This Frozen Yogurt Bark recipe takes just a few minutes for a really beautiful (and healthy!) dessert. With Greek yogurt, jam swirls and fresh fruit in every bite, this is a refreshing, low-calorie treat you’ll love all summer!
After dinner when you just want a little bite of something sweet, a thin shard of Frozen Yogurt Bark is the perfect cool and creamy treat. It also makes a super-cheerful after-school snack, or a grab-and-go breakfast treat as the days warm up again. It’s really nice nestled into a bowl of overnight oats, mango chia pudding, or even warm crockpot baked oats.
Plus, isn’t it just ridiculously pretty?! This is one recipe that I shared on Instagram and people started making within the hour.
What is Frozen Yogurt Bark?
Frozen yogurt bark is a delicious frozen treat made by spreading a mixture of Greek-style yogurt, sweetener, and toppings onto a baking sheet, freezing it until solid, and then breaking it into pieces.
It’s a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream and makes for a perfect summer dessert or snack. You can customize it with your favorite fruits, nuts, and even chocolate for added flavor and texture.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
Get ready to fall head over heels for this mouth-watering frozen yogurt bark recipe! Here’s why you’ll love it:
Healthy snack or recipe: This recipe is a light, low-calorie treat that’s packed with protein and nutrients, making it the perfect bite to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Customizable: With a variety of fruit and jam options, you can customize this recipe to your liking and mix things up each time you make it. Easy to make: This recipe requires minimal prep time and only a handful of ingredients, making it a breeze to whip up whenever a craving strikes.
Kid-friendly: Kids will love the colorful and playful look of this frozen yogurt bark, making it a fun and healthy snack option for the whole family.
Versatile: This recipe can be served as a snack, dessert, or even breakfast, and can be enjoyed any time of day. Plus, it’s easy to take on-the-go for a quick and satisfying snack.
Gather Your Frozen Yogurt Bark Ingredients
Greek yogurt: This is the base of the recipe and provides a creamy, tangy flavor and texture to the bark. I like plain, full-fat Greek yogurt for a creamy bite, but you can use whatever you like. (If it’s sweetened already, omit the sugar.) Dairy-free yogurts will also work for a vegan version.
Granulated sugar or honey/maple syrup: Just a bit for sweetness to balance the tartness of the fruit and yoghurt. You can swap in honey or maple syrup if that’s your style.
Jam: Adds sweetness to the yogurt and creates a gorgeous visual effect throughout the bark with a bright and beautiful swirl with concentrated flavor. Use your favourite jam; I used 1/2 kiwi and 1/2 blueberry. The jam doesn’t freeze completely, making for a nice textural contrast in every bite (like a ripple through an ice cream).
Fruit or other toppings: A sprinkle of chopped fruit like strawberries, kiwi, pineapples, raspberries or another berry (and/or other toppings like coconut flakes or chocolate chips) provide a pop of color, flavor, and texture to the frozen yogurt bark, making it more visually appealing and nutritious. You want tiny pieces and not too much, since large chunks of fresh fruit freeze rock hard. Small bits, about the size of wild blueberries, are perfect. I even halved the larger blueberries.
Grab these Tools
Get ready to bark up the right tree with this frozen yogurt recipe! Here are the tools you’ll need to make it happen:
Parchment paper: Line your baking sheet with parchment paper to make your bark super easy to remove. Wax paper will also do the trick.
Mixing bowl: You’ll need a bowl for mixing your yogurt and sugar together. Choose a bowl that’s big enough to give you plenty of room to swirl in your jam and fruit.
Spatula: A good spatula is essential for spreading your yogurt mixture out evenly on your baking sheet.
Knife or skewer: Use a knife or skewer to swirl your jam into your yogurt mixture. It’s like creating a work of art!
Freezer-safe container: You’ll need an airtight container to store your bark in the freezer, so choose one that’s freezer-safe and has a tight-fitting lid. And hey, if you’re feeling fancy, you could always opt for a cute jar or tin to show off your frozen yogurt masterpiece!
Rimmed baking sheet: A sheet pan is perfect for freezing the bark.
How to Make Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark
- Stir sugar into yogurt.
- Spread yogurt onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Dollop yogurt with jam and use a toothpick to swirl it in.
- Scatter fruit on top and freeze 4 hours.
- Break into shards and enjoy!
How to Store it
Freeze frozen yogurt bark between layers of parchment paper in a plastic food storage container. It tends to stick together, so layering it with parchments makes it easy to grab a single piece.
Stored in a sealed container, it will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
- Use a nutty or chocolatey swirl: (almond, pistachio or sunflower butters are great!) or melted white or dark chocolate in place of the jam swirl.
- Add toppings: with finely-chopped toasted nuts, granola, cacao nibs or finely-chopped chocolate, or seeds.
- Make a chunky monkey version: with peanut butter swirl, banana chips (or very thinly sliced banana), finely-chopped chocolate and finely-chopped peanuts.
- Vanilla yogurt: Use vanilla yogurt and omit the sugar (or just add a splash of vanilla extract to the plain yogurt recipe below).
Frozen yogurt bark can be stored in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 3 months. However, for the best texture and flavor, it’s recommended to consume it within 1-2 weeks.
Frozen yogurt bark can be enjoyed as a snack or dessert. It’s best to let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before breaking it into shards and serving. You can eat it as is, or you can crumble it over yogurt, oatmeal, or smoothie bowls. You can also experiment with adding different toppings such as nuts, granola, or chocolate chips for some extra crunch and flavor.
Frozen yogurt bark typically takes around four hours to freeze completely, but the freezing time may vary depending on the thickness of the mixture and the temperature of your freezer. It’s best to check the bark periodically and freeze it until it’s firm to the touch.
Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar or honey/maple syrup
- 3 tbsp jam
- ⅓ cup fresh fruit chopped small
- Whisk sugar into the yogurt then spread it out over a parchment-lined baking sheet to about ¼” thick.
- Drop jam by ½ teaspoonfuls onto yogurt. Use a skewer or the tip of a knife to swirl the jam through. Scatter fruit over top and freeze 4 hours.
- Remove from freezer, peel off the parchment, and crack yogurt into shards of desired size. Freeze between layers of parchment in a sealed container for up to 3 months.
Last Updated on May 6, 2023 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD