Dex isn’t quite ready for a pre loaded spoon yet and I don’t really want to spoon feed him yoghurt (kind of goes against BLW principles) so I made these yummy frozen yoghurt bites instead. These are an easy way of getting baby to eat yoghurt as well as sneaking in a bit of fruit.
I greased a freezer safe pot and lined it with baking paper. To grease it, I sprayed the pot with Fry-light, this, for me, is the easiest way to grease pots and pans.
Next, I poured in a tub of natural yoghurt (small size), spread it out evenly in the pot using the back of my spoon and then threw in some red currents and blueberries. (I had a pack of frozen summer fruits stored in my freezer which cost £2 from Tesco.)
I then left it overnight in the freezer. When I came back to it, I let it sit on the worktop for a few minutes, to defrost slightly, before peeling it out of the paper. I placed it on a chopping board and hit it with a knife until it broke into small, finger sized pieces. (Be very careful!)
Voilà. Yummy frozen yoghurt bites. Dex found these very easy to pick up but they didn’t stay in his hands for long, probably because they are so cold. As he put the pieces in his mouth, the yoghurt just melted which I loved: finger food without the worry of choking.
The natural yoghurt was very tart so I’d be inclined to try Greek yoghurt next time or maybe a flavoured yoghurt. (I am wary of added sugar so if you have a recommendation for a healthy fruity yoghurt, let me know!) I bet these would be great for babies who are suffering with teething pain and I plan to try these with Dex next time he’s grouchy.
Let me know if you try them out.