Yogurt popsicles are super fun and easy to make! With only 3 ingredients, they’re a healthy, simple and deliciously versatile summertime treat – Mix and match any combination of fruit, yogurt and sweetener!
One of my favorite parts about grocery shopping is looking for clearance markdowns. Recently I found LOTS of yogurt and greek yogurt marked down, and my frugal self just couldn’t keep my hands off of those tubs. Usually, I make my own yogurt but I couldn’t resist!
When my kids were tired of eating them as-is, I thought about other ways I could use them up before they went bad (other than freezing yogurt as-is). I’m always thinking of cold food since it’s a million degrees outside in the summer, and just like that, 3-ingredient yogurt popsicles were born!
I love these super easy yogurt popsicles for so many reasons, but mainly because you can use any:
- sweetener (with any level of sweetness you want)
- And you don’t need any special equipment.
Here’s What You Need
- Yogurt (any flavor)
- Fresh fruit (any variety that compliments your flavor of yogurt)
- Local raw honey (or any sweetener of your choice); optional
Notes on Ingredients
- Fruit. You can use any fruit you desire; we’ve made these with strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, cherries, and blackberries so far.
- Yogurt. We’ve used several brands of yogurt, several different types of fat content, several different flavors and even plain.
- Sweetener. When we tested flavored yogurt, it was already sweetened and I didn’t add any additional sweetener to those batches. But when we tested a 5% fat plain Greek yogurt, everyone in the family agreed that a smidge of local raw honey would help tame the tang.
- You could easily substitute maple syrup or stevia.
- One teaspoon of honey was just enough for one popsicle, but we’ve been in the process of quitting sugar and we did the Whole30 not too long ago. We’re used to not needing much to sweeten foods, but you can add more to taste.
- Equipment. Other than a popsicle mold (this is the set I have and I paid for them using Swagbucks), you just need a spatula and a spoon. That’s all you need.
Step By Step Instructions
Step 1. Put fresh fruit in a large bowl. Cut large pieces down to roughly 1/4″ in size so that they fit in the popsicle molds. If you want a swirl effect, lightly mash the fruit against the side of the bowl.
Step 2. Add yogurt and raw honey (if using) and fold together. Take care not to over-stir if you want visible swirls in your popsicles. Taste and adjust sweetener, if needed.
Step 3. Carefully pour into the popsicle mold and freeze until solid, minimum 2-3 hours.
Step 4. Rinse popsicle molds under hot tap water to loosen the popsicle and enjoy!
- Run the yogurt popsicle mold under hot tap water to loosen the mold.
- If you need to make a big batch, you can store the popsicles (once they’re frozen) in a container with a lid instead of in the mold itself. They’ll be good this way for 24-48 hours.
- Our popsicles were frozen in 2-3 hours on the top shelf of a standard side-by-side fridge/freezer.
- You can use popsicle sticks instead of the holders that come with the mold. This is a great option if your family is prone to losing things, or if you’re taking them on a walk to the pool or park.
- Boost the nutrition of these yogurt popsicles even more by adding grass-fed collagen. (Here’s why collagen is healthy for you.)
Is freezing yogurt the same as frozen yogurt?
Freezing yogurt and frozen yogurt are different. If you were to simply put your yogurt in the freezer, it will freeze rock solid. If you were to use an ice cream maker and churn it, then you will have frozen yogurt. You can do this at home!
How long does it take for yogurt popsicles to freeze?
It takes a minimum of about 2 to 3 hours for yogurt popsicles to freeze. You can always freeze for longer.
What happens if you freeze probiotic yogurt?
When you freeze yogurt, the friendly bacteria becomes dormant until it is heated up. You may lose a few organisms within the process but don’t worry, there are enough left in your tasty treat to have a health benefit!
What to Serve Yogurt Popsicles With
- Try my homemade ice pops, which are made with 100% fruit. You can also make those with fruit juice, if you happen to have a little bit in the fridge just waiting to be used.
- Dairy-free coconut cream popsicles are also another great choice, as are cherry limeade popsicles.
- If you’re more of an ice cream fan, you can make homemade vanilla bean ice cream without an ice cream maker.
More Frozen Treats
- Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Ice Cream
- Cherry Limeade Popsicles
- Homemade Apple Crumble Ice Cream
- Healthy Homemade Fudgesicles
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Watch How to Make 3-Ingredient Easy Yogurt Popsicles
3-Ingredient Easy Yogurt Popsicles
Easy fruit & yogurt popsicles are my toddlers’ favorites. They like vanilla & strawberry Greek yogurt, but this creamy popsicle recipe works with them all!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2-3 hours freeze time
- Total Time: approx 3 hours
- Yield: 6 popsicles 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Freezer
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups yogurt (any flavor)
- 1–2 cups fresh fruit (any variety that compliments your flavor of yogurt), chopped into 1/4″ pieces if necessary
- 2 Tbsp local raw honey (or any sweetener of your choice), optional
- Put fresh fruit in a large bowl. Cut large pieces down to roughly 1/4″ in size so that they fit in the popsicle molds. If you want a swirl effect, lightly mash the fruit against the side of the bowl.
- Add yogurt and raw honey (if using) and fold together. Take care not to over-stir if you want visible swirls in your popsicles. Taste and adjust sweetener, if needed.
- Carefully pour into the popsicle mold and freeze until solid, minimum 2-3 hours.
- Rinse popsicle molds under hot tap water to loosen the popsicle and enjoy!
- Calories: 78
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How much do your popsicle molds hold?
SJ - Team Crumbs
Hi Lizbeth, When you click the links, the amount of ounces is usually in the product description. Most of them are around 4 ounces!
Made them with chopped pineapple tidbits, and the kids loved them! Thanks for sharing this wholesome and easy recipe.
You’re very welcome! You just reminded me too to make another batch. They can’t keep their hands off of them!