How to make homemade yogurt popsicles that are creamy and refreshing. Made with fruit, honey and Greek yogurt swirled together to for a healthy Summer treat!
There’s nothing quite so fun and refreshing in Summertime as a frozen popsicle. Homemade popsicles are easy to make and simple to customize to whatever flavor you want! One of my favorite kind of popsicles is a creamy yogurt popsicle. Its like a smoothie you can hold in your hand.
These homemade healthy popsicles are made with thick, creamy Greek yogurt sweetened with honey and swirled with blended berries. They’re so fun to make with the kids to pull out on hot Summer days for an afternoon snack.
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Why You’ll Like These Homemade Yogurt Popsicles:
- creamy – if you love a smooth, popsicle that you can bite into without getting brain freeze, then you are going to love yogurt popsicles!
- healthier – they’re made with more healthy ingredients than the popsicles you find at the grocery store. Made with gut healthy Greek yogurt, sweetened with honey so there are no added sugars or high fructose corn syrup to worry about.
- quick and easy to make – it takes 15 minutes to make these popsicles, then pop them in the fridge to pull them out a few hours later. Easy peasy!
- simple ingredients – you just need yogurt, honey, fruit, cream and cornstarch for these yogurt fruit popsicles!
What you need for homemade yogurt popsicles
- yogurt – using full fat yogurt will make your popsicles more creamy and less icy. Vanilla, honey or plain 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. Maple syrup would work great too!
- frozen berries – frozen berries work best in these popsicles. Either one type of berries or a mix of different berries.
- heavy whipping cream – adding heavy whipping cream to homemade yogurt popsicles will make them extra creamy.
- cornstarch – adding a little cornstarch to the berries absorbs the liquid, thickening the mixture. Having too much liquid in the popsicles makes them too hard and icy.
Have you tried making your own yogurt in the instant pot?
- saucepan – for heating the berries before blending them.
- stand mixer or handheld beaters – for whipping the heavy cream.
- large bowl – to mix the ingredients together in.
- popsicle molds – if you haven’t gotten a popsicle mold yet, its a fun thing to have! There are so many different types popsicles to make all Summer long.
- popsicle sticks – just a pack of regular wooden popsicle sticks.
fAQ about homemade Greek yogurt popsicles
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.
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 creamy popsicles.
- add sugar or honey to the mixture
- use a full-fat Greek 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, honey to sweeten and cornstarch to thicken the mixture. The result is a popsicle that is thick, creamy and literally melts in your mouth!
how long does it take yogurt popsicles to freeze?
It takes at least 4 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 do yogurt popsicles last?
Depending on the type of popsicle molds you use, popsicles can last up to 2 weeks in the fridge. 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 whether you are going to eat all of the popsicles at once or want to save some for later.
These are my favorite popsicle molds, 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.
how to get popsicles out of the molds the easy way?
To make it easier to get popsicles out of a batch type mold, fill your sink with about 4 inches of warm 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 warm running water until the mold has loosened.
how to make Creamy homemade yogurt popsicles
prep – In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the frozen berries until they are runny and there are no frozen chunks left. Mash the berries with a fork. Remove the saucepan from heat and set aside.
Remove a 1/2 cup of the berry mixture and stir in the cornstarch until there are no clumps left. Add the 1/2 cup of berries back to the saucepan and stir to combine.
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 yogurt, honey and whipping cream together until the mixture is smooth. Don’t over mix.
pour – Carefully add one spoonful of the yogurt mixture into the popsicle molds. Next add a spoonful of berries. Tap to remove any air bubbles. Repeat these layers until the popsicle molds are filled but there is about 1/2 inch of empty space at the top for the mixture to be able to expand in the freezer.
swirl – using a straw or butter knife, gently swirl the berries and yogurt together in each popsicle.
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
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.
store – Popsicles can be kept in the freezer inside the molds for up to 2 weeks.
variations – The fruit can be mixed into the yogurt all the way or swirled.
substitutions – Other fruit can be substituted for berries. Peaches and mango chunks would be delicious.
More Healthy Treats You Might Like To Try
If you liked this popsicle recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy these other healthy treats on the blog:
- Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
- Healthy Berry Jello
- Homemade Strawberry Marshmallows
- Rice Crispy Treats Sweetened With Dates
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Balls
I hope you love this recipe for easy yogurt 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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