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Homemade Yogurt Melts

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When it was time for my son to try finger foods, yogurt melts seemed like a great option. I didn’t want to buy the store-bought version, because they don’t have very much food in each container. These homemade yogurt melts are a hit with my son. They are delicious and much cheaper than the store-bought version. Another benefit is that one quart of yogurt makes a large batch to last a long time.

Making Yogurt Melts

Supplies:

  • Blendtec
  • Gallon size freezer bags
  • Icing bag and tip, or ziploc bag with a small hole cut out of the corner

Ingredients:

  • Plain greek yogurt (make sure it’s doesn’t have added honey!)
  • Fruit puree your baby loves. We used banana.
  • Spinach

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (You could get away with skipping this step, but using parchment paper makes it easier to remove the melts and saves some clean up time.)
  • Blend the fruit puree and spinach.
  • Mix yogurt and fruit/spinach puree together (DO NOT BLEND.) You want the ratio of yogurt to puree to be about 1:1.
  • Pour the mixture into an icing bag or a ziploc bag with a small piece of the corner cut off.
  • Pipe small dots onto the parchment paper (about ½” wide)
  • Freeze
  • Peel melts off the parchment paper and store in a gallon size freezer bag.

Tips:

-When I made these for the first time, I made the mistake of blending the yogurt and puree together. This made them too runny to pipe. I was able to fix this by adding a LOT of baby cereal to thicken it.

-If you let your baby eat these as finger food, it will be MESSY! I usually just take off my baby’s clothes before he eats these.

Introducing Yogurt Melts

On the first day, I started by letting him try plain yogurt. The next day I made the yogurt melts, put some on his tray, and let him try them. He wasn’t a fan. Since he had liked the flavor of yogurt, my guess was that he didn’t like that they were cold. On the third day I helped him get accustomed to eating cold foods by putting some melts in the microwave for a few seconds. They were still mostly frozen, but soft enough that I could squish them with a spoon. I spoon fed him this. The next day we tried them as a finger food again. Success! He gobbled them up! 

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5 COMMENTS
  • Sarah Scott
    1 month ago

    Ooh I’ve made something similar called yogurt bark. These look a little less messy though. Thanks for the idea.

  • Sonja
    1 month ago

    I feel like my little lady will love these! Thanks for the tip on how to introduce cold food if they aren’t used to it.

  • Talya
    1 month ago

    Yum! Such a good idea. I buy these for my kids all the time, but this is so much better! I will have to give it a try.

    • firmhappymom
      1 month ago
      AUTHOR

      Let me know how they like it!

  • I have been meaning to make some of these for my 18 month old daughter! Thank you so much for sharing! Saving for later.

    Josephine | Better as Us
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