Homemade Baby Yogurt Melts
Check out this awesome frugal tip that Melissa sent in for how to make your own homemade baby yogurt melts!
“My son LOVES Gerber’s yogurt melts, but they are pretty expensive (around $3 for a small 1-oz bag) and when I read the ingredients, I was shocked to see the second ingredient is sugar. I decided to try making them myself.”
What You’ll Need:
- Your baby’s favorite fruit – fresh is best, but frozen works too
- Whole milk Greek yogurt – about twice as much yogurt as you have fruit
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Freezer space
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and make sure you have enough room in your freezer for the baking sheet.
- Puree the fruit with about 1/4 of the yogurt in a blender or food processor until smooth.
- Pour into a mixing bowl and fold in the rest of the yogurt.
- Then pour the mixture into a small piping bag or a ziplock bag with the corner cut.
- Make little blobs on the baking sheet and pop them into the freezer for about 3 hours or until solid.
- Quickly and carefully peel the blobs off the parchment paper and toss them in a freezer-safe plastic container or baggie.
- Freeze up to a month, but they probably won’t last that long!
Melissa says, “I don’t have a freeze-dry machine, so I couldn’t replicate the shelf-stability of the Gerber product. But I’m a stay-at-home mom and most of the time, it’s not an issue – I pull a few from the container in the freezer and plop them on his tray. My son eats them so fast, they never have a chance to melt. This is hands down his favorite snack!”
What a fantastic tip!