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Lately I have come to the realization that we have entered the world of having a toddler, and no longer a baby. This has been a pretty emotional transition. On the one hand, my first baby is no longer a baby. She is growing up and totally changing into this tiny little human with a MAJOR personality. On the other hand, it is so much fun to play and watch her learn her world. It honestly amazes me watching her discover.
On our food journey, some days she will eat everything in sight. Other days, she doesn’t want to touch a thing. Other than, of course, the classics – chicken nuggets, tater tots, bananas and yogurt.
Because of this I have had to try really hard to find some fun things to try with her. One thing she really loves that we have done is go to the frozen yogurt place down the street. She absolutely loves eating that yogurt! She also totally loves her yogurt on the daily! I was thinking about this and decided to make little yogurt drops to put in the freezer.
Typically she eats the Stonyfield Yobaby Organic Yogurt and she totally loves it! For this recipe I decided to just grab our local store brand of Greek Yogurt. I decided to use the Greek yogurt because it is a thicker consistency, and I also like the higher amount of protein. You will need your yogurt of choice, a quart size Ziploc bag, parchment paper and a baking sheet. I went with the vanilla flavor because I figured if I wanted to blend it with any fruit I could (and I did end up doing just that)!
First I went ahead and put probably about a cup of yogurt into the baggie. If you hand this to your child you can also get a great sensory activity out if it and let them squish the yogurt around. Lily loves playing with and learning different textures of different objects which made it hard to get the bag back!
After you fill the bag, you want to twist it up like an icing back so all of the yogurt is to one point of the bag. Cut a very SMALL hole in the corner of the bag. I say small, and I mean small. If you make it too big, the yogurt will just ooze out every where and it will be harder to control. I like using the small opening because then I was able to get the pretty little dots.
Once you have that situated, you can start squeezing the little dots onto your parchment paper. You can see this in action on our instagram! Just click our “food” highlight and find the piping in action.
Once you have your entire sheet done, you will just pop this baby into the freezer to chill. I ended up sprinkling a little bit of cinnamon on a portion of the dots. You could also use fruit shavings, chocolate chips or sprinkles for fun!
After they are frozen, you can just peel them right off of the parchment paper to store in your container of choice in the freezer. They turned out really well, and they were a total hit for dessert! She loved them, and I may have stolen a few as well. I tried out some fruit options which I will share in another post as well.
Easy Frozen Yogurt Drops
Easy Frozen Yogurt Drops for Toddlers. Great for a picky eater and a great way to work on those pincer skills.
- 1 cup yogurt of choice
- 1 Ziploc baggie (quart size)
- 1 sheet of parchment paper
- 1 cookie sheet
Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Spoon your yogurt into your Ziploc baggie and push all of it to one corner.
Twist the baggie like a icing bag
Cut a very very VERY small hole on the corner of the baggie. Be sure it is very small or the yogurt will ooze out all over.
Pipe out little yogurt dots all over the parchment paper
Add any toppings you would like when they are finished... cinnamon, chocolate chips, fruit shavings, sprinkles, etc.
Place in the freezer until solid, about 1.5-2 hours
Peel off your parchment and store in an airtight container in the freezer
These were a lot of fun to make and super super easy! I will be sure to share my fruit versions in another upcoming post. In the mean time, if you try any of these recipes, send photos of them to us in an email or tag us on social media!
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