Frozen Yogurt Bites
by jaynie patricia fawley
With the excitement and freedom of summer break comes a few other less-fun things, like long days, sticky heat, and the dreaded b-word... boredom. A creative nanny scrambles to keep her charges cool and entertained during the long summer mornings and afternoons. Frozen yogurt bites (or “frozen yogis,” as my 22-month-old charge calls them) are our go to summer snack, and I always try to keep a bag in the freezer at all times. They are a fun and easy snack to make for your kiddos, and you can enlist the help of your older charges in the preparation!
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Freeze Time: At least 1 hour
Yield: About 60 nickle-sized drops per 4oz yogurt
What You Need
- Cookie sheet
- Wax paper
- Zip-lock bags, sandwich size will work best
- Yogurt of choice
- Line the cookie sheet with wax paper
- Scoop yogurt into a Zip-lock bag. It works best to fold the bag down over itself and spread the bottom out to make it stand upright . . . you can scoop in the yogurt without having to touch the bag!
- Seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as you can, and cut a hole in one corner with scissors. If your yogurt has fruit pieces, you’ll want to cut the hole a little larger to accommodate.
- Squeeze dime or nickel-sized drops of yogurt onto the wax paper.
- When your cookie sheet is filled, pop it in the freezer for at least one hour!
- When your yogurt drops are good and frozen, peel them off the wax paper and put them in a Zip-lock bag. For this step, a pancake flipper works best.
- Seal the bag and pop back into the freezer, or divvy them up between your charges and enjoy right away!
Try these other foods in frozen drop form:
- Smoothies (add rice cereal to thicken if need be)
- Pureed fruits and veggie mixes (steam veggies first to soften)
- Ask your charges for their ideas!