These homemade Strawberry Popsicles are a staple in our house. They are sweet, a tiny bit tangy, nutritious, and a cinch to make. They are versatile too, which means you can change the recipe up all year long according to what you have on hand!

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Strawberry Popsicles

Whenever the weather warms up, or if we just need a fun snack, we love to have homemade popsicles. These frozen yogurt pops taste so darn good, but they’re just made with super simple ingredients.

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 You Need

To make this recipe, you need the following ingredients:

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  • Fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Honey (or maple syrup): You can add this to taste according to your preference and the sweetness of the berries.
  • Vanilla extract: This adds another flavor note.
  • Fresh lemon: This perks up all of the flavors, so a little goes a long way.
  • Plain whole milk Greek yogurt: This style of yogurt adds a lot of creaminess.

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.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at how to make these simple homemade popsicles. Scroll down to the end of the post for the full recipe.

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  1. Add the ingredients to a blender or food processor. (photo 1)
  2. Blend to combine well. (photo 2)
  3. Pour into small plastic cups or reusable freezer pop molds. (photo 3)
  4. 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.

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Best Molds 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.

You can find my full Popsicle Mold guide for more recommendations.

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Strawberry Popsicles in plastic cups as molds

Frequently Asked Questions

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 dairy-free?

Sure! Just use a nondairy Greek style yogurt and they’ll work just the same way.

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.

How to Store

Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Best Tips for Success

  • 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 whole milk yogurt if possible. 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.
  • To make without a blender, dice the berries, stir everything together and add to popsicle molds. Freeze as directed.

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Strawberry Popsicles (with Greek Yogurt!)

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.
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 104kcal
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces plain Greek yogurt (2% or 4% milk fat; 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

Instructions

  • 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 popsicle molds.
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving. Run popsicle molds under warm water briefly to help loosen. Serve.
  • Store any remaining pops in a freezer bag with as much air removed as possible for up to 3 months.

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Notes

  • 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 whole milk yogurt. This will enhance the creamy texture, offer the fats that your toddler’s brains need, and will just taste better.
  • Run the molds or cups under warm water if needed to help them release easily.
  • To make these for a baby, omit the honey and either skip added sweetener or use maple syrup.
  • To make without a blender, dice the berries, stir everything together and add to popsicle molds. Freeze as directed.
  • To make these 3-ounce plastic cups, place on a plate or a small baking dish. Add mixture, then place a popsicle stick into the center and surround with sliced strawberries, if desired. Freeze as directed. Snip the edge of the cup to peel it away.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 24mg, Potassium: 87mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 39IU, Vitamin C: 30mg, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I really liked this! It’s easy and doesn’t use sugar. It was the perfect not to sweet summer snack. I think we added more strawberries or something because ours came out very red but it was still really good, and very addicting! The lemon juice gives it a nice pop of flavor, (I normally add lime juice with strawberries but I trusted the recipe and it was delish). Would totally recommend this recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    So easy, and a big hit with our whole family! Not too sweet, which was nice. It made more than our baby-size molds could hold, but I was measuring out of a big yogurt container, so I may have put in more yogurt than I needed. (But the extra was a pretty good smoothie.) Will definitely make again.

  3. 5 stars
    These are so insanely delicious! I am tempted to not share them with my kiddos. Fresh ripe strawberries are the trick to really get all that sweetness from the berry. Such a satisfying guilt free treat.

  4. 5 stars
    I love how creamy these are! My 3 yr old says “these popsicles are delicious!” The Zoku molds are great as well – love the slim stand-up profile of them.

    1. I believe it’s weight. (It’s usually listed right on the smaller individual containers of Greek yogurt—so you’d need two of them.)

  5. 5 stars
    I love the mini popsicle. The link to the mold doesn’t work anymore though. Can you update it or share the name of the product?

  6. Really tasty. Kind of like a strawberries and cream flavor. I used half the sweetener and it was just right for our family. Love this one and your mango popsicle recipe too. It’s a little extra work compared to store bought popsicles, but I think it’s worth it.

  7. 5 stars
    I was worried my toddler would like them bcus they are not too sweet but she loved them. I made them in the round popsicle molds for babies and they came out great! Instead of adding more maple syrup i added some sweet grapes for more sweetness. Love this recipe, will make again and again for the summer.

  8. This is a lovely recipe, excited to try it! Please, where did you get those popsicle molds…are they durable? Thanks!

    1. They are super durable and easy to clean, I highly recommend. The links are in the post above!

  9. Would love to try this recipe but will it work with non-dairy yogurt? If so, any recommendations on which kind? Thanks!

    1. Silk plain almond milk yogurt or So Delicious coconut would be good options. It varies a lot by region as to what other options you may have. Kite Hill is also good and I think Stoneyfield makes some too. I’d look for plain or vanilla and if it says Greek or Icelandic or thick, that will likely be a little thicker and creamier. You may also be able to use full fat coconut milk in a can with good results as another option!