July 22, 2013
Easy to make and fully customizable with your favorite fruit and yogurt, these make the perfect snack after a healthy lunch.
These Frozen Yogurt Shapes are the perfect snack for a hot summer day, or a creative way to carry them inside the lunch box! Regardless, you’ll want to keep them stocked in your freezer!
We love to fill our freezer with healthy and easy snacks, especially in the summer when something cold is so refreshing. What my daughter and I love to make most is frozen yogurt shapes.
I first came across this idea from one of our own MOMables contributors, Keeley. It’s such a brilliant idea, and I make them all the time now! Using some silicone ice cube trays found in dollar stores, you can make a fun and creative snack for your kids in minutes!
Freezing yogurt and fruit into fun shapes somehow makes it extra special to kids. The best part is that they are so easy to make, you can have your kids help you make them. My daughter likes to choose which silicone tray we use, or which fruits we use.
I usually will make a batch of frozen yogurt shapes when I find some extra-ripe fruit in the back of the fridge. Before the fruit goes bad, I either freeze it whole, or blend it with yogurt and make some yogurt shapes.
These frozen yogurt shapes can also be easily made into Frozen Yogurt Pops with the right mold and popsicle sticks!
My daughter loves to take frozen yogurt shapes out of the freezer and just pop them into her mouth. Sometimes, she puts a few of them in a bowl and enjoys “mushing” them together and eating them as if it was ice cream. So according to her, frozen yogurt shapes are just as good as ice cream! Now this is one snack I don’t mind if she wants seconds—or thirds. ;)
You could also put frozen yogurt shapes into a lunch too, but it’s important keep in mind that the shapes will melt.
Frozen Yogurt Shapes
- 1 cup mixed berries, for ours, we used strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- Silicone ice cube tray, any shape
- Place the mixed berries in a small blender, and blend until they are coarsely chopped. Add the vanilla yogurt and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the silicone ice cube trays and transfer to the freezer. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours or until frozen solid.
- Once they’re solid, transfer the frozen shapes out of the trays into freezer bags.