You have to try this Greek Yogurt fudgesicles recipe for a rich and creamy healthy dessert. These chocolate popsicles are made with with cocoa powder, honey, cream and yogurt. The perfect sweet treat for a hot Summer day!
Homemade Greek yogurt fudge pops are the perfect way to cool down on a hot day and get your chocolate fix at the same time!
This Summer has been extra hot here in Kansas. We’ve had a full week of 100 degree weather. And I don’t know about you, but when the temperatures are really hot like that, I don’t feel like eating anything unless its frozen or a cold drink!
So we’ve swapped out our afternoon snack for homemade popsicles most days. The great thing is, you can make them any way you like! Swapping out typical ingredients for healthier options!
You should definitely try making yogurt and berry swirl popsicles next!
I know you’re going to love this recipe! Homemade fudgesicles are just the perfect Summer treat that can satisfy your sweet tooth and without you having to eat a bunch of sugar!
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Why You’ll Love these Greek Yogurt Fudgesicles:
tastes just like a fudgesicle
If you’re a fan of fudgesicles, then you will love these healthy fudge pops! They’re rich and creamy with a rich chocolatey flavor.
They’re made with much healthier ingredients than the fudgesicles you find in the grocery store. Sweetened with honey instead of sugar or high fructose corn syrup and made with gut healthy Greek yogurt.
quick and easy recipe
It takes 10 minutes to stir the ingredients together, then pop them in the fridge to pull enjoy a few hours later. Easy peasy!
only 4 simple ingredients
You only need yogurt, honey, cream and cocoa powder to make this healthy fudgesicle recipe . The best part, there are no hidden added ingredients to worry about!
What You Need For Greek Yogurt Fudgesicles
yogurt – using full fat Greek yogurt will make your popsicles more creamy and less icy. Plain, vanilla or honey yogurt will work in this recipe. If you use sweetened yogurt, leave out the honey in this recipe.
honey – honey for sweetening the yogurt. Adjust the amount of honey to your taste.
unsweetened cocoa powder – cocoa powder gives this recipe a wonderful chocolate flavor without adding very many calories!
heavy whipping cream – adding heavy whipping cream to homemade yogurt popsicles will make them extra creamy.
espresso powder – espresso powder is optional but if you have some on hand. Adding a little bit brings out a more rich chocolate flavor
vanilla extract – its optional to add vanilla but it does add a more delicious flavor.
Have you tried making homemade yogurt in the instant pot?
How to make greek yogurt popsicles
Blend – With a stand mixer or handheld beaters, beat the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks start to form. You want to be able to see shapes in the whipping cream, but not stiff peaks.
Combine – In a medium mixing bowl, stir the cocoa powder, yogurt, honey, and whipping cream together until the mixture is smooth. Add in the vanilla extract and espresso powder if you wat to use them. Don’t over mix.
Pour – Spoon the chocolate mixture into the molds, tapping them on the counter to make sure there aren’t any air pockets left. Fill the molds leaving about 1/2 inch of empty space at the top for the popsicles to expand in the freezer.
Add Sticks – Stick the popsicle sticks in to the mold so that there is about 1.5 inches of the stick still showing on top of the mold.
Freeze – Set the molds in the freezer and let the popsicles harden for at least 4 hours. 8 hours is better.
Remove From Molds – Loosen the popsicles from the molds and enjoy!
Tips For Success
To Serve – Remove the popsicles immediately before eating them. Loosen the molds by running them under warm water for 15 seconds or until the popsicles can slide out easily.
To Store – Popsicles can be kept in the freezer inside the molds for up to 2 weeks.
Substitutions – Maple syrup can be used instead of honey and vanilla or honey flavored yogurt can be used in place of plain Greek yogurt.
FAQ About Greek Yogurt Fudgesicles
can you freeze yogurt into a popsicle?
Yes! Yogurt popsicles are more creamy instead of icy like typical popsicles. You can make them in a lot of different flavors by mixing yogurt with fruit or chocolate.
Have you tried my Greek yogurt and fruit swirled popsicles yet?
Mixing a little heavy whipping cream into the yogurt makes it fluffier and creamier to where you can actually bite into the popsicles without giving yourself brain freeze.
how do you make popsicles creamy, not icy?
Popsicles that are made out of a liquid will freeze hard and have an icy texture. There are several things you can do to get your popsicles to turn out creamy:
- add sugar or honey to the mixture
- use a full fat milk or yogurt in milk-based popsicles
- add cornstarch to thicken and absorb any liquid
This recipe calls for a full fat yogurt with added heavy cream and honey to sweeten the mixture. The result is a popsicle that is thick, creamy and literally melts in your mouth!
how long does it take Greek yogurt fudgesicles to freeze?
It takes between 4 and 8 hours to freeze yogurt popsicles. I usually freeze these popsicles for 8 hours to make sure they are completely frozen before trying to un-mold them.
how long can I store greek yogurt fudgesicles?
Depending on the type of popsicle molds you use, popsicles can last up to 2 months in the freezer. They can last longer if your molds are sealed very tightly around each popsicle stick. If not, they will start to develop a freezer burnt flavor.
what popsicle molds are the best?
There are so many options for popsicle molds! It really depends on your personal preference:
- These are my favorite molds to use, and I like them because it only has two pieces that need washing after using it. I also just like the shape of the popsicles it makes.
- If you’re making popsicles to pull out one at a time, this popsicle mold would be really practical since you can remove the popsicles individually.
- If you don’t like the idea of having to buy popsicle sticks, this mold has handles that come with it that you can wash and reuse.
- These popsicle molds would be great for toddler pops too!
how do you get popsicles out of the molds easily?
To make it easier to get popsicles out of a batch type mold, fill your sink with about 4 inches of room temperature water and set the mold in the water until the popsicles have loosened enough to slide them out easily. It usually only takes about 15 seconds.
For individual popsicle molds, run each popsicle under running water until the mold has loosened.
More Healthy Popsicle recipes:
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I hope you love this recipe for healthy chocolate popsicles! If you make them, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like them!
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