This creamy and flavorful Mango Yogurt blends up quickly and perfectly for breakfast, snack, or dessert! This yogurt dish is also full of protein, calcium, probiotics, and essential vitamins for all ages. Best of all, you can use fresh or frozen mangos! For ages 6+ months.
Medically reviewed and co-written by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and Lauren Braaten, Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT).
Easy Mango Yogurt
Refreshing and satisfyingly simple, this mango yogurt uses just 3 ingredients and is a great way to introduce your baby, toddler, (or picky eater) to new flavors in a subtle way. 🥭
This easy mango yogurt can be made with fresh or frozen mangoes. It’s lower in sugar and has no added preservatives or flavors compared to most store-bought yogurts. Plus, you can use any leftover mango puree to add flavor to other foods, like oatmeal, smoothies, pancakes, or homemade popsicles.
If you are looking for more easy and healthy yogurt recipes for your little one, then be sure to check out our Blueberry Yogurt, Strawberry Yogurt, Peach Yogurt, Fruit-Filled Yogurt Parfait, Favorite Yogurt Toppings, or these delicious Yogurt Pancakes or Muffins. You can also find more recipes and information in my best-selling cookbook Little Foodies: Recipes for Babies and Toddlers with Taste.
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Reasons to Love this Mango Yogurt
- Adds a fun flavor to plain yogurt
- Easy to make using fresh or frozen mangoes
- Perfect for baby-led weaning, traditional spoon-feeding, toddlers and big kids
- Good source of protein, fats, probiotics, and vitamins A and C
- Customizable – add a splash of lime juice to bring out the sweetness, or make a mango + peach blend for even more flavor
- Lower in sugar and no added preservatives
- Freezer friendly
- Yogurt: plain whole milk yogurt is best, either regular or Greek style. For a dairy-free version, you can do any plain plant-based yogurt you prefer – almond, cashew, oat, etc.
- Mango: fresh or frozen, peeled and deseeded
- Cloves: you can also add in a dash of cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg or all of them since mangos are great for holding onto a bunch of warming spices.
- Maple Syrup: or honey, optional – for older toddlers and kids
Recipe Tip: For other flavor and spice ideas, try cinnamon, clove, or a splash of lime juice.
Benefits of Mango Yogurt
Yogurt has many health benefits for babies, toddlers, adults and everyone in between. It provides many of the nutrients our bodies need for different functions in every stage of life. Mangoes have tons of vitamins and minerals, too!
- Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, needed for bone growth and development, one cup has almost half of the recommended daily value for adults.
- If yogurt contains live active cultures, these are probiotics, which are helpful for a healthy gut and digestion.
- Whole milk yogurt, recommended for kids 2 and under, has fats necessary for brain development.
- Mangos are a good source of fiber and vitamin B6, are high in vitamins A and C.
- Place the mango, water, and nutmeg into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes or until soft and broken down. Stir in the maple syrup (if using).
- Let cool slightly and then transfer the mango to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes until smooth. You can also blitz with an immersion blender.
- Spoon into yogurt and serve.
Time-Saving Tip: while we love making this recipe using simmered mango, if you are short on time you can simply blend fresh, or frozen and thawed mango (and their juices) with a pinch of nutmeg until smooth. Then add to yogurt and serve.
While this yogurt is amazing by itself, toppings and yogurt are always a good idea. Here are some of our favorite toppings to add:
- hemp seeds
- drizzle of honey (over 1 year of age)
- chopped berries
- sliced bananas
- a sprinkle of ground flax seeds
What Yogurt is Best
When choosing yogurt for your baby and toddler, look for a whole milk yogurt that contains a variety of live active cultures. Yogurt that’s plain or has no added sugar and organic is also preferable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can freeze mango yogurt for up to 2 months. After that, the taste and texture won’t be as optimal. You can also freeze the mango puree on its own for up to 4 months.
Both fresh or frozen mangoes work equally well in this recipe. If using fresh, look for ripe mangoes that give a little when pressed softly on their skin and have a fruity aroma.
Store this mango yogurt in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also freeze the mango puree separately for up to 4 months. We recommend freezing the puree in a silicone baby food freeze tray or an ice cube tray for easy portion sizes. Simply take out the amount you want to thaw and add to yogurt whenever you want.
- Mix this mango puree with Greek yogurt for easier eating – Greek yogurt is slightly thicker than standard yogurt, which can be helpful for babies starting solids because it sticks a little more to spoons and fingers.
- Pre-loading a spoon is a great way to help your baby be more successful in the early stages of self-feeding. Simply dip a spoon like the NumNum GOOtensil or ChooMee Starter Spoon into the yogurt so that it sticks to the utensil and allow baby to grab the spoon.
- Make it worth your time – this recipe can easily be doubled to make enough for the whole family and to freeze for later!
- Use leftover mango puree in other recipes – if you’ve got a picky eater, don’t stop with mixing this puree into just yogurt. Plan out other opportunities for gradual exposures to mangoes by adding this puree to pancakes, baked goods, oatmeal, or even topping ice cream with it. Creating more exposures will help your picky eater become more familiar with the flavor, and often increases the chances they will like it!
- Get creative – older toddlers and kids can use this mango yogurt to make their own yogurt parfaits. Offer fun toppings like granola, chia or hemp seeds, shredded coconut, dried fruit or chocolate chips for a sweet and tasty treat.
Get the recipe: Creamy Mango Yogurt (3-Ingredients)
- 2 cups plain whole milk yogurt
- 2 cups mango, fresh or frozen – deseeded, peeled and roughly chopped
- 3 tbsp water
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup or honey, optional
- Place the mango, water, and nutmeg into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes or until soft and broken down. Stir in the maple syrup (if using). Let cool slightly.
- Transfer the mango to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes until smooth. Or you can blitz the mango with an immersion blender.
- Spoon into yogurt and serve.
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