Tropical Frozen Yoghurt Bites; Sweet, creamy drops of fruit flavoured frozen yoghurt. Fun, colourful and great for a hot day!
Yay! It is holidays here in Australia!
You can see this in 2 ways:
- Teachers and students are loving it; although it would be great to have holidays when everything and everywhere isn’t so busy and crawling with kids… but with so many weeks of holidays, I definitely won’t complain!
- It sucks. Parents and the general community are probably ready for school to go back
I do kind of feel sorry for some of the parents, they are trying to keep young kids entertained 24/7 and then add 41 and 42 degree days, eek. I have noticed over my years of teaching that kids are finding it harder to entertain themselves; what happened to the days of scraps of paper, left over material and old toilet rolls to create a whole world of imaginative magic?
Anyways, I’ll hop off my soap box now and give you something that both adults and kids will enjoy. Perfect for keeping little hands busy and for cooling down on these beautiful summer days- Tropical Frozen Yoghurt Bites!
I have chosen to use some of my favourite fruits, but you can easily swap and exchange for your favourite fruity bites. Wanna get creative? You can create pictures or write words instead of doing dots (the teacher in me wants to share that this is GREAT for fine motor skills practise!)
Now all you have to do is see if you can wait for them to freeze….
How do you feel about school holidays? Do you have kidlets? What is your greatest tip or activity for keeping the little rascals entertained over summer break? I’d love to hear from you, leave me a comment below.
- 1½ cups low fat, no added sugar plain thick yoghurt (approximately 420 grams)
- ½ a medium-large mango - peeled, yellow flesh only roughly chopped (80 grams)
- 1 large passionfruit- pulp only (strained so seeds are removed)
- ½ cup chopped strawberries, green tops removed (60 grams)
- 50 grams blueberries
- Stevia or honey optional (see below)
- Using a brand new clean cloth or cheese cloth, strain the yoghurt for an hour, however the longer the better. If you can't wait an hour, just try to squeeze as much liquid out as possible.
- Discard the whey (clear liquid) and roughly divide the yoghurt into 3 equal quantities.
- Place the mango and passionfruit juice and ⅓ of the yoghurt into a blender or bowl and use a stick blender to create a smooth yoghurt mix.
- Complete the above step using ⅓ of yoghurt and the strawberries and then the remaining ⅓ with the blueberries.
- Taste each batch- depending on the sweetness of the fruit, you may choose to add some liquid stevia or honey to sweeten, although I do not do this.
- Place the three batches of yoghurt mix into 3 different zip lock/sandwich bags (as per picture above)
- Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and carefully pipe small dots onto a tray lined with baking paper.
- Place in the freezer for an hour, or until frozen.
- Store in a sealed bag or container in the freezer.
The following information is a guide only and will vary depending on your specific ingredients. Your daily values will depend on your age, health and genetic predisposition. The following is based on 4 serves in the recipe and no honey/stevia used.
♥ Why we love this recipe ♥
Low in fat
Good source of calcium
Good source of Vitamin C
Low in cholesterol
Sugars are from natural sources (fruit)
Approximate Nutritional Information