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.