The best way to give your kids a healthy after school treat is to make it taste delicious. This recipe is one you can modify so each child has their favorite berries and/or fruit. Most kids have different tastes and preferences; this can help eliminate fighting over who gets what. Of course, if your kids love the same berries and fruits, just be sure you make enough for everyone to get their share.
Choosing Popsicle Molds
There are a ton of popsicle molds available. Decide how much of a serving you wish for your kids. Obviously, a regular size popsicle will be too big for a two-year-old, but the right size for a middle grader.
- Popsicle molds are sold in sets, such as 4, 6, 8 or even 3 – 6 mold sets.
- You can purchase molds that have reusable a built-in handle and drip guard. The drip guard is an excellent feature, especially for younger kids.
- You may prefer the old-fashioned popsicle stick version.
- Decide which style and number of molds best fits your family.
Tips for Berries and Fruits
If you don’t want chunks of fruit in the popsicle or if you feel it will be difficult for your kids to avoid make a mess, you can modify this recipe. Just put the yogurt and fruit into a blender for a smoothie effect before adding it to the popsicle mold.
Modifying Yogurt Fruit Popsicle Recipe
You can easily modify this very basic recipe. If you only have a four-popsicle mold, simply divide the recipe by two for a more convenient version. You can also double or even triple the recipe to accommodate the number of popsicle molds you wish to fill.
I’m all about fermented foods for health these days and if you are too, then you can give that kefir smoothie a new spin by substituting it for the yogurt in this recipe. Sneak in more fruit or berry pieces or if you’re using a plain kefir smoothie, add different cut-up fruits and/or berries. Kefir is another great way to make a healthy snack/treat for your kids when they get home from school.
Healthy Fun After School Yogurt Fruit Popsicles
With a little imagination, you can make all kinds of interesting taste-worthy additions to this recipe, such as adding nuts or a few sweetened dark chocolate chips, just enough for a taste. Keep any additions bite-size small to avoid it turning into a mess.
Use Leftover Yogurt and Fruit Mix: Fill ice trays with any remaining mixture. Just add toothpicks for easy eating. Or, add a couple of yogurt cubes to a smoothie drink.
Great nutritional after school snack for all ages!
- Popsicle Molds
- Popsicle Sticks unless using molds with built-in handles
- 2 ½ cups Yogurt (your choice)
- ½ - ¾ cup Shredded coconut flakes (Choose sweetened or unsweetened)
- 1/3 – 2/3 cup Honey (add or reduce amount to taste) (if prefer use different sweetener)
- 1 ¾ to 2 cups Fruit: peaches, bananas, pineapple, orange slices,etc. (diced)
- 1– 2 cups strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc. (whole or cut up)
Mix yogurt and coconut together.
Add yogurt mixture, berries and fruit to popsicle mold in layers.
Layer with alternating ingredients. Start with yogurt mixture, berries, yogurt, fruit and yogurt until popsicle mold is filled.
Fill all popsicle molds by alternating the layers.
Place in freezer for 3 to 4 hours until completely frozen.
Store in freezer until served.
Use Leftover Yogurt and Fruit Mix:
- Fill ice trays with any remaining mixture.
- Just add toothpicks for easy eating.
- Or, add a couple of yogurt cubes to a smoothie drink.