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Berry yoghurt parfait

Berry yoghurt parfaitDifficulty: Easy

Time: 20 minutes plus 6 hours freezing

Serves: 12

Ingredients
2 bananas, peeled
2kg Greek-style  natural yogurt
350g Frozen raspberries partly defrosted
200g Frozen blueberries
300g Strawberries, chopped

 

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Summer is finally with us so I was looking to make something frozen that was a bit healthier than ice-cream (there’s plenty of that in the freezer already!) I came across this berry yoghurt parfait recipe in a copy of ASDA’s Good Living magazine which looked delicious. It’s really simple to make – basically just mix some yoghurt with berries – we added a bit of berry puree as well for a bit of colour and because the kids love using our blender!
We used blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, but you can use any fruit you like.

Method

Line a 2lb loaf tin with clingfilm.

Prepare the strawberries

Wash, de-hull and chop the strawberries. This is a great chance for little chefs to practice their chopping skills as you can do this with a blunt knife and it doesn’t really matter whether the pieces are even or not.

 

Make the puree

Put a few strawberries and raspberries into a small food processor. Give it a quick whizz until you have a nice puree.
Spoon the puree into the bottom of the tin.

 

Mix the bananas and yoghurt

Get your kids to peel and mash the bananas in a large bowl.

 

Pour the yoghurt into the bananas and give it a good mix.

 

Add the fruit

Add two thirds of the strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries to the yoghurt. You don’t need to be too accurate, just make sure you keep some back to sprinkle on top at the end.


Gently mix everything together. If you do it very carefully with a metal spoon you will get a nice ripple effect. Getting toddlers to anything gently is tricky so if, like us, you’re not very gentle don’t worry it’ll still be tasty, just less rippley!

Pop the remaining fruit into the fridge.

Freeze the berry yoghurt parfait

Pour or spoon everything into your tin and cover with clingfilm.

 
Pop in the freezer for 6 hours + to set.

To serve, take the parfait out of the freezer and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the tin and peel off the clingfilm. Sprinkle over the remaining fruit, serve and enjoy!

berry yoghurt parfait

 

 

 

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Strawberry ice lollies

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15 minutes + 4 hours freezing time

Serves: 8

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

400g strawberries
200ml milk
405g light condensed milk.

* You can mix this up by using different fruits – any berries work well, or add banana. You can also use natural yoghurt instead of milk, or to limit the sugar you put in, don’t use all the condensed milk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With only three ingredients these strawberry ice lollies are healthier and cheaper than shop bought lollies and probably one of the easiest things you can make with your kids.

Method

Hull your strawberries
Get your toddler to help you hull the strawberries. This was a good way for Hannah to practice using a (blunt) knife. As the fruit gets blitzed in a blender it doesn’t matter if they aren’t cut perfectly.

 


Blitz the fruit

Mix the fruit in a blender until its smooth.


Add the milk and condensed milk

Measure out the milk then pour into the pureed strawberries. Add the condensed milk and mix.

 


Make the strawberry ice lollies

I put the mixture back into the mixing jug to make it easier to pour into the moulds. Your toddler should then be able to make the lollies for you.


Pop them in the freezer – they’ll take at least four hours to set, and will keep for 2 months.

strawberry ice lollies

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