A recipe for Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt Drops to celebrate #BacktoSchoolTreats! These little drops come together with only three ingredients for an easy, make-ahead snack.
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Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt Drops
These Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt Drops are the perfect make-ahead snack with only three ingredients: Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla. To really help that vanilla flavor shine through, I used Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste. I love those specks of vanilla throughout the yogurt without splitting and scraping a vanilla bean.
We like to make these little drops a couple of different ways. The easiest is to transfer the flavored yogurt into a piping bag or large ziploc bag with a small corner snipped off and pipe little dots onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. This method will make a lot with very minimal effort. My kids also like to pipe or spoon the yogurt into small silicone molds to create different shapes (dinosaurs are a particular favorite at the moment). The molds can be arranged on a baking sheet to keep them level (tap them a few times on the counter to get any air bubbles out) and frozen until solid.
After 8 hours to overnight, you can pop the yogurt out of the molds or off the parchment and transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or airtight container until ready to serve. Just be sure to keep them in the freezer until ready to eat! They will melt quickly.
Whole milk Greek Yogurt is best to help these Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt Drops keep their shape. Don’t have Greek yogurt on hand? You can thicken plain yogurt by placing a strainer over a bowl and lining it with layers of cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Add the yogurt and refrigerate until thickened, a few hours to overnight.
If the honey is too thick to easily mix into the yogurt, microwave for just a few seconds until slightly runny. Adjust the amount of honey higher or lower to your desired sweetness level.
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Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:
Back to School Breakfasts:
Easy Breakfast Quesadillas from Simple and Savory
Orange Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce from Love and Confections
S’mores Breakfast Pastries from Family Around the Table
Back to School Snacks:
Carrot Cake Energy Balls from Frugal & Fit
No-Bake Caramel & Toffee Rice Crispy Treats from Hardly A Goddess
Unicorn Poop Snack Mix from The Beard and The Baker
Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt Drops from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Back to School Desserts:
Brownie Cookies with Mascarpone Frosting from My Sweet Zepol
Chocolate Dipped ABC 123 Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Bear’s Wife
Easy Peanut Butter Cereal Bars from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Maple No Bake Oatmeal Cookies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
School Colors Cupcakes from The Redhead Baker
Streusel Coffee Cake from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Back to School Drinks:
Apple, Vanilla Bean, and Caramel Smoothie from Our Good Life
Caramel Apple Chai Latte from Comfortably Domestic
Caramel Apple Smoothie from Home Sweet Homestead
Hot Caramel Apple Cream from Daily Recipes
Hot Caramel Apple Cider from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pre Workout Caramel Apple Smoothie from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt Drops Recipe
Adapted from Sugar-Free Mom
Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt Drops
- 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste preferably Taylor & Colledge
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
- In a medium bowl, fold together the yogurt, honey, and vanilla bean paste.
- Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a star or round tip or a large ziploc bag with a small corner snipped off. Pipe little rounds on the prepared baking sheet. Alternatively, you can also pipe or spoon the yogurt into small silicone molds to make desired shapes.
- Freeze the yogurt until frozen through, 8 hours to overnight. Transfer to a freezer-safe bag.
- Serve the drops immediately from the freezer. They will melt quickly.