How to make Fro-Yo Drops
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By TAYLOR NEWMAN, Ph. D. Candidate, Food Talk
Fro-yo drops are the perfect summer treat. Easy and colorful, your kids will love helping you make these. They’ll love eating them even more!
What is a fro-yo drop?
A fro-yo drop is a frozen disc of blended fruit and Greek yogurt. Because it’s made with Greek yogurt, this frozen treat can have more protein and less sugar than ice cream.
How do I make fro-yo drops?
- 2/3 cup Greek yogurt, the flavor of choice. We use yogurt with less than 12g added sugar per serving, so be sure to check the sugar on the nutrition facts label.
- 1/2 cup cubed fresh fruit of choice. Try sweet fruit, like ripe mango or strawberries, to balance the tart in the Greek yogurt.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment OR spray it with non-stick spray. If you have a blender, blend the fresh fruit until smooth. Don’t have a blender? Simply crush smaller fruit, like strawberries or blueberries, in a bowl the best you can with a fork. Add the yogurt to the fruit and stir the mixture. Transfer the mixture to a plastic bag and cut a hole in the corner to pipe out yogurt “drops.” If you crushed the fruit by hand, you will need to cut a larger hole in the corner so the larger pieces of fruit can fit through.
- Squeeze “drops” of yogurt onto the prepared baking sheet in rows. Put the baking sheet in the freezer until the dots are frozen. This can take from 2 to 24 hours. (According to the Food Network)
- Once the dots freeze, you can eat them immediately or you can transfer them to a freezer-safe container to be enjoyed later. The dots can be kept in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Try experimenting with different fruits and Greek yogurts for a variety of flavors!
Written by Taylor Newman, Ph.D. Candidate | Edited by Laurel Sanville, MS, RDN, LD