Craving a delicious treat? These are the Best Strawberry Yogurt Frozen Mint Bites, trust me!
Perfect for the summer, with a handful of ingredients they’re a burst of fresh strawberries, mint, and yogurt. Not only delicious, but these vegan bites are also a healthy source of calcium and Vitamin C. In just 3-5 minutes you can whip up a batch, freeze for 1-2 hours and then sit back and enjoy with the whole family.
Now, let’s get started with the recipe. You will find the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
What you’ll need
- Handful of Strawberries
- 200g Dairy Free yogurt – fortified with calcium & iodine
- Handful of mint
For those with a sweet tooth fresh strawberries will hit the spot. They are also [acked with Vitamin C and fibre to help to keep your bowels regular.
Fortified plant based yogurt
Using fortified plant-based yogurt is a great way to ensure a perfect combination of essential nutrients. Not only is it a fantastic source of calcium, but if you can find a yogurt fortified with iodine, it’s especially beneficial for supporting your baby’s brain development during pregnancy.
Contains antioxidants to protect your immune system and can also improve your digestive health.
How to make
Slice and chop your strawberries
Dice your mint
Add yogurt, chopped strawberries and mint into a large bowl and mix well
Put one tablespoon of the yogurt mixture on a lined baking tray lined with parchment paper and freeze for 1-2 hours.
Mixed Berry Medley:
Instead of using only strawberries, mix it up with a variety of your favorite fruits such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. The combination of different berries will add a burst of colour and flavor to your homemade yogurt bites.
Enhance the tropical vibes by incorporating some mango and coconut shavings for a healthy snack!
Chocolate Indulgence: For all the chocolate lovers out there, add a touch of indulgence by mixing in a tablespoon of cocoa powder into the mixture, you could also try adding some vegan or dark chocolate chips with a dash of peppermint. This will give your yogurt bites a delightful chocolate-mint flavour. Plus cocoa powder is milk protein free. If you’re feeling adventurous drizzle with melted chocolate.
Infuse a zingy and citrusy flavour into your summer time treat by adding freshly grated lemon zest. The combination of lemon and mint will create a refreshing and invigorating taste.
What plant based yogurt should I use?
I used fortified soya based yogurt but you can use whatever you prefer. I would always advise that the yogurt used was fortified with calcium and iodine and wasn’t high in sugar, especially if giving to your little ones.
How do I ensure that the yogurt I choose is Vegan.
When choosing yogurt for this recipe, carefully read the ingredient labels to ensure that it does not contain any animal derivatives.
Can I substitute the strawberries with other fruits?
Absolutely! You can substitute the strawberries with other safe fruits like mashed raspberries, blueberries or mango.
Is it safe to have mint in pregnancy?
Mint is generally considered safe during pregnancy. However, I would always advise to wash it under cold running water
before adding to the recipe. This will help to remove any pesticides.
Can I add sweeteners to the yogurt bites?
I wouldn’t advise to add any sweetners to the yogurt bites as you will get the natural sweetness from the fruit. For a twist you could try plant based vanilla yogurt which you can find in the grocery store.
Can I use ice cream in place of yogurt?
Can I use ice cream in place of yogurt
Yes, if you’re craving a creamier bite you can swap yogurt for vegan ice cream. Instead of placing the bites on a baking tray try pouring it into an ice cube tray for fun, bite-sized delights.
How to store
Freezing: After preparing freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet for around 2 hours or until they are firm and fully frozen. This initial freezing stage helps them keep their shape and prevents them from sticking together.
Airtight Container: Once the strawberry frozen yogurt bites are fully frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or a freezer-safe zip-top bag. Make sure to label the container with the date. They will generally keep for 2 weeks but I doubt they’re going to be in there that long!
Layering: If you need to stack them in multiple layers within the container, separate each layer with parchment or baking paper to prevent them from sticking together.
Thawing and Serving: When you’re ready to enjoy, simply remove what you want from the freezer and let them thaw for 1-2 minutes.
Remember, yogurt bites can soften quickly at room temperature so you and you’re baby will likely get a little messy.
This recipe is perfect for vegan families and little ones with milk allergy. Made from fresh fruit and simple ingredients, these Strawberry Yogurt Frozen Mint Bites offer a sweet treat that is not only a nutritious snack but also a fun activity to engage in with your little ones. Perfect for snack time or as a refreshing dessert, they are sure to be a hit with both adults and children alike. So, why wait? Dive into this easy-to-prepare recipe and start enjoying these tasty bites today!
Other Vegan Recipes to try
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Strawberry Yogurt Mint Bites – Vegan
- 1 Baking Tray lined with parchment or baking paper
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Spoon for mixing
- 1 Sharp Knife
- 1 Chopping board
- 6 whole Strawberries If smaller sized then add in more strawberries
- 200 g Dairy Free yogurt Fortified with calcium
- 5-6 leaves Fresh Mint
- Chop Strawberries into small pieces
- Next Chop mint into small pieces
- Add yogurt, strawberries and mint into a bowl and mix well
- Take 1 tablespoon of ingredients and place it on a baking tray
- Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours
Hannah is an Expert Registered Dietitian specialising in Vegan Family Nutrition and Cows Milk Protein Allergy.
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