Today I’m sharing one of our favourite homemade frozen treats. These fruity frozen yogurt drops are so easy to make, and in pretty much any flavour you like. If you have a teething toddler, they’re great for soothing those sore gums, but older kids and adults love them too. Best of all, you probably already have everything you need to make these deliciously creamy frozen bite-sized treats.
I use plain (no added sugar), full-fat Greek yogurt as a base for these as it’s thick and creamy and full of protein and healthy fats to fuel developing brains. You can make plain drops with just the yogurt (what’s easier than that?), but adding some pureed fruit makes it better!
I made this batch with strawberry puree, but the beauty of this recipe is that it’s so simple to adapt with any fruit you like. Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries work really well, as do peaches, nectarines, or mangoes. Try apples, cherries (don’t forget to remove the pits before pureeing), or add a little cinnamon or cocoa for something different!
A stick blender works best to make the puree, but if you’re making a bigger batch, a blender would work too. Larger fruit should be chopped into smaller pieces before pureeing, and either fresh or frozen fruit is fine. I use about a quarter cup of fruit puree for every cup of yogurt, but you can add more or less to taste.
I make these without any sweetener for babies and toddlers, but you can add one or two tablespoons of honey if you’re making these for older kids or as a fun snack for the family. Just mix all the ingredients together, then transfer the yogurt mixture into a sandwich baggie. Snip off the corner and squeeze out individual yogurt drops on a sheet of parchment paper placed on a cookie sheet.
Pop the tray in the freezer and find something to do for a couple of hours. Wash the dishes. Do your taxes. Play a game of Munchkin with the kids. Actually, take a nap instead. You deserve it!
Once the yogurt drops are frozen all the way through, peel them off the parchment paper and store them in a freezer bag or reuse your washed and dried yogurt container. These do melt quickly so keep them frozen until right before serving.
Babies over 12 months can self-feed these. For younger babies, supervise carefully or use a mesh feeder. Don’t think these are just for babies though. My 5 and 7-year-old love to snack on these, and I’ve been known to sneak a couple when I walk through the kitchen.
- 1 cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
- 5-7 ripe medium strawberries (makes about 1/4 cup puree)
- 1-2 tablespoons raw honey to taste (optional)
- Wash and slice strawberries, then blend into puree with a stick blender.
- Add fruit puree and honey (if using) to yogurt and mix well.
- Pour yogurt mix into plastic sandwich bag and snip the corner off. Squeeze out individual yogurt drops on a sheet of parchment paper placed on a cookie sheet.
- Place in freezer for approximately 2 hours until frozen solid.
- Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.