Skip the store-bought yogurt tubes and make your own! Homemade "Gogurt" is one of the easiest, healthiest snacks you can prepare and only takes two simple ingredients.
Plain yogurt is blended up with berries and then filled in tubes or pouches for a cheaper and healthier version of the store-bought yogurt tubes.
My kids always ask to take a Go-Gurt © in their school lunches.
But instead of opting for store-bought yogurt tubes, which are often filled with excess sugar, food coloring, and are quite pricey, I opt to make my own yogurt tubes. And you should too!
To make yogurt tubes or pouches you only 2 ingredients, a blender, and disposable or reusable tubes or pouches.
Notes on Ingredients
- Yogurt: I prefer to use plain store-bought or homemade Greek yogurt, as it is lower in sugar than flavored yogurt and super thick, which makes it less messy--especially important for little ones! You can opt to use dairy-free coconut milk yogurt if you need the yogurt tubes to be dairy-free as well.
- Fruit: Really any fruit works well for flavoring these yogurt tubes. I recommend using berries for the best flavor, but peaches, cherries, or avocado are great options as well.
How to Make Yogurt Tubes
- Place fruit and yogurt into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Using a small funnel, carefully fill yogurt tubes or pouches with yogurt mixture, leaving at least ½ inch room at top of each tube for expansion. Seal well.
- Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
I highly recommend freezing homemade yogurt tubes. They will last up to 3 months in the freezer. Alternatively, refrigerate for up to 4 days.
For packing yogurt tubes in school lunches, simply pop one in a lunch box in the morning with an ice pack. By lunch, they are defrosted and ready to eat.
Yes! Just keep in mind that it will add to the overall sugar content of your homemade yogurt tubes.
That depends. I personally prefer using tubes for my older kids, as they can simply throw away the plastic once they have eaten lunch. There is nothing worse than opening up a school lunchbox and discovering a pouch with remnants of yogurt that has been sitting in a classroom all day. However, for the younger kids, the pouches are much easier for their little hands to manage and I do love that they are washable.
Anything that is really watery, like melon, or fibrous, like apples or pineapple, I recommend avoiding.
No. Regular yogurt works as well. Greek yogurt is just thicker and a bit less messy to work with.
Yes! Pumpkin puree, fresh spinach, sweet potato puree, or carrot puree all work really well in yogurt pouches. You can mix the vegetables with fruits or simply use vegetables.
Yes, but be sure to defrost the fruit BEFORE making yogurt tubes, so that the mixture blends up nice and creamy.
More DIY Kid-Friendly Treats
- Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups
- DIY Drumstick Ice Cream Cones
- Homemade Larabars
- No-Bake Granola Bars
- Homemade Cheese Crackers
If you make these homemade yogurt tubes, I would love for you to leave a comment and review below.
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 1 cup fruit such as berries
- Place the yogurt into the blender. Add in 1 cup of the fruit of your choice. And blend until well combined.
- Using a small funnel, carefully fill yogurt tubes with yogurt mixture, leaving at least ½ inch room at top of each tube for expansion. Seal well.
- Store in the freezer for 3 months or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Place a frozen yogurt tube in school lunches in the morning with an ice pack, and my lunch the tube should be defrosted.
This recipe was originally published in 2015 but has been updated in 2021 with a few new tips.