strawberries cool for 15 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine strawberries with the cream cheese/yogurt mixture. Stir until incorporated.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
- The next day, pull the pops out of their molds, sprinkle with crushed Graham Crackers and enjoy!
Do you sometimes crave a certain dessert? (I hope I’m not the only one!)
If so, what is it? And is it something easy to find?