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Berry Frozen Treats in Honey Roasted Almond Cups

This post, featuring these gluten and dairy free Berry Frozen Treats in Honey Roasted Almond Cups, is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that keep this Sri Lankan Runnin!


It has been an unusually warm week here in Georgia! So warm that we were wearing flip flops and shorts on Christmas day. All this warm weather has thrown a wrench in my plans. You see, this week I planned on working on my blog, my photography, and finishing Nagi’s book; but instead I’ve been galavanting around with my daughter.


We have been indulging in long runs at our favorite park and spontaneous road trips with the windows down. One such road trip took us to the town of Covington, Georgia – the filming location of Vampire Diaries. After strolling around graveyards, lakes and mansions where the show is being filmed, we sat down in the square by the courthouse and decided we needed a refreshing frozen treat and Scoops nearby only had dairy-full ones!


So, we headed home where there were some Honey Roasted Blue Diamond Almonds waiting on me. I wanted to make a quick, easy, cold treat with frozen berries and coconut milk and top it with ground up almonds for texture. But then my daughter had the idea to make a base of some sort with ground up almonds and top the base with a cold berry topping.


Well, her idea of a “base” lead me to make these 2-ingredient almond cups with ground up Honey Roasted Almonds and an egg. That’s all. I made the aromatic berry frozen treat by blending some frozen berries, almond extract, coconut milk, honey and cardamom together. We ended up enjoying these treats topped with some fresh berries and more ground up almonds. 


These treats freeze pretty well too and would make a healthy addition to your New Year’s Eve dessert table. These treats could also be added to your healthier dessert choices of 2016 so Yumthis recipe for later. Also check out my Yummly Publisher Page for more delicious and healthy eats and treats!

Happy New Year to each and every one of y’all! Here’s hoping 2016 is filled with all that makes y’alls hearts happy! 


Berry Frozen Treats in Honey Roasted Almond Cups

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Shashi
A delicious dairy-free Berry Frozen Treat served up in gluten-free, 2-ingredient, Honey Roasted Almond Cups – these treats are a healthier option to any dessert table.


  • 1 cup ground up Honey Roasted Blue Diamond Almonds I ground mine up in a blender to a dust-like consistency
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups frozen berries of your choice I used mixed berries
  • 8 tablespoons coconut milk or milk of your choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix ground up Honey Roasted Blue Diamond Almonds with egg.
  • Grease muffin pans or silicone cupcake liners and shape egg-almond mix along the contours/sides of the pan or silicone cupcake liners so mix lines the sides and bottom.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven for 15 mins
  • Let cool – you might need to scoop out a little excess in the middle to make room for the frozen treat.


  • Add frozen berries, coconut milk, cardamom, almond extract, and honey to a blender and blend till smooth
  • Using a spoon, add frozen berry treat into the honey-roasted almond cups, top with fresh berries and any extra ground up almonds, and enjoy.
  • *These treats can be frozen and thawed for about 30 minutes and enjoyed too.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 57mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 92g
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  2. Regina Nolan says:


  3. These almond cups are genius! Covington is such a cute town. My son goes to college in Oxford and I love to visit. 🙂

  4. Oh Shashi, seems like we were galavanting twins this Christmas! I had plans to get things done but ended up just having fun, too! (Oh well … who ever regretted setting aside time for fun?!)
    Absolutely love this idea. What a great thought to make those cute little cups out of crushed nuts! You’re definitely queen of the healthy treats!

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – no way have I ever regretted setting aside some time for fun! 🙂 Glad to hear you’ve been gallivanting too – Happy happy New Year and thanks so much!

  5. hotlyspiced says:

    How amazing that your winter is so mild. Those mansions in Georgia are incredible. Your frozen treats would be perfect for our hot, humid days. Happy New Year to you and your family xx

    • Shashi says:

      Hey Charlie – I think those mild temps were temporary – our lows this morning were in the frigid 30s (-1 C)
      Happy New Year to you and your lovely family! xx

  6. Wow this looks so festive.. Can I have some.. Happy new year

  7. Farrah says:

    Everything you make is amazing, but these seriously take the cake at being one of my favorite recipes you’ve made all year. *-* I need to drag my friends together so we can make these! <3!

  8. I would never have thought of grinding up almonds to make the frozen berry cups. I bet that tastes much better than standard pastry cups too!

    Hope you get to finish Nagi’s book. I got it a couple of months ago and her tips for me (particularly the ones to do with artificial lighting) are a great help. 🙂

    And, have a fantastic New Year too Shashi. We’re already looking forward to seeing what excellent stuff will come out of runninsrilankan in 2016. 😀

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Neil and Happy 2016 to you and Lady Lynne!
      Unfortunately, I haven’t finished Nagi’s book yet – this was one busy Christmas break – but hopefully soon! BTW, so enjoyed your travel post!

  9. How fun! love the idea of almond cups! Happy New Year Shashi!

  10. Yum! Shashi, your berry and almond frozen treats look divine! The perfect treat for nut and berry lovers like me. Thanks for sharing, my friend. 🙂 Best wishes to you and yours for a fabulous New Year!

  11. Happy New Year Shashi! these gorgeous little almond tarts with frozen berries is a fun but healthy way to start out the New Year right. I think it may be more warmer where you live compared to Hong Kong. LOL

  12. Ashley says:

    It’s been so weird here too! So warm and I am tired of the rain!! haha

    These cups look fantastic Shashi! Happy New Year friend!

    • Shashi says:

      I got tired of the rain – it’s cold now but at least the sun has been out 🙂
      Thanks so much Ashley and Happy Happy 2016 to you too, my friend!

  13. Brittany says:

    These are so cute and look so easy!

  14. It’s so hot here, frozen anything would go down well here, especially these 🙂

  15. Those cups are so creative! But that filling, it sounds SO amazing 🙂

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Sharon! That filling was indeed wonderful – I saved some of it and have been defrosting it and enjoying it with a hot cup of coffee! 🙂

  16. Beth says:

    I would totally devour these!!

  17. Those look wonderful Shashi, so pretty and delicious, Love those almond cups.

  18. You had me at cardamom! These sound fantastic, Shashi. Maybe a bit cold for us here in the chilly Rockies. And I think galavanting around with your daughter is way more important and fun than doing this!

  19. These look to die for…even though it’s snowing up here! Pinning these for some warmer weather 🙂

  20. I love the Honey Roasted variety, I love it as a snack with a few cubes of cheese – yum! I’m glad to see you did something fun with them instead of just shaking the container into a mouth (like me!). These look extra cute too!

  21. What a fun little treat!! I’d totally dig eating these totally frozen without thawing!

  22. I had to tweet these today when I saw them – this is just such a great idea!!!

  23. Mira says:

    Glad you are having nice weather for the Holidays Shashi! These look so cute and delicious!

  24. Well now don’t those look magically delicious!

  25. A honey and egg crust?! That sounds divine, Shashi! And I love how simple it is! Also, I’d be more than happy to send you some of our colder weather if you need to get some work done 😉 We’ve actually had a pretty mild winter so far, but the cold hit us pretty hard this past week or so!

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – no no no – I’d much rather it be warm all through winter – but I think my wish is gonna have to be put on hold as I saw that lows next week are to be in the 30s (F) next week 🙁

  26. I like to think of you two out galavanting in shorts and flip flops on Christmas Day! We were not far from that forecast here. Very strange weather. Our GA cousins have been up visiting and they are feeling right at home. Then the first snow of the season came last night and they left to drive home during the night. So timing is everything. HA. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! These berry almond cups looks like a delightful way to ring in the New Year and fun you came up with the recipe together. Ring out the old, ring in the new! Have a wonderful year my friend! XOXO (P.S. I have shown your “The Bridge” link to several different groups over the holidays. So moving and such a wonderful share. Thank you. Lots of touched hearts.)

    • Shashi says:

      I am so glad you liked The Bridge link and I am so honored you shared it – thank you, Allie!
      BTW – You have GA cousins??? So that means you come to GA sometimes? If you do, I would LOVE to share some of these cups in person with you – maybe someday eh?
      Hope you have a wonderful rest of the year and here’s hoping 2016 is wonderful for you and your family! xoxo

  27. bergetrk says:

    Wait a minute….these look like they might be on the healthy side! Totally what I need right now! Happy New Year!!!

  28. These look amazing – love the color and so cute too!

  29. I love almonds so I’m ready to gobble these up! Happy New Year, Shashi!

  30. amindfullmom says:

    Oh my goodness–these are fabulous!!! I am totally making these asap!

  31. cottercrunch says:

    what a great idea! kinda like graham cracker crust but with almonds!

  32. spicedblog says:

    I didn’t realize that Vampire Diaries is being filmed in Covington. I never made it out there when we lived down there, but those pics are making me want to come back South ASAP. It’s been warm all year up here, too…but as I type this, it is currently sleeting/snowing/freezing raining…blech. I need some of these awesome almond cups to remind me of the warmer days. Lil Shashi is so creative. I might need to hire her away from you. Just sayin’. 🙂

    • Shashi says:

      David, I used to drive right through Covington when I went to visit friends in Macon but had no clue that VD was filmed there, then Lil Shashi became obsessed with the show and I stumbled on this tour of filming locations by accident and surprised Lil Shashi with it when we drove down there. Now everytime I watch the show, I see places we were at! Creepy and cool at the same time!
      BTW – Yes y’all need to come down to ATL ASAP – provided y’all are not snowed in by now 🙂

  33. Shashi this dessert is brilliant!! Berry-based desserts are my favourite so I know I’d love this…it looks so easy too which is always a bonus ;)! I bet your daughter was a fan…I mean how can you not be!

  34. Absolutely amazing! I love those little nutty cups!