Blueberry and Honey Yogurt Popsicles
This week we're turning our Thirsty Thursday recipe into a popsicle. These popsicles are quick and easy to make, although they'll have you waiting in anticipation as they take their sweet time to freeze! These recipe screams summer and I cannot wait to start making these every week with whatever fruit I find at our local Farmer's Market. This blueberry and honey yogurt popsicle recipe is a healthy and versatile snack option. You can easily substitute the blueberries for your favorite fruit, letting this popsicle meet your sweet tooth cravings while still being healthy and packed full of nutrients.
These simple popsicles are also great for your little ones, helping them get important nutrients, while they enjoy a treat that isn't cookies or crackers. Sometimes it seems like those are the only things my 18 month old will eat...who knew I gave birth to a cookie monster?!
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 tsp white sugar
- 2 cups Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup honey*
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Place blueberries in a bowl and sprinkle with white sugar. Using the back of a fork, lightly mash blueberries releasing their juices, while you mix the sugar into them. Set aside to rest.
In a medium bowl, mix together your yogurt, honey and lemon juice until combined. Make sure to taste your yogurt mixture once combined, adding more honey or lemon juice based on your preferences.
Once the yogurt mixture has been sweetened to your liking, stir in the blueberries. If you would like to maintain that swirled look, make sure not to mix too much, or your popsicles will be purple. Try to gently fold your blueberries into your yogurt, mixing only as much as needed, creating that beautiful swirl.
Once combined, pour your popsicle mix into your mold and insert popsicle sticks. If you don't have a popsicle mold, small paper cups, or shot glasses also work. Cover and freeze for at least four hours, but preferably overnight. When you are ready to enjoy, run your popsicle mold under warm water for about ten to fifteen seconds until you can gently remove it from the mold. Enjoy quickly before they melt!
Do you have a favorite fruit that you're going to try instead? Next up I'm thinking raspberry peach! Let us know what your go-to fruit choice would be in the comments below and don't forget to tag us with your creations with the #thirstythursdays on Instagram! Remember to Get Thirsty!
*If you are making these for your little ones, please make sure they are over 12 months old due to the use of honey in this recipe.