As a kid, I remember nothing was more refreshing than a popsicle when the weather was hot. These 4-Ingredient Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles are sure to take you back to the carefree days of summer.
I say with confidence that no popsicle flavor was ever ignored in my popsicle-loving hands. When I didn’t have any spare change for the ice cream man, I could always rely on the 50-cent cherry popsicles, the traditional fudgsicles, the much sought-after strawberry and lemon fruit puree bars, and the occasional orange creamsicle.
On a few occasions, I even attempted to create them from scratch. Paper cups or ice cube trays would be sloppily filled with juice (often orange), and popsicle sticks would protrude crookedly from the top, or in a pinch, toothpicks.
I tried several times, and each time I failed at what should have been a pretty easy task. Why? Always my ratios were off. Since we used too much water in our pre-frozen mixes, my fruity ice cube was just mildly fruity.
My 7-year-old brain was the only resource I had, and this was long before “craft” popsicles became popular. However, the fruit, dairy, and sugar in these Yogurt Popsicles strike the perfect balance, making for a deliciously refreshing snack.
Do Something Creative With Your Popsicle Imagination!
Using summer fruits creatively, such as yogurt popsicles, is a lot of fun.
Figs and/or vivid jewel-like plums are other fantastic options for a fancy dessert to present at the end of a summer dinner party. You can also substitute chocolate chips or chopped Oreos for the fruit.
OH! Add some chopped mochi if you can access it; fresh fruit and chewy mochi make a delicious combo.
- 2 cups of whole milk greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
- 3 cups of fruit of your choice
- 1/2 cup of cold heavy cream
- 1/3 cup of honey (or to taste)
- To make soft peaks, whip the cream with a whisk until it reaches that point. The cream should form visible lines as you whisk it but not reach the soft-peak stage.
- Mix the yogurt, honey, and fruit into a bowl.
- Ice crystals will form on your treats if your popsicle molds aren’t dry. We dry ours by pressing a small towel into each mold with a chopstick.
- Make sure there are no air bubbles when you pour the mixture into the popsicle molds. The yogurt mixture can be tamped down and holes filled with a chopstick or an additional popsicle stick. Last but not least, tap the popsicles on the counter to remove any trapped air.
- Drop popsicle sticks into the middle of each and place them in the freezer. Put in the freezer for at least four hours before eating.