Making The Viral Strawberry Yogurt Clusters: My Honest Review
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There are plenty of desserts that are a staple when the summertime rolls around, especially those that are frozen. We’re all familiar with the classic popsicle or ice cream sandwich, but TikTok has created a new frozen dessert that has taken over the internet. These chocolate covered TikTok strawberry clusters became popular on the app in early May and many creators have recreated the recipe in the following months. Despite the overwhelming popularity of this particular dessert, the results that people report are pretty scattered. Some creators claim the clusters are one of the best desserts out there, while others have expressed their annoyance at the execution process. I’ve seen so many recreation videos on my own for you page, so I figured I had to give them a try myself. Here’s my honest review.
To start, you’ll only need to buy about three ingredients, which is pretty nice. You’ll need:
- Vanilla yogurt
- Chocolate chips (any kind that can be melted)
- Honey (optional)
To clarify, most of the TikTok recipes used some kind of Greek yogurt, but I used vanilla Yoplait cups and it worked just fine. I have to admit, I was pretty wary of the execution process while I was making these. It really didn’t seem like the yogurt and melted chocolate would be a stable combo, but I stuck with the recipe anyways. To start, take as many strawberries as you deem fit (I used about ten) and chop them up into little pieces. Dump two of your yogurt cups into a decently sized bowl, then add the chopped strawberries. Stir the combo together until it’s all evenly mixed. If you decide to use honey, add it here for a little bit of extra sweetness. About a teaspoon would be fine (but again, it’s all about the amount you deem fit). Once everything is mixed together, it’s time to set up your tray. I used a tray from my oven and added some tinfoil over the top so it wouldn’t make a mess, but parchment paper is used in most of the videos I’ve seen. Either works just fine, so no worries if it’s not exact! Once you’ve prepped the tray, scoop about two to three spoonfuls (one cluster worth) of your yogurt concoction onto the foil/paper. For me, one tray held about six clusters. Pop the tray into the freezer for an hour or two to let the clusters set.
After the time has passed and your clusters are ready to come out of the freezer, it’s time to add the chocolate! I melted dark chocolate chips for my attempt at making these, but you can just as easily add whatever kind of chocolate you want. A lot of creators have used white chocolate to make theirs, so it’s really about preference here. Once you’ve melted your chocolate, you can do one of two things:
- Dip the frozen clusters in the melted chocolate and risk the yogurt getting slightly melty in the process
- Leave your clusters on the tray and opt for scooping the melted chocolate over them with a spoon
I decided not to risk it texture wise and just drizzled my chocolate. Once your chocolate is on the clusters, put them back into the freezer for another hour (or whenever the chocolate completely hardens). You’ll want these to be as cold as possible before taking them out again. Once the time is up, the process is complete! You’ll have a healthy summer dessert to share.
I actually really enjoyed making these because of how simple the recipe was. There were times when the yogurt got a little melted, but since I used the chocolate for pouring rather than dipping, I think I avoided most of the messy parts. Strawberries are by far the most popular thing to use in this recipe, but you can use other fruits as well! Even if the process got a little messy, I still think these clusters tasted fantastic and are definitely worth a try this summer!
Have you tried making these TikTok strawberry clusters? How did it go? Let us know in the comments below!