Homemade popsicles are an easy frozen treat, so Let’s Make Blueberry Yogurt Frozen Fruit Popsicles, with 4-ingredients; blueberries, yogurt, lemon and agave!
Can you think of a more versatile fruit year-round than blueberries?
Sweet, tart, loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.
Blueberries are the perfect fruit to quickly turn into a compote.
Plopping a handful into your morning yogurt or smoothie is simply a healthy way to get the day off to a great start.
Summer Frozen Fruit Popsicles
Summertime brings to mind a few things we long for, while in the dead of winter.
Make Your Own Popsicles, is right there at the top for me!
Summer wouldn’t be summer without refreshing frozen fruit popsicles!
Nearly every fruit can be simmered down with a splash of something sweet and a drizzle of lemon and made into a luscious compote.
It makes for a perfect mix with yogurt for making popsicles.
Today I am making blueberry compote for my first popsicles of the season.
How timely that blueberry season arrives right around the celebration time of Independence day.
You will see blueberries in more desserts for 4th of July than any other fruit.
So, why not create a patriotic treat, with yogurt and blueberries!
Blueberry and yogurt popsicles are easy to make, so stock them up in the freezer for the long lazy days of summer.
Blueberry Health Benefits
Not everyone is concerned about health benefits of desserts or sweet treats, so let’s not tell them how healthy these popsicles are!
Certainly, blueberries are known for their antioxidant rich properties, but they are also a wise choice instead of sugary treats.
Blueberries are also known for being high in fiber.
However, let’s talk about yogurt!
Thick Rich Greek Yogurt Popsicles
While I often make my own yogurt, I found that a thick rich Greek yogurt would be the perfect yogurt for my popsicles.
The hot summer weather can often be accompanied by indigestion, due to the increase in the body’s temperature.
Yogurt helps cool down the body’s temperature, while also bringing aid to digestion.
Combining the yogurt and blueberries together for a cooling popsicle is both delicious and ‘healthy wise’ for the whole family.
Popsicle Flavors Are As Diverse As There Are Ingredients In Your Kitchen
The choices for a healthy popsicle mixture knows no limits.
Fruity popsicles can range from pureed fruits, to simply a favorite fruit juicy.
When making creamy ice cream bars, I often opt for using Greek yogurt or coconut milk instead of cream.
Into the blueberry compote, try tossing in a variety of berries, for a mixed berry and yogurt frozen fruit popsicle.
Have a favorite smoothie?
Those can make for the perfect frozen popsicle mix!
Go ahead, I dare you to whip up my Detox Green Smoothie and make that into a popsicle.
It could well become your favorite mid-day vitamin boost for the summer!
Making Popsicles Is Too Easy!
Once you own a popsicle mold, and trust me, they are not expensive, you will be making frozen popsicles all summer long!
If you don’t own a popsicle mold yet, no worries, we can do this the old fashioned way, with disposable paper cups and sticks.
Place the popsicle mixture into the cups, freeze just to the freezing point, make a small slit in the center and slide the wooden popsicle sticks in.
The popsicle will continue to freeze with the stick in the center of the pop.
How To Make Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles
First – wash the blueberries and place them in a saucepan.
Second – add the lemon juice and agave. Simmer on low until the blueberries begin to pop open and soften.
Third – with the back of a wooden spoon, press the berries so that they are more of a sauce and less whole berries. Cool completely.
Last – Layer the blueberry compote with the yogurt, into the popsicle molds, or disposable cups, and freeze.
Storing – once the popsicles are frozen solid, remove and store in a freezer bag, freeing up the mold to make more.
Let’s Love Some More Great Popsicles!
With the passion for frozen popsicle treats that I have, for sure I’ve got more to share with you!
These are just a few, with more coming every summer, as inspirations ignite and I can steal more time in the kitchen to create, rather than here writing to you!
- Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles – made with homemade lemonade and farm fresh strawberries.
- Wellness Popsicles – perfect for cold, flu or allergy season
- Almond Espresso Popsicles
- Mocha Latte Popsicles – because come 4:00 I want cold coffee and not hot coffee in summertime!
- Garden Lavender Blueberry Popsicles – fragrant and delicious, made with homemade almond milk, honey, blueberries and lavender.
- Watermelon Frozen Fruit Popsicles – with 2-ingredients, fresh watermelon and honey.
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Lemon juice
- Small saucepan
- Popsicle molds and sticks
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Wooden spoon
- 1 Skewer stick – to stir inside the popsicle mold
Blueberry Yogurt Frozen Fruit Popsicles
- Popsicle molds
- 1 Skewer stick
- 15 oz Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 cups Fresh Blueberries
- 2 tbsp Agave
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- To make a compote, place the blueberries in a saucepan. Add agave and lemon juice. Simmer until soft and mushy, about 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.
- In the popsicle molds, spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon of yogurt into the mold. Layer with 1 tablespoon of blueberry compote, then yogurt until each mold is filled. With a long skewer stick, place it inside each mold and give just a little swirl, not too much.
- Put the lids on and sticks in, or however your mold comes together to prepare the popsicles. Freeze until set, about 4 hours. Overnight is best.
- They can be served directly from the mold, or remove and wrap individually, freeing up the mold for more popsicles.