Baby Yogurt Melts
Published Oct 15, 2021, Updated Aug 13, 2023
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These easy yogurt melts are made with only one ingredient and are a great healthy snack for babies and teething toddlers. Each yogurt melt is loaded with protein, probiotics and nutrients!
It’s been a minute since I shared a baby food post! Liv is obsessed with the store-bought yogurt melts so I decided to make a homemade version. This version is so simple to make and much more cost-effective than buying store-bought packages.
One thing to note is that most store-bought yogurt melts are freeze-dried and shelf-stable. This version is essentially just frozen yogurt so they’re not shelf-stable and must be stored in the freezer.
When Can Babies Eat Yogurt Melts?
Your baby is ready for yogurt melts when they are able to pick up small pieces of food with their fingers and when you are comfortable with your baby eating yogurt. This is typically around 6-9 months, but toddlers will love these snacks as well!
tip! If you have picky eaters, try presenting food to them in fun, new ways! Instead of a bowl of yogurt, see if they like these yogurt melts. Sometimes it's all about presentation.
Only 1 Ingredient Needed!
You just need yogurt to make these yogurt melts! I used a Stonyfield Organic Strawberry Beet Berry pouch which made it really easy to squirt little circles on the pan, but you can also use a container of yogurt.
If you are using yogurt from a container, you can use plain Greek yogurt and baby food puree to sweeten and color the yogurt melts. You’ll want to do 4 ounces of yogurt (about 1/2 cup of yogurt with 1-2 Tablespoons of puree). Strawberry puree, banana puree and peach puree would all work great!
How to Make Homemade Yogurt Melts
Start by lining a baking sheet or large plate with parchment paper. Make sure it will fit in your freezer!
If using a yogurt pouch: Squirt tiny dime-sized circles of yogurt onto the parchment paper, making rows. Using a yogurt pouch makes this step super simple!
If using a container of yogurt: You have one additional step but don’t be scared, it’s still easy. Place the yogurt in a reusable pouch, piping bag or plastic baggie with one corner cut off. Squirt dime-sized circles of yogurt onto the parchment paper in rows.
Place the baking sheet or plate in the freezer and freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight. They will get harder the longer they freeze.
Before serving them to your child, I recommend letting them sit at room temperature for 1-2 minutes to thaw a bit. They are frozen solid in the freezer and you want them to melt fairly quickly in your kiddo’s mouth.
How to Store Leftovers
Store any leftovers in the freezer. After they have frozen solid on the sheet pan or plate, you can transfer them to freezer-safe storage. Just make sure they stay frozen if you transfer them to a new container… you don’t want them to melt into a big ball. I recommend using a spatula as opposed to your hands to avoid the heat from your hands melting them. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Are They Safe for Babies to Eat?
Yes! Like I mentioned above, you want to make sure you let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before giving them to your baby. If they are too solid, there is a choking risk. You can test the yogurt melts by seeing how quickly they melt in your mouth before giving them to your baby if you’re worried.
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- Baby (+ Toddler) French Toast
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- 1 3.5 ounce pouch yogurt (any flavor), I used Stonyfield Organic Strawberry Beet Berry
- Line a baking sheet or large flat plate with parchment paper. Be mindful that you want something that will fit in your freezer.
- Squirt tiny dime-size circles of yogurt onto the parchment paper, making rows. Using a store-bought yogurt pouch makes this really easy, but if you want to use yogurt from a container, simply add the yogurt to a reusable pouch, piping bag or to a plastic baggie with the tip cut off.
- Place the baking sheet or plate with yogurt melts in the freezer and let them freeze at least 2 hours or overnight. They will get harder has they continue to freeze.
- To serve, I recommend bring a few yogurt melts out from the freezer at a time because they melt quickly. If the bites are frozen solid let them sit at room temp for 1-2 minutes to thaw a bit before giving them to baby. You can also test how hard they are by placing one on your tongue to see if it melts easily. This is helpful if you're worried about choking!
- Store leftover yogurt melts in the freezer. Once they're frozen solid you can transfer them to a freezer-safe container for storage, but be aware that if they start to melt at all they will stick together. Alternatively you can keep them on the baking sheet or plate in the freezer for storage. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- To use yogurt from a container: I recommend using plain, whole milk Greek yogurt and baby food puree to sweeten and color the yogurt melts. You’ll want to do 4 oz of yogurt (about 1/2 cup with 1-2 Tablespoons of puree).
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.