Have you ever entered a theme park or ball game with over a hundred dollars, and left without two pennies to rub together?
I know I have! Multiple times.
It may be because of the $8 burgers, $25 t-shirts, or even the four bags of cracker jack you scarfed down. But for me, there’s one thing I know for sure. I was robbed blind by none other than the Dippin’ Dots.
Okay, so if we’re being honest here we have to admit that Dippin’ Dots are actually irresistible. Especially during a really long and hot ballgame or a scorching day at the fair. Unfortunately, just a small is usually around $3 or $4, and we all know that a small just really isn’t enough.
And what happens if you’re at home one afternoon, and you suddenly find yourself craving these tiny ice cream balls? But you live no where near a fair and they’re not sold at your local grocery store
Answer: Make your own cheap, healthy, and homemade version!
These “copycat” Dippin’ Dots are made with yogurt… that’s it. And by adding a few chocolate chips, you’ve got yourself one of the most irresistible snacks around. They literally take 5 minutes to make (just scoop into a plastic bag, cut off the tip, and pipe dots onto parchment paper), and only about 2 hours to freeze. And they’re ready!
Easiest, and healthiest, dessert ever. And even better, unbelievably cheap!
Homemade Copy Cat Coconut Dippin’ Dots
- 2 containers 5.3 oz Coconut Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 tbs mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs
Fill a sandwich-sized Ziploc bag, with first Greek yogurt. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Snip the ends off the plastic bag and squeeze pinky-nail size drops of yogurt onto the paper, until all the yogurt has been used. Freeze for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Once frozen, scrape the dots off the parchment paper and into two bowls. Let thaw for 3 minutes or so, until ice cream dots begin to melt slightly. Throw in chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 serving)