These fruit and yogurt popsicles are delicious and bursting with fresh fruit flavor. They are made with only four ingredients, including fresh strawberries and pineapple. These healthy popsicles are easy to make!
Kids will think these fruit popsicles are a treat, but they are also a healthy snack. Made with just yogurt, fruit and a touch of honey, these popsicles are sweet and refreshing. I made these popsicles with strawberries and pineapple, but you can use your favorite kinds of fruit.
If you’ve never made homemade popsicles, I’ll show you that it’s not difficult at all. There are just a few easy steps to get your popsicles made and in the freezer.
These homemade popsicles are a great snack or dessert on a hot day! Since they’re made with fruit and yogurt, you can even serve them for breakfast.
How to Make Popsicles
This recipe requires a blender or food processor. If you are a kid, be sure to ask an adult to help you.
To make this recipe, first put the strawberries and pineapple in the blender. Blend until the fruit is a smooth puree.
Next, in a small bowl, stir together the yogurt and honey. Add the yogurt mixture to the blender and use a spoon to stir it up a little bit. If you want to see swirls of fruit and yogurt in your popsicles, only stir the yogurt in partially. If you mix the yogurt in all the way, your popsicles will be a solid color instead of swirled.
Carefully pour the fruit and yogurt mixture into popsicle molds. I used these popsicle molds. If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can use small paper or plastic cups instead.
If your popsicle molds have a slot to hold popsicle sticks, you can put the sticks in right away. If not, freeze the popsicles for two hours and then put the sticks in. You will want to freeze your popsicles for six hours total before you eat them.
How to Remove Popsicles from Molds
Once your popsicles are completely frozen, you will need to take them out of the molds before you can eat them. You can let the popsicles sit on the counter for about ten minutes, or until they loosen enough to take out the popsicles. If you can’t wait – I know I never can! – you can run some cool water on the outside of the popsicle molds until the popsicles will come out. Just don’t use hot water because that will melt the popsicles too much.
Once you’ve removed the popsicles from the molds, you can store them in a sealed ziploc bag in the freezer if you aren’t going to eat them all right away.
Tips for Making Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles
- Some popsicle molds (like this popsicle mold that I have) come with sticks, which is pretty handy. If you need to use wooden popsicle sticks be sure to buy food safe popsicle sticks.
- Mix the yogurt into the fruit mixture only a tiny bit, otherwise, the popsicles won’t be as pretty and swirly.
- You can make these with other kinds of fruit. Try berries such as blueberries or raspberries, or try peaches or mango.
- Instead of plain Greek yogurt, you can also use vanilla yogurt. If you are using a flavored yogurt you may want to leave out the honey.
Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles
- 2 cups fresh strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Put the strawberries and chopped pineapple in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- In a small bowl, mix the Greek yogurt and honey together.
- Add the Greek yogurt mixture to the blender. Use a spoon to carefully swirl the yogurt into the fruit. If you want your popsicles to have a swirled look, do not mix the yogurt all the way in.
- Carefully pour the mixture into popsicle molds, filling them almost all the way to the top.
- If your popsicle molds have built in sticks or a holder for the sticks, put the popsicle sticks in right away. If not, freeze the popsicles for two hours and then add the sticks.
- Freeze popsicles for at least 6 hours before enjoying. To remove popsicles from the molds, place the mold in cool water for a minute or two, until you can pull the popsicles out.