These homemade Strawberry Popsicles are a staple in our house. They are sweet, tangy, and nutritious and a cinch to make. These strawberry popsicles are versatile so you can change the recipe up all year long according to what you have on hand!
Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
Whenever the weather warms up, or if we just need a fun treat, we love to have homemade popsicles for our afternoon snack. These frozen yogurt pops taste like a total treat but are actually made with simple, nutritious ingredients for a balanced mix of protein, fruit, and fat. They’re creamy and bright in flavor and you can mix them up in about 5 minutes.
Making homemade popsicles to share with the kids is an easy way to offer nutritious foods in a fun format. I love to make my popsicles with Greek yogurt since it adds both protein and a super creamy texture. Paired with the fresh strawberries and lemon, the frozen yogurt is naturally sweet and indulgent tasting.
TIP: This mixture blends up to be pale pink, which is a fun color, and is rich in Vitamin C, protein, fiber, and probiotics.
Ingredients in this Healthy Strawberry Popsicle Recipe
To make this recipe, all you need are:
- Fresh strawberries
- Honey (or maple syrup)
- Vanilla extract
- Fresh lemon
- Plain whole milk Greek yogurt
TIP: You can use frozen strawberries if that’s all you have, though you may need to stop and start the blender a few times to get it blending.
How to Make Strawberry Popsicles Step-by-Step
Here’s a look at how to make these simple homemade popsicles. Scroll down to the bottom for the full recipe.
- Add the ingredients to a blender or food processor. (photo 1)
- Blend to combine well. (photo 2)
- Pour into small plastic cups or reusable freezer pop molds. (photo 3)
- Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving. Remove from the molds or cups and enjoy.
TIP: I try to make homemade popsicles the day before we plan to eat them so they’re firm and ready to eat, though the morning usually works too if you plan to eat them in the afternoon.
Best Mold for Homemade Freezer Pops
When I make these for a crowd (which I often do for parties!), I use small plastic bathroom cups. When I make them for my girls, I use our favorite Zoku Classic Pop Molds. They release super easily and seem to be very durable. We also have these mini ones which are a great size for baby popsicles and for younger toddlers.
How can I make it easy to get the popsicles out of the molds?
If the pops are sticking in the molds, run them under warm water for about 10-15 seconds or let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes. They should then come right out.
What if I don’t have reusable molds?
If you don’t have freezer pop molds, you can use small plastic or paper cups and popsicle sticks.
Can I make these freezer pops without a blender?
We like to blend the mixture so it’s nice and smooth and creamy, but you can totally just stir everything together. There will be little chunks of strawberries, but they’ll still taste great!
Do I need an ice cream machine for this homemade popsicle recipe?
You 100% don’t need an ice cream machine to make this recipe! You simply stir the ingredients together and spoon or pour it into molds. It sets up and is super creamy when you eat them. They taste best if you let them sit at room temperature for at least 5 minutes before storing so they soften up just softly.
Can I make this with other fruit?
You can use any berry that you like including raspberries or blueberries, or even try stone fruit like peaches or apricots. We also like these with fresh or frozen mango. Play around, it’s a very versatile recipe!
How to Make the Best Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
- When you’re done blending the ingredients together, taste it for sweetness and if it doesn’t taste sweet enough, add a touch more honey or maple syrup. They will taste the same when frozen, so this is your best bet to ensure that they taste great.
- Use yogurt with fat it in it. This will enhance the creamy texture, offer the fats that your toddler’s brains need, and will just taste better.
- Use strawberries that taste good when you try them fresh. This can impact how much sweetener (if any!) you need so taste them as you go.
- Run the molds or cups under warm water if needed to help them release easily.
- Serve them outside so any drips or mess is less of an issue.
- To make these for a baby, omit the honey and either skip added sweetener or use maple syrup.
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With bright berry flavor and a creamy texture, these freezer pops are a delicious and nutritious dessert or snack. If making these for a baby, omit the optional sweetener.
- 12 ounces plain Greek yogurt (2% or 4%; 2–6 ounce containers)
- 2 cups diced strawberries, stems removed
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or blender and grind until well combined, about 10 seconds, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed.
- Divide the yogurt mixture evenly among reusable molds or 3-ounce plastic cups placed on a plate or a small baking dish. If using cups, place a popsicle stick into the center and surround with sliced strawberries, if desired.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.
- Store any remaining pops made in cups in a zip top freezer bag or cover individually with plastic wrap. To serve, snip the cup with scissors and peel away the cup.
Use blueberries instead of strawberries.
Use frozen strawberries if that’s what you have. You may need to stop and start the blender a few times to get it going.
Stir together the ingredients instead of using the food processor for pops with bigger berry pieces.
When you’re done blending the ingredients together, taste it for sweetness and if it doesn’t taste sweet enough, add a touch more honey or maple syrup. They will taste the same when frozen, so this is your best bet to ensure that they taste great.
Use yogurt with fat it in it. This will enhance the creamy texture, offer the fats that your toddler’s brains need, and will just taste better.
Use strawberries that taste good when you try them fresh. This can impact how much sweetener (if any!) you need so taste them as you go.
Run the molds or cups under warm water if needed to help them release easily.
Serve them outside so any drips or mess is less of an issue.
To make these for a baby, omit the honey and either skip added sweetener or use maple syrup.