DIY Homemade Go-Gurt Like Yogurt Sticks with Real Fruit!

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Contributor post written by Renee from Raising Generation Nourished

I knew at some point this year it was bound to happen. My first born started kindergarten, and while she absolutely understands the difference between what we call “grow food” (nourishing, nutrient dense food that helps our body stay strong and grow) and processed food, I knew I would be fielding the question about why so and so has electric pink yogurt and hers is white.

I played the proactive card and at the beginning of the year started making “fruit on the bottom” yogurt containers for her lunch – just a few frozen strawberries in the bottom of her lunch container with yogurt over top. By the time lunch rolled around the fruit was thawed and she could stir in the fruit which would not only take care of the color thing, but also make it sweet – something she was not necessarily used to having at home. This was a total winner in her book, and still is to this day.

I have wanted to play around with the idea of the Go-Gurt-like yogurt sticks though since I have some nieces and nephews that are more used to this concept. I was really enthusiastic about playing around with the reusable silicone molds, and the disposable Zipsicle sleeves. When I told Chloe about what I was using them for she promptly informed me that “oh yeah the kids at school have those – but they have colorful cartoons all over the yogurt tube.”

Sigh. Darn it.

I’m not gonna win this one am I?

DIY Homemade Go-Gurt Like Yogurt Sticks with Real Fruit!

She quickly changed her tune when I told her she got to be the chef and create the flavor she wanted. You’re in charge kiddo – what’s it gonna be? She was thoroughly involved at this point, and once the blender took off and made the plain white yogurt turn pink with strawberry delight, her face lit up and exclaimed – “That’s just like what the kids at school have!”

Bingo. Hit the nail on the head. Score.

Whatever you wanna call it…that is what I was looking for.

DIY Homemade Go-Gurt Like Yogurt Sticks with Real Fruit!

Because, listen.

This real food thing doesn’t have to be a drag. It’s not all cod liver oil and egg yolks at every meal. Those things are super important, nourishing staples that should be a daily/weekly occurrence in our children’s diets, but let’s face it. I don’t want my kid feeling left out. To be honest, since the real food way of eating is the only way she has ever known, it doesn’t really bother her to pack a thermos of soup and hard boiled eggs for lunch. In fact, in her mind she has hit the jackpot when she gets to bring an orange to school since those are a hot commodity around here.

But I have worked my way through some of the school lunch “staples” like granola bars and energy bars so she can feel a little less “crunchy kid” and a little more like her friends. I even created a pizza muffin for “pizza day” at school…which occurs every Thursday. Tell me…what kid needs to have pizza every week of the year? But alas they do at school, so we compensate with a real food alternative that I can feel good about her having most Thursdays.

DIY Homemade Go-Gurt Like Yogurt Sticks with Real Fruit!

My biggest goal in creating these was that they be quick to put together. Isn’t that the whole point of the Go-Gurt? Convenience? So no extravagant extra ingredients – just dump them into your blender, blend and pour (each flavor fit perfect in my Magic Bullet since that’s the only blender I have). I think frozen fruit works fantastic – no need to even thaw it out. I don’t have time for that! Homemade Go-Gurt-like yogurt sticks store best in the freezer – stack them up and then toss from freezer to lunchbox. No need for fancy ice packs – it will thaw to yogurt by lunchtime!

A few notes on the containers I tested out. I liked the concept of the silicone molds since I don’t like waste and having to buy more disposable sleeves when we run out. They were too big around for my 3 ½ year old to handle though and it was very messy. My kindergartener did okay, but manipulated the disposable Zipsicle sleeves better. I think older children might handle the reusable molds well so don’t completely sign off on them! (I also had visions of the non-attached tops for the reuasable molds getting lost…)

DIY Homemade Go-Gurt Like Yogurt Sticks with Real Fruit!

I feel super confident if your child is used to Go-Gurts, they are going to be excited about these. Pick a flavor that works for them and go for it. Get creative – I already have big plans for our spring berries and summer peaches! I used cold soluable grass-fed gelatin to give them an extra nutrient punch – add in whatever else you feel your child could benefit from – extra probiotics, a shot of elderberry syrup, a quality vitamin C, etc.

DIY Homemade Go-Gurt Like Yogurt Sticks with Real Fruit!
4.50 from 4 votes

Homemade Go-Gurt-Like Yogurt Sticks

My biggest goal in creating these was that they be quick to put together. Isn’t that the whole point of the Go-Gurt? Convenience? So no extravagant extra ingredients – just dump them into your blender, blend and pour. 
Kristin Marr
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 154 kcal



  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 TB grass-fed gelatin
  • 1 TB honey Optional: to taste if your child is used to traditional Go-Gurt


  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 TB grass-fed gelatin
  • 1 TB honey Optional: to taste if your child is used to traditional Go-Gurt


  • 1 small ripe Pear
  • 1/2 small ripe avocado
  • 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 TB grass-fed gelatin
  • 1/2 small lemon Juice, (do NOT leave this out – it keeps the avocado from browning – it really doesn’t make it very tart at all since the pear is so sweet)
  • 1 TB honey Optional: to taste if your child is used to traditional Go-Gurt


  • In a blender or food processor, blend the fruit, yogurt, gelatin, and honey (if desired). Use a small funnel to pour the yogurt into the yogurt sticks. Keep in the fridge or freeze until desired.


Yogurt Sticks, reusable or disposable (pictured here)
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Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 64mgPotassium: 274mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 135IUVitamin C: 18.2mgCalcium: 154mgIron: 0.2mg
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  1. Hey, about to try this, but the gelatin has to bloom properly and cannot be added straight to yogurt as it is. Otherwise, it makes everything kind of lumpy and grainy.

    I once tried to add gelatin to stock that way and had to strain/rinse the whole thing because it got globby.

  2. I’ve made these before without the gelatin and they were delicious but of course, thinner. I decided to buy the gelatin and give it a whirl. They turned out so weird. We used the same NOW brand and yogurt brand you recommended. They’re the weirdest gummiest texture and taste awful. What could I have done wrong? Is the gelatin off (expiration is good)? I’m so bummed because I doubled the recipe and now have weird sticks my kiddos won’t eat 😬😂

    1. Hey Kera, I’m so sorry. I haven’t tried Now brand, only have experience with Vital Proteins. Gelatin will add a gelatin texture, almost like a pudding, but should mostly dissolve with the other ingredients.

  3. This is a FANTASTIC idea!! I wish I had something like this when my kids were little. I’m absolutely passing it on to my mom friends.

  4. I absolutely love this idea. The recipes are totally manageable and the pear sounds delicious. Not to draw attention away from this, but how do I get the pizza muffin recipe, please?

  5. I know it’s not colorful cartoons but you could write your child a note on the tube before you fill and freeze them.

  6. I tried making these and they ended up being extremely runny. I was expecting a normal yogurt consistency.

    I followed the strawberry recipe and blended it in my Ninja blender.
    Seemed to be very airy and bubbly. Did I over blend? Wanting to try again doing the frozen strawberries alone and then mixing the additional ingredients.


    1. Hey Elizabeth, Yogurt can vary in consistency, so for thicker yogurt sticks I’d try Greek yogurt or straining the whey from regular yogurt. Another option is to reduce the amount of fruit.

  7. I decided to put the yoghurt in a yoghurt strainer for a while. This thickened it enough so that I didn’t need to use the gelatin. I hope this trick helps 🙂

  8. These look so good!! However, the link to the disposable tubes you used doesn’t work and the only ones I can find you have to tie. Can you post the link again.

  9. Does the gelatin give it a “carcass” taste? We tried the gummies and my daughter gagged. She naturally gravitates to healthy food so that is not the issue. Would love some tips on this!!! Thank you:)

  10. 5 stars

    Do you add the gelatin only for nutrient purposes or does it impact the result of the yogurt?

    Thank you…I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

  11. I am definitely going to make this for my kiddos, but I just had a quick question. My kids have extreme texture issues. Could I make a fruit and raw honey syrup and use that instead of blending up entire pieces of fruit?

  12. These look great! My daughter also noticed all the other kids had ‘sugary snacks’ for their lunch- in her books anything that comes packaged is a sugary snack- the yogurt tubes were something she was vying for- but when I told her that it was that weird sugary pink yogurt in it- she was okay with not having them.

  13. These look so fabulous! Is using the gelatin necessary to make the yogurt thicker? And if so would vegetable gelatin work instead?

    1. Sorry for the silly question! I’m not experienced with gelatin so I’m now realizing that you can’t get it in a plant form! Oops!

    2. Hey Jillian, I think Renee added the gelatin to thicken the yogurt, just a bit, but also add more nutrients (similar to bone broth). You’re welcome to skip this ingredient, if desired. 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    Absolutely loved the idea of making these in go-gurt style!!! Thanks for the links to buy the molds. I am assuming, if I use the Greek style (hung yogurt by straining the whey) I can skip the gelatin, right?