Raise your hand if your kiddo loves fruit snacks!  Mine sure does and even though we usually save the store-bought ones for road trips or holidays, I sometimes make them at home when we’re needing a little something special. These homemade gummies with blueberries and yogurt are a family favorite!

homemade gummies with blueberries and yogurt

How to Make Homemade Gummies

This recipe is made similarly to how you’d made any sort of jello with dissolving gelatin and stirring the ingredients together. It’s very easy and you can adjust the sweetness according to what your kids will like.

Homemade Gummies with Protein

My oldest wasn’t a big fan of yogurt, so I liked to mix up how I served it to her. And these homemade gummies are super fun and they have a more balanced nutrition profile than standard gummies made just with fruit juice.

blueberry yogurt homemade gummies

Homemade Fruit Snacks with Fresh Fruit

You can make these with either fresh blueberries or with jam, depending on your preference (the jam method is slightly faster), but both ways result in a pleasing snack for both toddlers and parents.  You can use a mini silicone mold or simply cut them into tiny squares or with a cookie cutter.

Call them fruit snacks or call them gummies, but either way, this snack (or dessert, depending on the day) is low in sugar and is really easy for little ones to eat. They are firm enough for little hands to hold and yet soft enough for even young eaters to enjoy. We hope you like them as much as we do.

 

homemade gummies with yogurt

Blueberry Yogurt Homemade Gummies

Transform fresh berries and yogurt into fun homemade gummies!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Author Amy Palanjian
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 374kcal
Servings 4 (makes about 16)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup whole milk, divided
  • 3 packets plain gelatin
  • 3/4 cup plain full-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey

Instructions

  • Place the berries into a small saucepan and heat on low until the juices just start to run. Remove from heat and mash with a fork or a potato masher and strain out the skins, reserving the liquid. Set aside. (You can save the skins to add to your next smoothie!)
  • Place 1/2 cup milk into an 9x13-inch baking pan or a 9-inch pie plate (you want something with a large surface area). Sprinkle the gelatin over top evenly to dissolve. Let sit for about 3 minutes. Whisk to combine.
  • Warm the remaining 1/2 cup milk in a heat-safe container, such as a glass measuring cup, in the microwave until just about to boil, about 30-45 seconds. Stay close to avoid it boiling over. Whisk the warm milk into the cold milk/gelatin mixture for 1-2 minutes or until very smooth. Add the yogurt, vanilla,  maple syrup or honey, and blueberry juice and whisk well to combine.
  • Pour into an 8x8-inch baking pan and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight. Cut into squares or into shapes with your favorite cutter. Store in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container.

Equipment

  • Mini Silicone Mold

Notes

  • You can make this with 1 tablespoon jam in place of the fresh fruit. Simply stir it in at the end of Step 3.
  • Use a mini silicone mold to make little shapes.

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 195mg, Potassium: 705mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 40g, Vitamin A: 605IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 518mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These turned out great! Was trying to find a solid way for my toddler to eat yogurt- and there are perfect! Recipe was easy (I did 3tbsp natural gelatin- maybe a little too much?) and my kid loves them!

  2. 5 stars
    So I jus made these and I kind of messed up and did 2.5 tbspn rather then the 2.5 tbspn so then I jus added more milk to the pan and then doubled everything else but they turned out jus fine otherwise!

    1. I’ve never frozen something with gelatin so I’m not sure but my gut would be to say it’s probably better not to freeze them!

  3. Hi there, please can you tell me how much is in a packet of gelatin? I’m in South Africa, i’m sure our packets may not be the same as yours. Tnx in advance.

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