These 2-Ingredients Healthy Yogurt Melts are great for baby (and toddler) as a cold refreshing treat, as a gumming tool to help ease the pain of teething or for a quick yummy snack! Bonus, that each melt is loaded with protein, probiotics and essential vitamins and minerals from colorful fruits and vegetables!
These little drops of goodness are going to be your new favorite baby food recipe to make for one simple reason - they are easy to make! Not to mention that they are healthy for baby, and beyond cute to look at. Those are just added bonus points.
With the help of my favorite store bought purees from Beech-Nut, I made these little melts in just around 10 minutes! And that's with my toddler pulling apart my tuberware cabinet and my preschooler sitting on the kitchen counter with her feet in the sink trying to see how much dirt she can get from our only surviving plant into a plastic easter egg. So 10 minutes prep time, give or take.
To get started, we just mix up a little plain greek yogurt and a spoonful of colorful Beech-Nut puree. I picked 3 different pink purees so I can have an variety of pink melts for Valentine's day, but any puree color or flavor will work. Then we pour the yogurt into a baggie, snip the end off and squeeze some drops of yogurt onto a baking sheet. Then our work is done. The freezer does the rest of the work and in just two hours your little one will have a fun and healthy treat.
These melts are great for babies around 8 months and are a perfect teething tool to help ease their sore gums. They also make cool treats for snack time for toddlers and older kids.
While these are completely sugar-free and great for babies, if your toddlers over the age of one are looking for a sweeter treat, feel free to add in a drizzle of honey in this recipe for an amazing dessert option.
Healthy Yogurt Melts for Baby
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon baby food puree
I made 3 different batches of this recipe using 3 different purees so I could get a variety of pink melts. I used Beech-Nuts beets, pear & pomegranate puree, just guava, pear & strawberry puree and just apple, strawberry & beets puree. But almost any homemade puree or puree from Beech-Nut would work great for this recipe.
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the greek yogurt and baby food puree until completely incorporated.
3. Spoon yogurt mixture into a resealable baggie (also pipping bags or even reusable pouches work great here) and cut the very end of the bag off. At any point your yogurt blend becomes too thin or runny, simply put the baggie back into the fridge for a couple of minutes to harden back up.
4. Squirt small round dots into rows onto the baking sheet. When the baking sheet is full, place the baking sheet into the freezer for 2 hours or overnight to harden. Pop the melts off of the parchment paper and store in air-tight container. These melts do melt rather quickly so it's best to only take out a couple at a time.
Add-Ins - for toddlers over the age of one, you can add in a teaspoon of honey for a sweeter treat.
Yield: 1 cup of melts
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Freeze Time: 2+ hours
Storage: in air-tight container in freezer for up to 4 months
Age: from about 8+ months and up
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Beech-Nut baby foods, but all of the opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Baby FoodE.