In the earliest stages of Small Fry, we had the opportunity to lunch with Jillee of the incredibly genius blog One Good Thing by Jillee. Each day Jill posts a trick, shortcut, or best practice that makes life easier. She is a blogging phenomeon and beyond generous as our mentor, and as we read through her archives we found ourselves with dropped jaws at the easy things we could do to make our households run more smoothly. Things like unloading a 12-pack of soda in seconds, to unshrinking our clothes, to the reason for this post today: frozen yogurt dots! Surely you’ve seen this all over Pinterest, but Jill told us we had to give it a try!
We made several bowls of different brightly colored Greek yogurt sweetened with Agave Nectar, and put them each into their own sandwich bags to make the dots. Using 2-3 drops of food coloring should get you to the same hues! Snipping a small tip of one of the bottom corners on each bag, then squeezing gently, will get you the circular dots. We piped them onto a sheet pan lined with a Sil Pat for easy removal and threw them in the freezer for an hour.
Tip: the easiest way to get the mixture into the bags cleanly is to turn the sandwich bag inside out. Put your hand in the bag like a glove and spoon the mixture right into your covered palm. Once you have 1/4 cup or so of the yogurt mixture hold onto it with your hand and then flip the bag right side out. It will be clean and ready to pipe!
Thanks Jill for letting us put our Small Fry spin on this tasty little treat!
Why Greek Yogurt and Agave Nectar? Keep reading for details.
We love Agave because it is so low on the glycemic index (at a 27, while honey is an 83, and high fructose corn syrup is an 89), meaning it won’t spike your blood sugar and cause that sugar crash that can turn sweet angels into quite the opposite. Using Greek yogurt is an easy alternative to regular yogurt and it provides as much protein as 2 to 3 ounces of meat and a fraction of the carbohydrates that regular yogurt contains. It is also high in fat, and good fat is essential to healthy brain development in kids.