Hey, friends! Today I’ve made something quick and easy to get my boys to enjoy their yoghurt more at breakfast time -Melted Sven the Reindeer Yoghurts! We love Olaf, but, well, honestly when I made these they looked far more like Sven than Olaf, and so Sven it is. Even if the concept of melted reindeers is a little odd. Let’s pretend they’re Melted Snow Svens. Like Snowmen. Snow Sven? Ah well. So, whatever, Kristoff did try to warn us about snow and Summer and so here we are, and the inevitable happened – at least on our breakfast table. Before I forget, if you’re looking for something more chocolatey but still Frozen themed, for Christmas we made Giant Olaf and Sven chocolate puddle bars – the boys loved making them and they were very yummy too.
Disney’s Frozen: Sven the Reindeer
Sven is the gorgeous and hilarious reindeer featured in Disney’s Frozen and Frozen II, and the Disney Frozen Short Films. Growing up alongside Kristoff, his human companion, out in the forest, he becomes involved in the story when Anna meets Kristoff and their adventure begins. It’s impossible not to love Sven, especially when given a voice by Kristoff to sing, “Reindeer are better than people”. We actually have a GIANT Sven in our home. He’s gorgeous.
How to make Melted Sven the Reindeer Yoghurts
It’s really simple, but here’s the recipe card. They’re very cute and perfect for a Frozen Movie night, slumber party, sleepover or breakfast!
So as I said I *was* making Olafs – but antlers and arms are the same, so you could make both yoghurts – just make sure Olaf’s noses are all orange, not red like Christmas Sven.
Melting Chocolate Tips
Melting the chocolate and making these was easy – and although at home I’m happy to microwave because I have my own method, if I’m anywhere else like my mom’s or my mother in law’s, I use a bain marie – which is a posh way of saying you pop a pan of water on to heat, and your bowl of chocolate over the top so that the water and steam heat your chocolate to melt. You have full control of this and I prefer it to the smell of burned chocolate, because that smell stays around FOREVER.
Making the Yoghurts More Festive
Our Olaf Yoghurts are more festive – you can add a ring of sugar around the top of the glasses, snowflakes or even little candy belt scarves. Use your imagination – yoghurts do not need to be plain [although I do prefer mine that way].
Enjoy your breakfast of Melted Sven the Reindeer Yoghurts!
Disney’s Frozen: Melted Sven the Reindeer Yoghurts
- Cups for Yoghurt
- Piping Bag
- Greaseproof Baking Paper
- 1 tub Yoghurt of your choice [we used peach smooth]
- 12 Sugar eyeballs [we used Wilton Sprinkles]
- 6 Red jellybeans
- 12 Mini Chocolate Jazzy Buttons
- 2 bars Milk chocolate [you can use dark if you prefer]
- The night before, make the arms! Line a tray with baking paper and melt your chocolate. I broke two bars [the kind you can get in a 4 pack] of Cadbury Dairy Milk into chunks and placed them in a microwaveable bowl.
- Microwave chocolate for one minute and then stir until all of the lumps are out. Do not microwave more, or it will become grainy at best or volcanic at worst and your house will smell of burned chocolate. You can also use a bain marie, which is often safer.
- Pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag and snip a tiny piece of the end so that the diameter of the hole is around 2 or 3mm.
- Freehand draw Sven's antlers. It's easy. I do a line as long as I need them to be – around 3 inches – and then I go back over it and make a branch or two. They don't have to be perfect, just antler-like!
- Leave to set or place in the refrigerator if you’re having a hot day like we did yesterday!
- In the morning, spoon the yoghurt into bowls and then pop in his antlers. Add the eyeballs, jellybean nose, chocolate jazzy buttons and and snowflake sprinkles if you have some too, and serve.