Homemade Yogurt Melts for Baby
These 2-Ingredient Yogurt Melts are great for your baby and toddler! Serve as a cold refreshing treat, as a gumming tool to help ease teething pain, or for a quick yummy snack! These melts are easy to make and full of essential nutrients for growing baby. Great for 8+ months!
Baby Yogurt Melts
Looking for an easy DIY version of the store bought yogurt melts for your baby?
Then this recipe is for you!
These melts only require 2 ingredients and take 10 minutes to make! They are not the same freeze-dried melts that you will find at the store, but to me these yogurt melts are so much better! These yogurt melts are made with fresh ingredients and are great for babies and toddlers to help work on their pincer grasp, ease teething pains, and are a deliciously tasty bite for a snack or part of a meal.
Yogurt Melt Video
Watch this video to see how easy it is to make these homemade yogurt melts!
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Reasons to Love these Frozen Yogurt Melts
- Simple 2-ingredient recipe
- Cold treats for soothing teething pain for babies or toddlers
- Healthy – with no added sugar
- Helps older babies and toddlers work on their pincer grasp
- Easy to change up flavors
- Great for picky eaters
- Easy to make a big batch and freeze for quick snacks
- Can be made dairy-free as needed
Make sure to read the recipe card below for full ingredients and instructions!
- Yogurt: try to use a thicker plain whole milk yogurt such as Greek or Australian style, so the melts will stay in their disc shapes while freezing. You can also use a plant-based yogurt if you prefer. If your yogurt gets too thin while working with it, simply put it back into the fridge for 10-15 minutes to firm back up.
- Baby Puree: you can use any store-bought or homemade baby food purees that you like.
Health Benefits of Yogurt for Babies
Yogurt boasts many health benefits for babies since it is full of nutrients babies need for healthy development.
- Calcium- which is needed for growing bones and teeth
- Full of fat (if buying full fat or whole milk yogurt, which is recommended)- essential for brain development, metabolism and the immune system
- Probiotics- helps to establish a healthy microbiome in baby’s rapidly developing gut
- Protein- to help support muscle growth and development
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- In a small bowl, mix the yogurt and baby food puree until completely incorporated.
- Spoon the yogurt mixture into a resealable baggie or piping bag 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.
- Squeeze small round discs into rows onto the baking sheet. When the baking sheet is full, place the baking sheet into the freezer for 4 hours or overnight.
- Pop the melts off of the parchment paper and store them in an air-tight container. These melts do melt rather quickly so it’s best to only take out a couple at a time.
Feeding Tips for Baby
- Let the yogurt melts sit at room temperature for 1-2 minutes to thaw a little before giving them to your baby. If the yogurt melts are too solid, there is a risk of choking. You can also check and see how quickly they melt in your mouth before giving them to your baby.
- You can also put a few melts in a mesh or silicone teether.
- Offer your baby plenty of opportunities for teething toys, as these encourage jaw and tongue movements necessary for chewing. And getting into the habit of brushing teeth regularly not only helps with good oral health, but also provides sensory awareness for oral motor skills.
- Start setting up consistency and structure for meal times from the beginning. This can include when (timing) and where you offer foods, as well as providing a variety in what you offer. These will help your baby develop the foundation for recognizing hunger and fullness cues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! These two ingredient yogurt melts have no added sugar, plus they are a cold treat that can help ease teething pain. They are perfect for babies around 8+ months.
As with any food for your baby, always supervise when giving yogurt melts. We recommend letting the yogurt melts sit at room temperature for 1-2 minutes to thaw a little before giving them to your baby. If the melts are too solid, there is a risk of choking. You can check and see how quickly they melt in your own mouth before giving them to your baby.
Yes! In fact, yogurt melts can be a fun and subtle way to introduce new flavors to a toddler who’s in the midst of a picky eating phase. You can create all kinds of fun colors and flavor combinations, like spinach + banana or mixed berry.
How to Store Yogurt Melts
Yogurt melts should be stored in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Purees you Can Use for this Recipe
The wonderful thing about these baby yogurt melts is that you can use leftover homemade baby food puree. Or you can make the process even easier and use store-bought purees. Here are some of our favorite homemade baby food purees:
- Peach Baby Puree
- Creamy Mango-licious Baby Food Puree
- Spinach + Apple Baby Food Puree
- Blueberry Baby Food Puree
- Apple, Raspberry + Vanilla Baby Food Puree
- Banana, Cherry + Beet Baby Food Puree
The flavors I used for these yogurt melts are:
- Red: steamed beets and strawberries
- Orange: steamed carrots and mango
- Yellow: mango and banana
- Green: steamed apples and kale
- Purple: steamed apples and blueberries
- For toddlers over the age of one, you can add in a teaspoon of honey for a sweeter treat.
- Use a spatula instead of your hands to help avoid melting while transferring to a freezer-safe container.
- These creamy treats do melt rather quickly, so it’s best to take out only a few at a time when eating.
Get the recipe: Homemade Yogurt Melts for Baby
- 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt
- 1-2 tbsp baby food puree, homemade or store-bought
- Prep: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone mat.
- Mix: In a small bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt and baby food puree until completely incorporated.
- Prep Pipping Bag: Spoon the yogurt mixture into a resealable baggie or piping bag 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.
- Dot: Squeeze small round discs into rows onto the baking sheet. When the baking sheet is full, place the baking sheet into the freezer for 4 hours or overnight to harden.
- Store: Pop the melts off of the baking tray and store them in an air-tight container. These melts do melt rather quickly so it's best to only take out a couple at a time.