Freezing Yogurt into cubes for making smoothies is an easy way to add more frosty creaminess to your morning routine. Add frozen yogurt cubes to your homemade smoothie packs for easy grabbing. See how I make frozen smoothie packs here.
I don’t know why I never thought about freezing yogurt for smoothies before. We used to buy smoothie-making packets that had berries and frozen yogurt chips all in one. But I noticed that the yogurt they were using had high fructose corn syrup in it and that’s when I had my AHA! moment. Why couldn’t I just freeze my own yogurt? This way I could choose a yogurt I wanted. One without HFCS or lots of extra sugar.
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Freezing Yogurt Cubes for Smoothies
Adding yogurt to smoothies not only gives it that creamy texture, but it’s a great way to add extra nutrition, especially if you’re making them for your kiddos. My son loves using the frozen yogurt cubes because it’s much more convenient and it also gives his smoothie a more frozen texture along with using frozen berries.
I love simple solutions! Using a small ice cube tray, I simply spooned yogurt into each section. I placed them in the freezer overnight and transferred them into a ziplock bag later for easy access.
Freezing yogurt in different flavors is nice for different recipes. Any flavor works well.
How to Use Frozen Yogurt Cubes
We use 3 or 4 cubes in each smoothie. Here are a few of our favorite concoctions. You’ll have to play around with measurements, we just kind of dump ingredients in. I also create frozen smoothie bags that make it easy for kids to make their own smoothie and it speeds things up for mom! Just throw in your magic bullet with your liquid choice and you are ready to blend! If you’re looking to add extra protein for kids or yourself, but you don’t like that protein powder taste, I’ve had great luck with Eggwhite Protein Powder. I find mine at Trader Joe’s.
Smoothie Recipes using Frozen Yogurt Cubes
Make your smoothies creamy by freezing yogurt into frozen yogurt cubes. Add frozen yogurt cubes to smoothie packs for ready-to-make smooties.
- Yogurt - any flavor. I like using greek full fat, but any yogurt will work.
- Spoon yogurt into a freezer tray, filling to the top. Give it a gentle and slight tap on the counter to get rid of any air bubbles.
- Place on a flat surface in the freezer for about 6 hours or until cubes are frozen through.
- Use one or two cubes in each smoothie.
Smoothie Recipe Combinations
Frozen yogurt cubes can go with pretty much any fruit or veggie smoothie recipe. Here are a few of my favorites below.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie
- Chocolate Almond Milk
- Banana (frozen works great)
- Vanilla yogurt cubes
- Scoop of peanut butter
- Vanilla Almond Milk
- Orange juice
- Vanilla yogurt cubes
Very Berry Smoothie
- Mixed berries
- Apple juice
- Strawberry yogurt cubes
If you don't have an ice cube tray, try dropping dollops of yogurt on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freezing. Same result, just a different shape.
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 18Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 20mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 1g
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What Yogurt is Best for Freezing?
Freezing yogurt for yogurt cubes is a personal preference. I say use your favorite. I like using full-fat Greek yogurt honey flavor.
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You can also make an easy mini pop-sicle by putting plastic wrap over it and sticking toothpicks in each one. the plastic wrap is there so the toothpicks will stay up straight.
These look pretty yummy! I need to start making smoothies at home on a regular basis!
Texan Mom says
Super idea. I make smoothies almost daily, I’m going to add this. BTW I highly recommend a Vitamix Blender for all your smoothies… that’s how I’m able to sneak things like kale and broccoli into my kids! 😉
I would LOVE a Vitamix! I have a ninja which is pretty good at blending, but I’m sure the Vitamix is way better!
Julie S. says
I had typed blueberries too, but it got erased.
Julie S. says
Jake loves it when I add nutella to his peanut butter banana smoothie. We picked & also purchased lots of fresh berries this summer. I froze them on cookie sheets, then put them in Ziplocs so they stay separate. Now we have , strawberries & blackberries from across the street to add to our winter smoothies. Thanks for the tip! Now ilk have to try freezing my plain, non fat Greek yogurt from Costco for thicker smoothies!
Great idea! I’ve been thinking of doing that with smoothies, both would be great tho!
Yes, freezing a smoothie and reblending would be super easy!!!