Inside: Get a recipe for healthy homemade yogurt tubes with just four wholesome ingredients. You can also freeze them for a special warm-weather treat.
This post was created in partnership with The American Dairy Association North East.
Somehow when yogurt pouches are popped into the freezer, they become a special treat. At least my kids think so.
Frozen homemade yogurt tubes are also easy to DIY. Make them yourself and you know they won’t include extra thickeners, faux flavorings, or synthetic dyes.
You’ll also know there’s a whole cup of real fruit in each batch, in the varieties your kids like best–plus calcium, potassium, protein, and vitamin D in each tube.
Ingredients for Homemade Yogurt Tubes
- Plain yogurt: I use whole-milk yogurt, but use what your family likes
- Honey: You can use maple syrup instead
- Milk: Whatever variety your family drinks
- Fresh or frozen fruit: Such as blueberries, raspberries, or peaches
How to make Homemade Yogurt Tubes
The recipe couldn’t be easier. Simply blend the ingredients together, pour into pouches, and freeze. A few notes:
- Feel free to use the kind of yogurt and milk you keep on hand. I generally buy whole-milk yogurt but 1-percent milk, since that’s the kind my kids prefer.
- Use the fresh or frozen fruit your kids like best.
- To make the green color, use a cup of pineapple or peaches and a handful of spinach. You can also add a handful of spinach to any variety for extra nutrition.
- It’s easier to pour the mixture into the pouches if you transfer it to a measuring cup with a spout first.
- The ice pop pouches I used here are Zipsicles. Scroll to the bottom for two reusable options as well.
I created a video for the American Dairy Association North East that shows how to make them. You can watch the video on their Facebook page here.
Are Homemade Yogurt Tubes Healthy?
Yes! Yogurt and milk both contain protein, calcium, and vitamin D that kids need. And these have no artificial flavors, colors, or other additives like some store-bought brands too.
Where to Buy Pouches for Homemade Yogurt Tubes
The pouches I used in this photos are Zipzicles. Russbe makes a reusable pouch, and I also use FoodWorks’ silicone pouches for yogurt tubes and homemade ice pops.
- 3/4 cup plain yogurt, (I use whole-milk yogurt)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries, peaches
- Place all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
- Pour mixture into reusable or disposable pouches or molds. Freeze until firm.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1/5 of recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g
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