A cooling and refreshing dessert or snack that the whole family will love. This Frozen Yogurt Bark recipe takes just a couple of minutes to throw together, it's easy to adapt with your favourite fruits and it's a healthier (and cheaper) alternative to ice creams.
When you just can't face another ice cream, give this frozen yogurt bark a try. Chunks of cooling frozen yogurt, loaded with berries, oats and chocolate chips. This is so easy to make, that kids can make it totally by themselves (with supervision of course). Give them the pot of yogurt and chopped up fruit and other toppings and let them assemble it themselves. They will love it!
Why you will love it
- Refreshing - When the hot weather arrives, we don't really feel like eating full meals and tend to just snack on anything that is refreshing and hydrating. This frozen yogurt bark ticks the boxes and makes a nice change from ice cream.
- Healthy - If your kids are anything like ours, when it is hot they are asking for ice cream every 7 minutes! Whilst we have nothing against ice cream, we draw the line at 4 a day. This makes a lighter alternative to ice cream, and it's a good way to get more fruit in to your kids diet.
- Adaptable - There are so many different ways to make this, with different yogurt, fruit and topping, and we have give you lots of options to try below.
- Quick - It takes less that 5 minutes to throw this all together. Just spread the yogurt, add some fruit and extra toppings and put it in the freezer. It does then need 3 hours in the freezer, but that doesn't require any effort. Just keep that in mind, as you will need to make it a few hours before you want to eat it.
- Yogurt - This is the main ingredient, so try to use a really good quality. You want something fairly thick and creamy. We went with full fat natural yogurt. But, you can use any yogurt you want, even a flavoured one. You can also use Greek yogurt - full fat or reduced fat.
- Honey - This helps to sweeten the yogurt to take the edge off the tart flavour. You could swap it for maple syrup or even leave it out completely if you want.
- Oats - We love adding oats to our frozen yogurt bark because it makes it feel a bit more of a filling snack. Also, when we put oats on it we sometimes serve it up for breakfast if it's a really hot say.
- Chia seeds - Although there is already plenty of protein in the yogurt, adding a sprinkling of chia seeds gives it a protein boost.
- Berries - This is the main topping and adds loves of colour and texture and makes it more appealing for kids. We used blueberries and strawberries as that is what we always have in. However, you could add raspberries, blackberries or cherries. You don't have to just use berries though, you could add grapes or chunks of orange
- Chocolate chips - Everything is better with chocolate, right? We love adding mini dark chocolate chips, but you could use milk or white chocolate. Chocolate chips makes it more appealing to kids if they are wary of trying new things. You could also add fudge or honeycomb pieces if you wanted to make it more indulgent.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Step by step
One: Add a sheet of baking paper or foil to a baking tray add the yogurt and honey. Mix well and spread it out. Our pieces were about a half inch thick, but how thick yours is depends on how thin you spread out the yogurt.
Two: Sprinkle the yogurt with oats and chia seeds.
Three: Top with berries and chocolate chips.
Four: Put in the freezer for 3 hours and then cut in to chunks and serve.
Yogurt - The easiest way to change this up is by using a different yogurt. We used a plain natural yogurt and just sweetened it with a little honey. But you could use a flavoured yogurt. Something with strawberries or mango in it with be nice. This recipe is a great way to use up yogurt.
Fruit - We went with just berries, but there are so many options here. When it comes to fresh fruit, you could also add grapes, chopped orange, mango or pineapple. You can use frozen fruit too. But we also like adding dried fruit. You could also add dried raisins, cherries or apricot.
Chocolate - A few chocolate chips makes this feel a little bit like a treat, when it's actually super healthy. We used dark, but you could use milk or white chocolate too. Maybe even a mixture of them all. Instead of adding chocolate chips, why not stir some cocoa powder in to the yogurt - about 3 tablespoon will be enough. Make this even more indulgent by drizzling it with melted white chocolate before it goes in the freezer.
Other toppings - You can never have too many toppings. Because it freezes, it holds toppings really well. Give it a bit of a tropical vibe with some coconut flakes - this works well if you have added pineapple and mango. Add some extra crunch with nuts. If we are making this for the kids, then we use something like flaked almonds instead of whole nuts.
Another way to add some nutty flavour is by adding swirls of peanut butter. You could do it with almond or cashew butter too. You could also swap the oats for granola, so that would have the nuts and dried fruit in it.
Another favourite addition in our house is little dots of jam. There are so many different jams out there, the options are almost endless.
Frequently Asked Questions
We used a 30x24cm (12x10 inch) baking dish and a 500g pot of yogurt covers it and makes it about 1.5 cm (0.5 inch) thick.
This needs to be kept in the freezer. It will start melting a couple of minutes out of the freezer, so it is best enjoyed as soon as possible. I do recommend leaving it out for 1 minute before eating it, just so it softens a little without melting.
To make this vegan, you just need to use dairy free yogurt and swap the honey for maple syrup. You will get different results depending on the type of vegan yogurt you use.
Each piece is about 10cm wide. You can make smaller portions by chopping them up in to more pieces.
When you put it in the freezer, you could put another layer of baking paper on top of the yogurt to stop too many ice crystals. Once it is frozen and broken up, you could then put it in ziplock freezer bags to keep in the freezer.
• Make this more indulgent by drizzling it with melted white chocolate. Milk and dark works well too.
• You can use dairy free yogurt to make a vegan version of this, however you will get different results depending on what brand you use.
• Instead of using oats, why not tray granola. It will have the nuts and fruit already added.
• Add some extra flavour to this by using a flavoured yogurt. Mango is our favourite.
• You can use frozen, fresh or dried fruit as a topping on this.
• Take it out of the freezer for 1 minute before serving to soften it up a little. But don't leave it any longer than that because it will start melting.
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Frozen Yogurt Bark
- 500 g natural yogurt
- 3 tablespoon honey
- 3 tablespoon oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoon chocolate chips
- 4 strawberries - sliced
- 100 g blueberries
- Add a sheet of baking paper or foil to a baking tray add the yogurt and honey. Mix well and spread it out. Our pieces were about a half inch thick, but how thick yours is depends on how thin you spread out the yogurt.
- Sprinkle the yogurt with oats and chia seeds.
- Top with berries and chocolate chips.
- Put in the freezer for 3 hours and then cut in to chunks and serve.
- Make this more indulgent by drizzling it with melted white chocolate. Milk and dark works well too.
- You can use dairy free yogurt to make a vegan version of this, however you will get different results depending on what brand you use.
- Instead of using oats, why not tray granola. It will have the nuts and fruit already added.
- Add some extra flavour to this by using a flavoured yogurt. Mango is our favourite.
- You can use frozen, fresh or dried fruit as a topping on this.
- Take it out of the freezer for 1 minute before serving to soften it up a little. But don't leave it any longer than that because it will start melting.