Baby-Friendly Frozen Yoghurt Drops

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Hayley Bisofsky Pope
Cornwall dweller, lifestyle blogger and founder of The Little Naturalists Club
24 August 2023

These are a great summer afternoon treat that are healthier than most ice lollies, absolutely delicious, and super refreshing all in one; think giant chocolate buttons, but with frozen yoghurt! These are a great size and shape for little mouths and hands, but with the added benefit of also keeping them cool in hot weather making them the perfect snack for those blistering summer afternoons spent in the garden.

A versatile recipe

The great thing about this recipe, is that there are several different ways to enjoy this versatile yoghurt dessert. We’re focussing on baby-friendly yoghurt drops here, but to get you started with a few alternative ideas, consider these delicious options below and have fun creating your own adaption!

  • Cover a tray with freeze proof lining paper and spread the mix out evenly, then top the yoghurt with granola and berries. Freeze this overnight and then smash it in the morning for a high protein breakfast yoghurt bark. Serve as chunks of ‘bark’ to be enjoyed with a coffee whilst sat in your garden chair listening to the dawn chorus, bliss!
  • For a more decadent pudding option, freeze mounds of the yoghurt on grease proof paper with chopped strawberries in the middle. Once they are frozen, dip them in white chocolate and then place them back in the freezer. Once the chocolate has set, enjoy them like a giant frozen yoghurt cookie!
  • For children, fill ice cube trays with yoghurt and berries and pop a lollipop stick in the top. Once frozen, little ones can eat them like regular lollies whilst holding the stick to avoid frost bitten fingers.

What you'll need:

Yoghurt of your choosing

Lemon curd or honey (switch out the honey for babies under 12 months)

A punnet of raspberries or strawberries

Method:

  1. Mush the raspberries with the back of your fork, or if you’re opting for strawberries, blitz in a blender until smooth
  2. Combine the yoghurt and fruit along with a sweetener such as lemon curd (if you would like)
  3. Line a tray with grease proof baking paper and spoon the yoghurt mix onto the tray in rows of “giant chocolate button’ sized dollops
  4. Pop the tray in the freezer (they don’t take long), once frozen they can be transferred to a more compact pot
  5. Any leftover mix can be stored in the fridge, believe us when we say you’ll need to make more soon as the little ones are bound to demand some more!
  6. Freeze for about an hour ,or, if they’re not quite there, a little longer if they need it. Once they’re ready they don’t tend to stick around too long, but if space in the freezer is at a premium you can transfer them to an old ice cream pot or similar
  7. Enjoy!