Yogurt is one of the popular sources of probiotics, which is helpful in keeping your gut health. Because yogurt can easily be turned into desserts, it is also a terrific way of cultivating healthy gut flora in your kids. Just drizzle on a splash of maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon, and a handful of fresh fruits into a bowl of yogurt, and you’ll instantly have an irresistible dessert-like breakfast even your kids won’t get enough of.
There are more dessert variations than just parfaits or bowls when it comes to yogurt though. When I was younger, I used to make frozen yogurt popsicles all the time, and I lived for them during the summer. Besides mouthwatering yogurt popsicles, there is another way of enjoying frozen yogurt: yogurt bark! Just picture a chocolate bark, but frozen yogurt embedded with your favourite ingredients like berries, honey, nut butter, and even chocolate!
Summer Berry Yogurt Bark Recipe
Marking yogurt bark is as easy as layering yogurt in pan, covering it with your favourite ingredients, then letting it set in the freezer. The best yogurt to use for yogurt bark to ensure extra creaminess is by picking a full-fat yogurt. Greek yogurt definitely helps too, as it is much thicker! Try this berry medley yogurt bark recipe to freshen up the hot summer days.
¼ cup blueberries
¼ cup strawberries
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
4 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper, making sure that it cover the sides of the pan as well.
- Add in yogurt, and swirl in maple syrup, then spread the mixture evenly in the pan.
- Top off with all the remaining ingredients.
- Place the pan in the freezer, and allow it to freeze for at least 6 hours.
- Lift the parchment paper, and break the yogurt bark into pieces. Store any remaining back in the freezer.
Have you tried making yogurt bark as a summer treat? It’s the perfect healthy dessert for your kids to make, and the probiotics can even help prevent cold and flu. Share with us your favourite recipes!