Ford Hollis absolutely loves yogurt that comes in a tube… he also loves ice cream. So, when he was a baby I started putting the tube yogurt in the freezer and telling him it was ice cream. I thought that yogurt must be better than giving him real ice cream and so it became his special treat. But for a while I’ve worried, because surely something that comes in a tube can’t be all that healthy, right? And for the longest time I wanted to figure out an alternative. Then I saw these cute little popsicle stick bags on Amazon and I got so excited! I immediately had to figure out how to make my own homemade yogurt pops! As anyone who’s ever cooked, or even just used a blender might expect, homemade yogurt pops are the easiest thing in the world! This little treat is great for those of you with kiddos or even you grown ups who want a frozen treat but want to control what goes in it.
This is a really simple recipe that takes no time at all to make. The blender or food processor does all of the work for you. We used one of those small individual cup blenders. It’s great for easier clean-ups, especially if you’re making small batches of something.
Fill them both up with milk, honey, Greek and yogurt. Then if you want to create different flavors, add frozen cherries to one blender and frozen strawberries and banana slices to the other. You can use whatever fruit your like, but it’s best with frozen fruit, since it acts like ice in the recipe.
We found the plastic popsicle tubes online! But if you don’t want to use them, feel free to use a regular popsicle mold or even those small paper cups. Fill with a bit of each to create an ombré look!
Pop into the freezer and freeze for at least 6 hours or until firm. When you’re ready to eat them, allow them to thaw for about 5 minutes before digging in.
You can easily flavor your homemade yogurt pops a thousand difference ways, and they’re great for kids parties because they’re healthier options to have on hand, rather than ice cream, cake or cookies!
They keep for a while in the freezer, so it’s nice to make a few batches and keep them on hand. Kids can grab one as an after school snack and you’ll feel good about what they’re eating.
- 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit (strawberries or cherries)
- 1 banana, frozen, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup Greek plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Divide the smoothie among a popsicle mold, paper cups or plastic popsicle baggies. Fill to the top, seal and place in the freezer.
- Allow to freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight. Thaw for a minute or two before eating!