Have you every made yogurt covered blueberries? They are a delicious kid-friendly snack that's healthy and delicious. Those yogurt dipped blueberries are frozen in the freezer for a delicious treat perfect for those summer months. This recipe is easy to make, and a fun recipe to make with kids!
Whenever we buy too many blueberries at the store, we make these homemade yogurt dipped blueberries! It's such an easy way to reduce food waste and create a healthy, kid-friendly dessert.
We've somehow tricked our kids into thinking fruit is dessert. Patting ourselves on the back, because we know this won't last long. And for some reason, they think these frozen blueberry yogurt bites are an EXTRA SPECIAL dessert. And I guess they are right. I mean, they are pretty delicious. And fun. And different from regular berries. So we'll play along, kids. Yup, EXTRA SPECIAL dessert, coming right up.
Even better? It's a kid-friendly activity! Any time we make the frozen yogurt blueberry bites, we always get our daughter involved. She loves dipping the blueberries in the yogurt and helping out. It's a fun way to get her involved in making her own healthy snacks, just like when we make homemade frozen yogurt melts!
Ingredients and equipment
To make this recipe, you need a few simple ingredients and a few tools that you probably already have laying around your house!
- Fresh blueberries
- Greek yogurt
- Wax or parchment paper
- Cookie sheet
First of all, make sure you have room in your freezer for a sheet pan to live while these freeze up! It's best if you can lay the sheet pan flat so that the blueberries don't slide around while they are setting.
We also love putting our baking sheet in our freezer for a few hours ahead of time, so it's already cold when we place the blueberries on it. That helps to keep the yogurt from melting right away when putting the covered blueberries onto it.
Can you use regular yogurt?
You can, but the thickness of greek yogurt works perfectly so that it clings to the blueberry. If you use another type of yogurt, make sure the blueberries are very dry before dipping and try to use a thick kind, if possible.
For a vegan version, you can use a thick coconut yogurt.
What flavor of yogurt should I use?
If you are using blueberries in this recipe, these flavors of yogurt pair great with blueberries:
- Plain yogurt
- Vanilla yogurt
- Lemon yogurt
- Strawberry yogurt
- Blueberry yogurt (haha)
Does this work with other fruit?
Sure, absolutely! We mostly recommend doing it with berries though (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries), as fruit with a higher water content like apples, cantaloupe, or watermelon will freeze differently than blueberries. If you do use strawberries, you can keep them whole when dipping for a chocolate-covered strawberry alternative, or cut them into smaller chunks.
After the blueberry yogurt bites are frozen, peel away from the wax paper and store in a freezer safe bag or container until ready to eat. Don't remove from the freezer until ready to eat, as yogurt will soften and get messy as it warms.
This can be a fun recipe to get kids involved in making! If creating these treats with a child, make sure to use regular toothpicks (not the dangerous metal kind like we did in these photos) and possibly even the blunted kind. The blunted kind should still slide easily into the blueberries and be safer for kids.
If you're worried about a choking hazard with the frozen blueberries, cut the blueberries in half and always always be around when young kids are eating anything. We are 100% always in the room when our toddlers are eating anything in case they need assistance.
How to make the yogurt dipped blueberries:
First, wash and dry your fresh blueberries. It's best if they are dry so that the yogurt will coat them well and there won't be water that affects the yogurt from properly sticking to the blueberries.
Next, take your baking sheet and line it with wax or parchment paper. Take out your toothpicks, and slide a toothpick into each blueberry. Then dip the blueberries in your yogurt.
Place the blueberries on the lined baking sheet, leaving enough room between blueberries so they don't join together.
Once you've run out of blueberries, yogurt, or are just done making the blueberry yogurt bites, place the baking sheet in the freezer.
Freeze until solid (about 1-2 hours), then peel the frozen yogurt covered blueberries off the wax/parchment paper and place into a freezer-safe bag or container. Return to the freezer until ready to eat.
Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries
- wax or parchment paper
- cookie sheet
- Greek yogurt
- Stick a cookie sheet in the freezer for at least 1 hour before making the yogurt bites.
- Wash and dry the blueberries.
- Take a cookie sheet and place a sheet of wax or parchment paper over it.
- Take a few spoonfuls of Greek yogurt and put it into a bowl or a cup.
- Take each blueberry and skewer it with a toothpick. Dip each blueberry completely into the yogurt, then place on the wax/parchment paper.
- Keep going until you run out of blueberries or yogurt!
- Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 1-2 hours until the yogurt is frozen and set. Peel each frozen blueberry away from the wax/parchment paper and place into a freezer-safe bag or container. Return to the freezer until ready to enjoy.