Healthy Homemade Popsicles with Fresh Strawberries and Yogurt

Everyone eats popsicles in the Summer. Or if you’re like me, I could eat them all year long! So what’s the problem with making them yourself? It’s just as easy buying them at a store, plus it’s healthier. All you need is fresh Strawberries, Agave syrup, Lemon Juice, and some Yogurt, along with a blender and popsicle molds.

Agave syrup is a natural alternative to sugar that has a lower Glycemic index and is sweeter than refined sugar so you won’t need as much. My popsicle molds were relatively small so I had a bit extra for later. Just chill in the fridge till you have an empty mold available. I did a mixture of pureed Strawberries and Yogurt for a creamy consistency. To give it a softer texture, I cooked down the Strawberries with the Agave syrup, so when you bite into them you don’t get frozen Strawberry chunks. Add more syrup if your Strawberries aren’t sweet enough or too tart, mine were pretty ripe.

Homemade Strawberry and Yogurt Popsicles Recipe

  • 2 cups fresh ripe strawberries, cored and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup (use sugar or maple syrup as a substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

    In a medium sauce pan, simmer the Strawberries and Agave until very soft, about 5-7 minutes. Pour into blender or food processor, add the Lemon juice, and pulse a few times, until fruit is almost pureed but not liquified. The puree makes about over a cup. Chill in the refrigerator until cool.

    Stir yogurt into the chilled Strawberry mixture until combined. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight. To remove, run some warm water over the outside of the mold until you can gently pull the popsicle out.

    Total Time: 10-15 minutes
    Yield: Makes 4-8, depending on the size of your popsicle molds

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    4 Responses to “Healthy Homemade Popsicles with Fresh Strawberries and Yogurt”

    1. babi July 31, 2011 at 4:37 am #

      congratulation for your site ! I like to see your recipes.


    2. Suzanne August 2, 2011 at 2:42 am #

      Great minds think alike, I made these a few months ago and they are wonderful and guilt free. Your pictures are wonderful 🙂

      • Barb August 2, 2011 at 7:40 am #

        Thanks for the nice comment, Suzanne! I saw your photos on Foodgawker, very impressed 🙂

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