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!
‘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!
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.
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! 😉
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.
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.
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???
More frozen treats…