It is almost summertime. Here in Florida, it is already reaching 90 degrees on some days. Since yogurt is packed with healthy probiotics and lots of protein I love reaching for frozen yogurt and frozen yogurt popsicles in the summer. Between not finding a lot of variety in stores and store bought ones being pricey, I love making my own. Here are some tasty, refreshing yogurt popsicle recipes that I love!
Refreshing Yogurt Popsicles
The yogurt section of the store is big and can sometimes have you wondering, what yogurt is best? For yogurt popsicles, the type of yogurt doesn’t really matter. Greek yogurt is thicker and sometimes has more protein. with most of the recipes below, you can choose whatever type of yogurt you want. Lately, I have been loving the Chobani Less Sugar varieties.
How to Make Budget-friendly Yogurt Popsicles
- Use fruit that is in season. If the fruit is not in season it will be more expensive. When your favorite fruit is in season, stock up on it. The best way to get fresh fruit is at a U-Pick farm. Another alternative is to use frozen fruit. Fruits like berries can be frozen and last quite a while.
- Use Large Yogurt Containers. Unless you are just making one yogurt popsicle, buying the larger container not only saves you money but also helps waste.
- Get Creative. The recipes below are just examples. If you have a favorite flavor combo, try it out. The Main concept of most yogurt popsicle recipes is yogurt, plus a milk variety, plus a fruit.
- Dollar Tree Popsicle Molds. While you can find some pretty cute popsicle molds on Amazon, the Dollar Tree has ones you can use as well. I have discovered that they are sturdy as long as you don’t overstuff them since liquids expand when frozen.
- Choose Chunky or Smooth. Since you are the master and creator of these popsicles, then you can decide whether you want big chunks or a blended flavor. I love using either my Magic Bullet Personal Blender or food processor to blend the ingredients.
- Get the Kids Involved. Uneaten popsicles are a waste of money. Ask kids what flavors they would want and have them get involved in the process. Homemade popsicles are a great way to introduce new fruits and even veggies.