One of my favorite memories from childhood involves the homemade popsicles my mom used to make for me. The beauty of homemade popsicles is that you control all the ingredients, they are super inexpensive to make and you can make them as fancy or as simple as you’d like.
The shape of your popsicles may vary from the ones pictured above. It will depend upon the shape of the popsicle molds you purchase. You can find popsicle molds at major retailers such as Walmart, at the dollar store, at specialty kitchen shops or online.
My favorites come from Amazon are round and come in a 2 pack with 4 popsicles each. If you have a larger family, invest in more molds or a mold set with more popsicles per batch.
The recipe below is for mango, raspberry, kiwi popsicles. If you don’t care for one of those flavors, simply sub a different fruit for a flavor you like. If you’re going low carb, choose a yogurt with low carbs and stick with berries for the fruit.
- 1 cup each raspberries mango and kiwi
- 3 cups vanilla yogurt tip, choose light to cut fat or low sugar to cut carbs
- 1/3 cup sugar or sugar substitute that equals sugar in measuring such as Splenda
- Popsicle molds
In a blender, mix 1 cup of yogurt and 1 cup of the fruit you want for the top of your popsicle. The berries should be completely blended for a smooth popsicle or left slightly chunky for a chunky fruit feel.
Layer into the mold about 1/3 up.
Mix another cup of yogurt with your second choice of fruit. Pour into the molds, leaving about 1/3 empty for your final flavor.
Mix the final fruit flavor that will go on the bottom of your popsicles. Pour to top of mold.
Freeze for 6 hours and enjoy a delicious, healthy and refreshing summer treat.
Other Popsicle Ideas
While yogurt and fruit make a smooth and tasty popsicle, don’t rule out:
- Sherbet blended with lemon lime drink (leave a little room as it will expand slightly)
- Kool-Aid (if using multiple flavors, allow each to freeze and then add the next to keep them from blending into a brown colored mess
- Buy cheap popsicle tubes, cut open and pour the liquid into your molds for larger, easier to eat popsicles
- Add pudding to the yogurt and freeze
These are just a few of the ideas you can use. They should get you started and then you can experiment with your own popsicle concoctions. Let us know what you come up with and which are your favorites!