Made simply with fresh fruit, creamy Greek yogurt, and sweet maple syrup, these Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles make the perfect healthy treat to enjoy on a hot day. Serve them up as a tasty midday snack or a refreshing dessert to enjoy after dinner.
If you’re looking for creamy, delicious, and wholesome popsicles you can make at home, look no further than these Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles. They are made from a base of the fresh fruit of your choice and plain Greek yogurt, a simple yet show-stopping combination that results in homemade popsicles that are sweet, fruity, rich, and creamy.
Ever since I started making my own popsicles at home, I’ve been completely hooked. The kids and I have so much fun mixing and matching different types of fruit, yogurts, and sweeteners to make the perfect homemade popsicles.
Sometimes we even add toppings like chopped nuts or melted chocolate syrup, like in my Healthy Fudgesicles.
One of the things I love most about homemade popsicles is that they are so beyond easy to make. You simply blend up your ingredients like a smoothie, then transfer the mixture to your popsicle molds and pop ‘em in the freezer. The only real work takes you a minute or two, then the freezer finishes the job for you.
My girls and I love making these popsicles before bedtime, then checking out the results the next day… So fun! There’s something about making popsicles yourself that feels super rewarding, especially when you partner up with your youngsters to have them help make their own snacks.
It’s such an easy way to get my kids to eat more fruit and the best part is—they don’t even realize how healthy homemade popsicles are. They also love these easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Bowls.
Whip up a batch of your own Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles and serve them as healthy and refreshing snacks at your next pool party, barbecue, or picnic. These frozen treats are guaranteed to be the life of the party!
To make these easy homemade popsicles, you will need the following key ingredients:
- Fresh fruit: You can use any kind of fruit you like, but I like to use a combination of blueberries and raspberries.
- Greek yogurt: This protein-packed ingredient gives our popsicles a thick, creamy texture and adds a ton of beneficial nutrients.
- Maple syrup: This adds a touch of sweetness to enhance the sweetness of the fruit. If you don’t have maple syrup, feel free to swap it out for honey or agave.
- Water: While I use regular filtered water in this recipe, you can substitute it with flavored water, fruit juice, or the milk of your choice.
Looking for ways to spice up this recipe? Here are some easy and fun ways to change it up:
- Use different fruits. While I often use mixed berries in these popsicles, I love switching it up and using different fruits depending on what I have at home. Try out a different combination like strawberry and banana or pineapple and mango.
- Switch out the liquid. Don’t want to use plain old water? No problem, you can use any kind of liquid you like. Flavored water, fruit juice, and almond milk all work well.
- Use a different yogurt. I like to use plain Greek yogurt in this recipe, but you can make your popsicles with any kind of yogurt you like. Flavored Greek yogurt, regular yogurt, coconut milk, and any dairy-free yogurt alternative will do.
- Make an adult version. Hosting a barbecue? Try making an adults-only version by adding a little vodka or rum to the popsicles for boozy frozen treats.
How to Store Homemade Popsicles
Storing these healthy frozen treats is a breeze, so feel free to make a big batch all at once. While the popsicles will need to be kept in the molds for at least 6 hours to fully freeze, they shouldn’t be stored in them long-term. They won’t spoil, but storing popsicles in their molds is a surefire way to get freezer burn.
Instead, you should transfer the fully-frozen popsicles to an airtight storage bag. When stored properly, the popsicles will maintain their color, texture, and flavor in the freezer for up to 1-2 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about homemade fruit popsicles:
I typically like to use Greek yogurt to make popsicles creamy, as it has a rich and silky texture that makes popsicles super creamy. However, you can also use plain yogurt, coconut milk, or your favorite dairy-free yogurt alternative.
When it comes to homemade popsicles, there is a ton of room for creativity. You can use any kind of fruit you like, or a combination of an assortment of fruits. Some of my favorite fruits for popsicles are berries, mango, pineapples, and watermelon.
It typically takes between 4 and 6 hours to freeze homemade popsicles. I recommend freezing them for no less than 6 hours and preferably overnight, if you have the time.
That totally depends on the popsicle. Because many store-bought popsicles are loaded up with artificial ingredients and high fructose corn syrup, they’re not the healthiest of snacks. By making popsicles from scratch, we can control the ingredients that go into them and use only wholesome, natural ingredients.
Whether or not you use any added sweeteners in your homemade popsicles is entirely up to you. Fruit is sweet on its own, but natural sweeteners can be great for enhancing the sweetness if you like your treats on the sweeter side. Some of my favorite choices for natural sweeteners include maple syrup, raw honey, and agave.
Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles
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- 3 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (more to taste, or honey or sweetened yogurt)
- 2 tbsp water
- 3 cups fresh fruit (raspberries &blueberries)
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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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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