This homemade Blueberry Yogurt recipe is made with just 2 ingredients - blueberries and greek yogurt. Better than store-bought as it has no preservatives, sugar or artificial flavors. Great for babies 6 months old + and adults.
Why we love this homemade blueberry yogurt recipe?
- super easy to make blueberry greek yogurt
- can use fresh or frozen blueberries
- no artificial ingredients, preservatives or added sugar
- great baby yogurt recipe for baby 6 month old
- great for baby-led weaning, as a baby snack or toddler snack
- can be made from plain yogurt, greek yogurt, goat yogurt or vegan alternatives
- Blueberries - one of the healthiest fruits. They are high in antioxidants, so can help fight against diseases and improve the overall health of the body. They are also high in vitamins C and K as well as manganese. They require cooking before mixing them with yogurt in order to soften them and for them to release their sugars. You want to buy ripe sweet blueberries so the blueberry yogurt is nice and naturally sweet. If using frozen blueberries you will most likely need to add a sweetener like honey as frozen blueberries are usually more sour.
- Yogurt - can use plain yogurt, greek yogurt or any other you like. It is a great calcium and protein source. It is the perfect source of probiotic bacteria which not only help keep the gut healthy but can also boost the immune system.
How to make blueberry yogurt at home? Step by step
- Place the blueberries in a saucepan and cover them with water. Heat over medium low heat for about 10 minutes until the blueberries are soft and mushy. If you are using frozen blueberries rinse them first to get any frost off and then it may take a few minutes longer
- Add them to the yogurt and mix (add sweetener at this point also if you are using it) .
Tip: If using frozen blueberries you may want to add a teaspoon of honey, date or agave syrup to sweeten the yogurt as frozen blueberries are usually more sour.
- in fridge in airtight container up to 3 days
- in freezer in airtight container up to 3 months
- thaw in fridge overnight and mix through before serving
Variations and substitutions
- yogurt - you can make this from plain yogurt, plain greek yogurt, goats yogurt or vegan yogurt (such as coconut or almond). You can use low fat yogurt but if giving to babies and children use full fat yogurt.
- sweetener for adults - use a liquid sweetener such as agave syrup, maple syrup or date syrup because it mixes better with yogurt than sugar would. You can also use honey but never give honey to children under 1 years old.
- add spices - cinnamon and nutmeg would taste nice. You can also add some vanilla extract.
- make a berry yogurt - mix with strawberry yogurt to make a mixed berry yogurt
A baby can eat plain yogurt that has no artificially added flavors or sugars from 6 months old. Note that dairy is an allergen so when giving baby dairy for the first time keep a look out for any allergy signs.
If you want to flavor homemade yogurt for baby then it is as simple as using a homemade baby food puree and mixing it with yogurt like this blueberry greek yogurt recipe, banana yogurt, mango yogurt or other baby yogurt recipes you can find here.
Yes by using a dairy free yogurt such as coconut, almond or oat yogurt. When buying plant based yogurts do check that they contain minimal ingredients, no preservatives, artificial ingredients or sugar so they are as healthy as can be.
Store bought blueberry yogurt will probably contain some extra refined sugar. So that one will not be good for your health. But homemade one like this recipe can be very beneficial. Blueberries are probably the strongest antioxidants you can choose and fermented milk products such as yogurt are one of the best things to keep the gut bacteria healthy.
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Easy Blueberry Yogurt
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tbsp water to cook the blueberries
- 1 tsp liquid sweetener optional (honey, agave syrup, date syrup, maple syrup)
- Place the blueberries in a saucepan and cover them with water. Heat over medium low heat for about 10 minutes until the blueberries are soft and mushy. If you are using frozen blueberries rinse them first to get any frost off and then it may take a few minutes longer Add them to the yogurt and mix.
- Add the blueberries to the yogurt and mix.
- If using frozen blueberries you may want to add a teaspoon of honey, date or agave syrup to sweeten the yogurt as frozen blueberries are usually more sour.
- do not give honey to babies under 1 years old
- store in fridge for up to 3 days, in freezer up to 3 months