Valentine Yogurt Treats

Here's a simple, sweet, and healthy Valentine treat to counteract some of those not-so-good-for-you candies associated with the holiday of love. My kids love yogurt but something magical happens when I freeze it: They think they're getting ice cream. And did I mention how easy this is?

  1. Ages: 3 - 11

  2. 1 hour - 2 hours

  3. Messy


Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Assemble your ingredients. You can use fruit yogurt (the pink varieties are usually strawberry, raspberry, or cherry flavored) or you can throw some plain yogurt into a blender with a handful of strawberries, raspberries, or pitted cherries and puree until smoothly blended. Add a little honey to sweeten. Today, we used some dye-free strawberry-flavored yogurt from the grocery store.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Lay the cookie cutters on a sheet of wax paper on a baking sheet. Be smarter than me: Make sure the cookie sheet fits into your freezer before you do this step. (If you forget, you can be like me and gently slide the sheet of wax paper with filled cookie cutters onto a more appropriately sized cookie sheet. Oops.) Then have the kiddos spoon the yogurt into the cookie cutters, spreading it to fill all areas of the cookie cutter mold.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Carefully slide the baking sheet into the freezer. We checked ours about an hour later and they were completely solid. Perhaps even less time would have sufficed.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Let frozen yogurt treats sit on the counter for two to three minutes to soften slightly, so they will be easy to pop out of the cookie cutter molds.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Final result!

    Eat and enjoy your sweet and pretty Valentine's snack!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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