These homemade strawberry popsicles are made with creamy Greek yogurt, sweetened with maple syrup, and fresh fruit. They are versatile, so you can change up the fruit according to what is in season.

Whenever the weather heats up, we start looking for a cool treat, and nothing is better than making your own freshly made popsicle. You know what’s gone into your popsicle, unlike one you buy at the local grocery store. When I was a kid, there was just one shape of popsicle mold; now there are so many to choose from that make an easy release from the mold. everything from small little ones to larger full-size popsicles and everything in between.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • You will only need three simple ingredients and 10 minutes to put it all together.
  • It’s the perfect summertime treat for kids and adults, and it’s a fun activity to do with kids. They can create their own flavors, and that’s always fun.
  • The recipe is customizable; you can use your favorite yogurt and your favorite fruits that are in season.

Ingredients need to make fresh fruit popsicles

  • Plain Greek yogurt I like to use full-fat yogurt for these popsicles because it is thicker, but you can use plain yogurt if that’s what you prefer. And there is nothing saying you have to use plain yogurt; if you have a favorite flavored yogurt, you can use that here too.
  • Maple syrup or honey This is what sweetens up the popsicles just enough; if you want to keep it low in sugar, you can omit the sweeteners here. But I really prefer a little bit of sweetness to balance out the tartness of Greek yogurt and sometimes some fruits.
  • Fresh Fruit You can use any kind of fruit you like, but I like to use a combination of blueberries and raspberries.

How to Make Popsicles at Home

These yogurt fruit popsicles are easy to make and only require a few ingredients. You’re set for many delicious popsicles over the summer. Here is all you need to do:

  • In a high-powered blender, add Greek yogurt, honey, and berries until combined.
  • Blend until the berries are totally purred or you can keep them a bit chunky if you want texture in the popsicles.
  • Pour the yogurt mixture evenly into 8 ice pop molds, add the popsicle sticks, and freeze until solid (5–6 hours).
  • When you are ready to eat, dip the bottoms of the molds in hot water for a few minutes so that the popsicles release and slide out easily.
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Preparing fruit popsicles

Fruits you can use

There are a variety of fruits that can be used for popsicles. My favorite to use is fresh strawberries, but you can use any in-season fruit.

Here are some wonderful options:

  • Peaches 
  • Blueberries 
  • Blackberries 
  • Mangoes 
  • Pineapple 
  • Papaya 
  • Banana 
  • Watermelon 
  • Orange

Tips for Success

  • Fresh fruit You want to use fruit that is in season for the best flavor and results. Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and tropical fruits are especially delicious in the summertime and also seem to be in abundance.
  • Layer if you are using a variety of fruit and yogurt its always nice to layer the different fruits and yogurt it makes the popsicle look extra pretty with the layers when you remove it from the mold.
  • Popsicle mold This recipe uses a Popsicle mold, but if you don’t have one, you can still enjoy popsicles using a DIY mold using a muffin tin and filling each cup with a fruit and yogurt mixture. So that the Popsicle stick doesn’t fall over when you place it into the mixture, wrap the pan with foil, and then place the sticks through the center so that they stay nice and straight until frozen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Greek yogurt popsicles healthy?

Yes! These popsicles are naturally sweetened with maple syrup, or honey and are loaded with protein and probiotics thanks to Greek yogurt. They’re definitely a healthier dessert compared to many other frozen treats.

How long does it take to freeze popsicles?

It generally takes between 4 and 6 hours to freeze homemade popsicles. As hard as it is to have to wait, it really is best to wait the 6 hours overnight, which is ideal. I like to make them in the early morning, so by the hottest time of the day, when we want a cool treat, they are ready.

Can I make these dairy free?

Yes, just switch the Greek yogurt to a non-dairy version and it will turn out just the same.

How long are homemade popsicles good for?

Homemade popsicles are good for one month in the freezer. Seal them in an airtight container. They may become icy and not as soft if they are kept in the freezer for longer than a month.

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Healthy Fruit Popsicles

These homemade strawberry popsicles are made with creamy Greek yogurt, sweetened with maple syrup, and fresh fruit. They are versatile, so you can change up the fruit according to what is in season.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings

Equipment

  • 1 popsicle mold

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups fresh fruit raspberries and blueberries
  • 3 cups Greek yogurt or favorite yogurt
  • cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, mix the yogurt, maple syrup, and water. Taste and make sure it has enough sweetness. For an easier preparation, you an blend the fruit into the yogurt.
  • Put 1 tablespoon of yogurt into each popsicle mold. Put 2 raspberries, halved, into each mold. Put another tablespoon of yogurt into each mold. Add 3-4 blueberries on top, depending on the size of the blueberry. Repeat this process until the molds are almost full, making sure to end with a layer of yogurt.
  • Insert the popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 6 hours (preferably overnight). When ready to serve, put molds under running warm water from the tap for 10-15 secs, then carefully remove the popsicles.
Keyword fruit, popsicle, summer drinks

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