Cookie and Fro-Yo Pairings for Kids

Dessert, For Moms, Recipes
on March 14, 2012
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

In recent years, fro-yo, ice cream's trendy and lighter cousin, has shaken up the frozen dessert world with its low-fat content and refreshingly tart taste. Although these attributes are major selling points for health-conscious moms—kids may need a little more convincing on deviating from their beloved Ben and Jerry's. We suggest getting them hooked by siding frozen yogurt scoops with some of our favorite complementary cookies. Here are our top picks for sweetly satisfying cookies and ‘yo your kids will love:


Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt with Vermont Maple Pecan Cookies
This cool serving of fro-yo is balanced beautifully by warm spices and proves once and for all pumpkin isn’t just for fall. We like pairing the unexpected yogurt with a rich maple syrup cookie boasting crunchy pecans and chewy oatmeal.


Sorghum Frozen Yogurt with Applesauce Cookies
Kids won’t believe this creamy sorghum frozen yogurt isn’t ice cream. The sorghum and brown sugar downplays the yogurt’s tanginess making it a great pairing for just about any cookie. We like it best paired with our rustic applesauce cookie recipe.


Cherry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt with Chocolate Flourless Cookies
There is only one thing that could make a dreamy frozen mixture of cherries, cream cheese and yogurt sweeter—and that's chocolate. Oogey-gooey chocolate cookies will give the cake-flavored yogurt a decadent boost your kids with love.

Have we left your little ones craving more? Check out additional frozen yogurt and cookie recipes below.

—By Emily Arno