An icy treat the kids will love

Frozen yoghurt ‘barks’ are very popular these days because they’re so quick and easy to make. Also, they’re super-versatile, because you can include any colourful, interesting toppings of your choice: healthy fresh fruit and nuts, or chocolate chips, crushed biscuits, coconut, granola, and so on.

Your kids will enjoy making the mixture and decorating the bark – so call them into the kitchen to spend some fun time together!

What you’ll need

  • A metal baking sheet
  • Non-stick baking paper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
How to make yoghurt bark

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Freezing time: About 6 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 x 600 g tub NutriDay Plain Low-Fat Yoghurt
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) honey
  • Assorted berries – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
  • a handful of chocolate chips

Method:

  1. Line your baking sheet with a rectangle of baking paper. Coat the paper with a light film of non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the NutriDay Plain Yoghurt and the honey until the mixture is well combined. If it’s a cold day, you can first warm the honey by dipping the bottle or jar into a bowl of boiling water to make it more runny.
  3. Using a spatula or the back of a big spoon, gently spread the yoghurt onto the paper to form a rough oval shape. Don’t spread it too thinly – about 4mm deep is just right.
  4. Halve or quarter the strawberries, but leave the blueberries and raspberries whole. Sprinkle the berries and chocolate chips over the top, and place in the freezer.
  5. Freeze for 6 hours, or until the mixture is completely solid.
  6. Peel the bark away from the paper, break it into squares and serve immediately. (If you have trouble lifting the paper off the frozen baking tray, let the bark stand for 5 minutes at room temperature. Alternatively, slide the blade of a bread knife between the paper and the tray, and gently lift it away.)

Ideas for other toppings

  • cubed kiwifruit, pineapple or mango
  • halved grapes and cherries
  • dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries
  • toasted almonds, pecans, pistachios or macadamia nuts
  • granola or muesli, or cereal of your choice
  • crushed biscuits
  • grated white or dark chocolate
  • toasted coconut
  • edible glitter, hundreds and thousands or chocolate sprinkles


There are many more creative ideas for decorating your yoghurt bark – visit Pinterest for inspiration! Then leave a comment below this article telling us how you would add your own imaginative twist to our basic recipe. Or post a pic of your yoghurt bark on our Facebook page!