This recipe for homemade strawberry yogurt popsicles is so easy to make. Your family will love this healthy and refreshing summer treat – and you will be happy knowing that it is on the healthier side of things.
In our house, when summertime rolls around (actually any time of year) my family loves anything frozen, except for maybe vegetables. 😉
Every parent knows that buying fruit juice popsicles or fruit and yogurt popsicles can get pretty expensive. Not to mention that they taste like they have tons of sugar in them.
So, I decided it was time to try and make my own.
Honestly, I don't know why I didn't make these sooner. I guess I thought that making healthy, great tasting popsicles would be hard to do.
4 Simple Ingredients
These strawberry yogurt popsicles have 4 simple ingredients:
- Plain yogurt
- Pure vanilla extract
A Note About the Yogurt
When it comes to yogurt – you might be asking – nonfat, greek, whole milk, what kind of yogurt exactly?
Seriously, I don't think it really matters.
But you don't have to make your own yogurt for this strawberry yogurt popsicle recipe. I would say that either Dannon® or store brand lowfat plain yogurt would work just as well.
Making the Popsicles
Using a food processor, finely chop the strawberries into small pieces. You want there to be enough texture to be able to get a nice bite of strawberry.
But if your family likes a smoother texture, you could puree the strawberries instead.
Dump the chopped strawberries into a medium mixing bowl.
Add the yogurt, honey, and vanilla.
Stir it all up with your favorite big ol' spoon – I like using a silicone spoon-ula similar to this set, so I can hug the sides of the mixing bowl and scrape down all the strawberry yogurt goodness.
Freeze the Popsicles
Now pour the yogurt mixture into your favorite popsicle molds.
I purchased mine at Crate & Barrel a few years ago – but you can get a similar set like this one from Amazon.
Just pop the filled popsicle molds into your freezer for about 3 hours and voilà – the pops are ready.
Seriously, it couldn't be any easier!
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- 1 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, finely chopped (about 10 whole strawberries)
- 1 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Finely chop the strawberries using a food processor or by hand
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the chopped strawberries, yogurt, honey, and vanilla.
- Pour the yogurt/strawberry mixture into popsicle molds.
- Freeze for at least 3 hours or until completely frozen.
Have You Tried These Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles?
What did you think? Did you modify the recipe to suit your tastes? Share your thoughts in the comments below.