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Fruity Yogurt Popsicles

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles are a frosty summer treat made with just three simple ingredients…and while they’re healthy enough for breakfast, they taste decadent enough for dessert!

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles ~ a frosty summer treat made with just three simple ingredients...and while they're healthy enough for breakfast, they taste decadent enough for dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

‘Tis the season to indulge in popsicles! And I have to admit, y’all…I actually adore making these summertime sweets. I’m not one to argue when my offspring eagerly gobble up a “dessert” consisting of wholesome ingredients like fresh fruit, yogurt, and a touch of honey…and that’s exactly what happens when I make these Fruity Yogurt Popsicles!

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles ~ a frosty summer treat made with just three simple ingredients...and while they're healthy enough for breakfast, they taste decadent enough for dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out the fridge in preparation for heading out of town, and I encountered some overripe fruit that needed to be used before it spoiled completely. Typically, I would have just washed it and tossed it into the freezer for future smoothies. But my kids had been pestering me to make popsicles this summer, so I decided to go ahead and indulge them while simultaneously making use of the past-its-prime fruit.

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles ~ a frosty summer treat made with just three simple ingredients...and while they're healthy enough for breakfast, they taste decadent enough for dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

My kiddos aren’t particularly fans of chunks of fruit in their popsicles, so in my never-ending benevolence, I pulled out my mini food processor and made three separate purées using a couple of over-ripe peaches, some squishy strawberries, and some shriveled blueberries (sounds appetizing, no?). The peaches and strawberries were already pretty sweet but the blueberries were a tad tart, so I added a squeeze of honey to that purée. Then I located a carton of my daughter’s beloved vanilla yogurt and swirled some into each fruit purée. Into the popsicle molds my concoctions went, which I then popped into the freezer…and I left for our trip satisfied that I had saved the fruit! 😉

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles ~ a frosty summer treat made with just three simple ingredients...and while they're healthy enough for breakfast, they taste decadent enough for dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

Upon our return, of course, the children ever-so-sweetly reminded me of the Fruity Yogurt Popsicles patiently waiting in the freezer (“Mama, can we taste a popsicle? When can we try those popsicles? Is it time to have a popsicle…?”). And I had to crush their dreams by informing them that I first needed to take blog photos of said popsicles — ha.

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles ~ a frosty summer treat made with just three simple ingredients...and while they're healthy enough for breakfast, they taste decadent enough for dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

Allow me to interject here that photography of freezer-dwelling recipes — think ice cream, popsicles, and the like — is not my favorite. Because (you may be able to surmise the problem here) THEY MELT. Popsicles don’t behave nicely by staying the way I so perfectly arrange them. Instead, they get soft and drippy and make a big ol’ mess in general. So I assured the kids that I would do my best to hurry up with my pics so that I could fix dinner and they could then enjoy their promised popsicles.

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles ~ a frosty summer treat made with just three simple ingredients...and while they're healthy enough for breakfast, they taste decadent enough for dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

Alas, by the time I finished my photo shoot, the poor children were dyyyying of hungerrrr! And truth be told, my popsicles were a sloppy, gloppy disaster, requiring immediate consumption. So I decided to earn enough Cool Mom Points to get me through the remainder of the summer by giving them their Fruity Yogurt Popsicles right before dinner. Now you better believe I made a big deal out of letting them have their dessert first. But you should also know that I didn’t feel one bit guilty about it — in fact, I felt rather smug and self-righteous — because…hellooo??? FRUIT AND YOGURT.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, I continued my Coolest Mom of the Summer ruse the next morning by giving each child a Fruity Yogurt Popsicle upon awakening — dipped in granola this time — because…hellooo???

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles ~ a frosty summer treat made with just three simple ingredients...and while they're healthy enough for breakfast, they taste decadent enough for dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

Breakfast. 😉

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles ~ a frosty summer treat made with just three simple ingredients...and while they're healthy enough for breakfast, they taste decadent enough for dessert! | FiveHeartHome.com

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles

Yield: 6 (4-ounce) popsicles

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles are a frosty summer treat made with just three simple ingredients...and while they're healthy enough for breakfast, they taste decadent enough for dessert!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup diced strawberries
  • 2/3 cup diced peaches
  • 2/3 cup blueberries
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt, divided
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey, divided (optional)
  • Granola (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a blender or small food processor, purée strawberries. Taste the purée and, if too tart, blend in 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey. Scrape purée into a bowl. Gently swirl in 2/3 cup yogurt, taking care not to overblend (in order to retain the pretty swirls). Pour mixture into two popsicle molds (4 ounces each) and insert stick/popsicle holders.
  2. Rinse blender/food processor/bowl and repeat steps with peaches, and then blueberries. Once finished, you should have two strawberry popsicles, two peach popsicles, and two blueberry popsicles.
  3. Place popsicles in the freezer and freeze until solid, 6 to 8 hours. Run each popsicle mold under hot running water for a few seconds to loosen popsicle, and then carefully remove from mold. If desired, drizzle edge of popsicle with honey and dip in granola. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

You may use your favorite type of fresh fruit in these popsicles. If you only have frozen fruit on hand, thaw fruit before puréeing.

If you wish to make a batch of six popsicles using all the same fruit, purée 2 cups fruit before swirling with 2 cups yogurt. Add honey to taste, if desired.

These popsicles will work with your favorite kind of yogurt...regular or Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla flavored.

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Comments

  1. popsicles for breakfast? yes please! my kids would be ever so thankful. by the way, i noticed you had a zoku, i need to get one of those! 🙂

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Ha, Joanna! My kids were in shock when I told them they could have popsicles for breakfast…they don’t need to know that they’re basically the same as a frozen smoothie, but much more exciting. 😉 And about my Zoku, it actually sprung a leak last summer! 🙁 But I saved the sticks that came with the set because I like how I can stand them up for blog photos. So these popsicles were actually made in a Tovolo mold using the Zoku popsicle sticks. Ah, the lengths to which we’ll go for creative blog photos! 😉

  2. Kristin says:

    Love these – I have some berries in my fridge that are perfect for this. I just have to get some yogurt we have lots of flavored yogurts right now not sure if those would work. Hope you have a great 4th!!!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Hi Kristin! I think you could use any yogurt that you like in these! Berry yogurt would be good with berry puree, or even lemon yogurt with blueberry puree might be yummy. 🙂 Enjoy, and I hope y’all have a wonderful holiday weekend as well!

  3. Debbie Caraballo says:

    Another great popsicle! I finally got a mold, so these will be the first ones I try- then the Strawberry Banana ones from last July. For these, I’ll probably use a couple of different fruits, too, including mango. Thanks so much for a much healthier treat!
    Have a great 4th of July, Sam! 🙂

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I hope you love these, Deb…mango would be great in them! And we had a wonderful 4th, thank you…hope you did, too! 🙂

  4. I made these this morning…great recipe – thank you! I put a teaspoon of the strawberry granola at the bottom of the ice pop mold tray then poured the rest of the contents over the granola to freeze.

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Yum, Eileen…adding strawberry granola to these sounds great! I’m going to have to try that soon. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and hope you’re having a great week!

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