|Frozen Yogurt Drops|
|We used Yoplait Trix Yogurt, cotton candy flavor.|
|Simply put the contents of the yogurt carton in a sandwich bag and snip a tiny bit off one corner.|
|This is one carton’s worth of yogurt in tiny mounds, spaced apart on the aluminum lined pizza pan.|
|These are my daughter’s hands carefully placing nonpareils on the readied yogurt drops.|
|A little further along in the process, and every drop has a generous serving on nonpareils on top.|
|close-up view of the yogurt drops before freezing|
|close-up view of the yogurt drops after being frozen for 2 hours|
Frozen Yogurt Drops
If you are on Pinterest, then most likely you have seen the pin for frozen yogurt drops surfacing from time to time. Some people swear that they work; others swear at them because they were an epic fail. After mulling it over for several months, I finally decided to try them myself.
The process really is as easy as it looks. All you need is a a carton of yogurt, a cookie sheet, some aluminum foil to line the cookie sheet with, a sandwich bag to put the yogurt in, a spoon to transfer the yogurt to the sandwich bag, a pair of scissors to clip a tiny notch in the corner of the bag, and a steady hand.
I used a round pizza pan lined with Reynold’s Wrap, and I methodically made little mounds of yogurt around the pan, leaving enough space in between. The first few drops weren’t as pretty as the last…It is a learned technique to squeeze out just the right amount of yogurt with just the right amount of pressure. It is NOT a difficult technique to learn though. My three year old daughter helped me form the yogurt drops. Hers might not have been as neatly formed as mine, but if a three year old can do it, I know you can too.
After we used up all the yogurt in the sandwich bag, my daughter asked to put sprinkles on top. Word to the wise: no matter HOW well-behaved and discipline your toddler is, DO NOT trust them with a container of nonpareils. EVER. Unless you want an incredible amount of tiny sugar beads on your kitchen floor which you will inevitably have to quickly vacuum up before your socks start turning color. (My daughter was happy to lend a hand cleaning up the mess; always the helper)!
We let the yogurt drops, sprinkled with plenty of nonpareils, freeze for two hours. Then I simply popped them off a few at a time into a small bowl, returning the bowl to the freezer for a few minutes to make sure they were extra firm to handle.
The result? My daughter LOVED these. She loves yogurt anyway, but I have a feeling that this is going to be a new special treat for her. Next time I think we may forgo the sprinkles, but we’ll have to wait and see.
P.S. My husband and I tried them too. We also liked them a lot. The drops were smooth and sweet with a pleasant little crunch from the nonpareils. Perhaps next time I will make two yogurt cartons worth so we can all get a fair share.