Homemade popsicles are the healthiest pops to come by! Non-fat Greek yogurt and a dribble of honey make this frozen strawberry popsicle recipe one of the creamiest ice pops to ever be tasted. Good enough to eat for breakfast!
My boys and I are extremely excited to see our strawberries starting to grow in our backyard! And when they aren't, Santa Barbara has plump juicy strawberries at the farmers' markets pretty much year round. But during the spring they are at their best and sweetest! Strawberries are incredibly variable in flavor, so seek out the ones with the richest tone of red. We also love to go strawberry picking at local farms or pick them from our yard. Only I think we need a bigger yard for how much of this fruit we eat!
In fact I remember when Chase was about 2 1/2 and we first planted our mini strawberry and tomato garden. We just moved into a new home with dirt as tough as an ox. But I was determined. Determined to grow our produce and pat myself on the back for being an awesome gardener. There were lots of epic fails but finally we found a spot that worked. I would be thrilled at the sighting of flowers beginning to blossom into fruit! That thrill shortly would always be followed up with a “mama! look! I picked a green strawberry (or tomato).” Uggggggg!!! Thankfully he understands now but now we have the one year old to train:-)
Ok back to this strawberry popsicle recipe. My whole family is obsessed with homemade popsicles. Both frozen or fresh strawberries work great. Just got some yummy fresh strawberries and want to know how to freeze strawberries? Simply wash them and let them dry before freezing. Blend together fruit, yogurt, honey, dairy free milk (or regular), honey and lemon juice. I froze these in a silicone ice cub tray to make them fun! I love making popsicles in a silicone mold because you can wiggle and pop them out so easy! I used tiny wooden ice cream spoons as the sticks. You could also use a paper straw for the sticks by cutting a few straws into thirds and standing them up in the creamy mixture. I will worn you though, they melt fast so better eat them up quickly!
Strawberries benefit from a touch of lemon to boost their weak natural acidity and it brings more flavor to these ice pops. What could be better with strawberries than cream? …non fat Greek yogurt! Healthy non fat Greek yogurt adds protein and makes these strawberry popsicles such a delicious creamy healthy sweet treat!
How fun would these strawberry yogurt popsicles be for a birthday party?! Sprinkle a bunch of sprinkles or jimmies around the top after its frozen then serve!
- 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1 cup cashew milk almond milk or regular milk is ok
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoons honey
- 1 Tablespoons lemon juice
- Combine strawberries, milk, Greek yogurt, honey and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a silicone ice cube tray or popsicle mold. Add sticks right away or freeze for 20-30 minutes then insert them in the center.
- To serve, gently pop out the popsicles like ice in an ice cup tray. Or for popsicle molds let set about 5 minutes before removing.