These yogurt popsicles are one of my favorite summertime ways to satisfy my sweet tooth. They are creamy, icy, fruity, cold, and only contain four ingredients! Strawberries, blueberries, yogurt, and honey—that’s all you’ll need. You could (and should) eat these pops for breakfast on the next super balmy morning.
I used strawberries and blueberries for a truly Americana-looking dessert that is perfect for the 4th of July, but you can use any kind of fruit puree that makes you (or your kids) happy. In fact, these would be a great kitchen job for the kids to help with. Let them layer and make their own crazy, swirly pops.
How do I make these yogurt popsicles creamy instead of icy?
If you’ve ever tried to freeze yogurt before, you know that it’ll go icy and rock hard in a hot minute (or, actually in a cold minute, because, um, freezer…get it?). So how do the fro-yo places get their fro-yo so smooth and creamy? Sugar. Yup. Something about the crystals of the sugar help keep the ice crystals of the yogurt from turning into icy little shards of yuck.
Instead of adding sugar to these pops, I go the easy route and use flavored vanilla yogurt—it’s already sweetened, and it tastes amazing—and it helps you avoid those nasty crystals (you’ll still get a few, but nothing like you’d get if you went with plain yogurt).
What kind of yogurt do I need?
Since we’re mostly dairy-free in our house, I usually use vanilla coconut milk yogurt for yogurt pops—the coconut milk yogurt makes for really dreamy, creamy yogurt pops. But I’ve also had great results using vanilla Greek yogurt and vanilla plain yogurt. It’s hard to mess this babies up!
What fruit should I use for these yogurt popsicles?
We wanted to create a red, white, and blue popsicle for the 4th of July, but don’t feel limited to blueberry and strawberry yogurt popsicles! You could also make these treats with:
- Pitted cherries