Yoghurt melts are a fave with tots; they’re bite-size, tasty, and the perfect baby-led weaning snack-attack solution (for mum, too!). While the shop-bought stuff can get pretty pricey – not to mention the unpronounceable list of accompanying additives – this DIY version is not only an easy, frugal way to use up any extra bits of fruit, but healthier, too, and a brill’ way to introduce your little one to a variety of yummy flavours.
Make plenty for a refreshing summer titbit, or a cooling nibble for teething babes.
- Your bub’s favourite fruit (or try a new one!)
- Plain, full fat / Greek yoghurt
- Cut up the fruit – fresh or frozen.
- Puree in a blender or food processor.
- Add about twice as much yoghurt and blend together.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, then make little blobs of yoghurt using a small decorating tip or a zip lock bag with the corner cut.
- Freeze until solid.
- Peel off the blobs and toss them in a freezer-safe container or bag.
If you don’t have a freeze-dry machine, don’t stress about not replicating the shelf-stability of the commercial yoghurt melts; these ‘treats’ will not last long once your lil’ taste-tester gets hold of ‘em…