Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Ahhh, I'm back! If you've been keeping track of my pics on Instagram you will have seen that we arrived in Chicago late last week and are finally in our apartment! This means one thing... I have a kitchen again, whooo! Given our cupboards are still very bare, it will be another week or so until I have stocked up on all my baking ingredients, so today I am sharing a super easy non-bake recipe! Months ago after sharing a few of Allegra's bento lunches which included yoghurt buttons, I had several people ask me if I had made them. Initially I was like 'Pfft, who do they think I am?!' but then I began seeing a few different recipes floating around the net of a 'frozen' variation (the only downside being that they are not suitable for lunch boxes as they melt like ice-cream) so today Allegra and I decided to give them a go whilst Anya was having her nap. They are super duper easy to make, require just a few ingredients (of which I almost always have in the pantry anyway) and SO much fun for the little ones to get involved! I picked up all the ingredients from my new local Whole Food Market so all of my ingredients (including the food colouring) were natural and organic! Please note, these can absolutely be made with regular yoghurt if you are not fussed about the sugar free bit :) Allegra had so much fun mixing the colours into the yoghurt and I think she secretly loved the 'Frozen' element after being obsessed with the movie 'Frozen' for the last few months. As you will see above I served them along with strawberries and blueberries for the girls' dessert tonight and they gobbled up the whole lot and came begging for more... what a delicious, fun and healthy treat! I think these will now be a staple in our freezer :)
Frozen Yoghurt Buttons
I used Greek yoghurt but any regular yoghurt will do)
Agave nectar (you won't need this is you use regular yoghurt as it will be sweet enough)
Sandwich/snaplock bags (for piping)
- Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Divide yoghurt evenly between bowls depending on how many colour variations you would like and add a few drops of the agave nectar to sweeten the yoghurt until it is to your tasting.
- Add 2-3 drops of food colouring and stir until combined.
- Snip a small tip off one on the bottom corners of your snap lock bag/s.
- Turn the bag inside out and place your hand in like a glove and spoon the mixture into your covered hand.
- Flip the bag inside out and squeeze gently to pipe your buttons.
- Place in the freezer for an hour before using.
- Enjoy! :)