Dairy-Free Yogurt Pops

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Beat the summer heat with these delicious and creamy dairy-free yogurt popsicles. Made with plant-based yogurt and an array of flavors, these frozen treats are a perfect way to indulge in a guilt-free dessert. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through a step-by-step recipe for making homemade dairy-free yogurt pops. Whether you follow a dairy-free diet, are lactose intolerant, or simply want a refreshing and healthy frozen treat, these yogurt popsicles are a fantastic option. Get ready to cool down and enjoy the creamy goodness of these delightful dairy-free yogurt popsicles!

Dairy-free yogurt pops are a delightful and refreshing treat, especially during hot summer months. This recipe is a twist on traditional frozen yogurt, offering a dairy-free alternative that’s suitable for individuals with lactose intolerance or those following a vegan diet.

The concept of yogurt-based frozen desserts has been around for centuries, with yogurt itself originating from the Middle East and Central Asia. As yogurt became popular worldwide, it evolved into various forms, including frozen yogurt and yogurt popsicles.

In recent years, there has been a growing demand for dairy-free and plant-based alternatives to traditional dairy products. This dairy-free yogurt pops recipe is a response to that demand, offering a creamy and tangy treat without the use of animal-based ingredients.

Dairy-Free Yogurt Pops

Dairy-free yogurt pops are a refreshing and creamy alternative to traditional yogurt popsicles. They are perfect for those who follow a dairy-free or vegan lifestyle or have lactose intolerance. Made with plant-based yogurt and natural ingredients, these popsicles are packed with flavor and have a smooth, creamy texture. The best part is that you can customize them with various flavors, fruits, and toppings to suit your taste preferences. These dairy-free yogurt pops are a healthier alternative to store-bought popsicles and are incredibly easy to make at home.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 10 mins Rest Time 4 hrs Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 6 Calories: 99.99 Best Season: Summer

Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the dairy-free yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Mix well until smooth and well combined.

  2. If using frozen fruits, thaw them slightly so they are easier to blend.

  3. In a blender or food processor, add the fruits and blend until smooth. If desired, strain the fruit puree to remove any seeds or fibers.

  4. Add the fruit puree to the yogurt mixture and gently fold it in to create a marbled effect. Do not overmix to maintain the swirls of fruit in the popsicles.

  5. Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness by adding more maple syrup if needed.

  6. Pour the yogurt and fruit mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a little space at the top for expansion during freezing.

  7. Insert popsicle sticks into each mold, making sure they are centered and secure.

  8. Optional: Sprinkle additional toppings like granola, shredded coconut, or chocolate chips onto the top of each popsicle.

  9. Place the popsicle molds in the freezer and let them freeze for about 4-6 hours or until solid.

  10. Once fully frozen, remove the popsicles from the molds by running them under warm water for a few seconds or dipping the molds in warm water.

  11. Place the dairy-free yogurt popsicles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and return them to the freezer for a few minutes to firm up.

  12. Once fully frozen, transfer the popsicles to a resealable freezer bag or an airtight container for storage.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 99.99kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.43g3%
Saturated Fat 0.17g1%
Sodium 11.76mg1%
Potassium 47.35mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 19.73g7%
Dietary Fiber 0.88g4%
Sugars 14.44g
Protein 2.19g5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.

Note

Tips and Variations:
  • Use a variety of dairy-free yogurt flavors like coconut, almond, or soy to create different flavor combinations.
  • Experiment with different fruits and flavors such as strawberry-banana, blueberry-lime, or mango-pineapple.
  • Add a handful of chopped nuts or seeds for a crunchy texture.
  • For a creamier texture, blend the fruit puree with a small amount of coconut cream or nut butter.
  • If you prefer sweeter popsicles, add a little more maple syrup or sweetener of your choice.
  • To make layered popsicles, freeze one layer of yogurt mixture, then add a layer of fruit puree, and repeat until the molds are filled.
  • Customize the popsicles by adding chunks of fresh fruit into the molds before pouring in the yogurt mixture.
  • Experiment with different toppings like crushed cookies, sprinkles, or a drizzle of dairy-free chocolate sauce.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Enjoy these dairy-free yogurt popsicles as a refreshing treat on hot summer days or as a healthier dessert option.
  • Serve them at parties or BBQs as a delightful frozen treat that everyone can enjoy.
  • Crush the frozen popsicles and use them as a topping for dairy-free yogurt bowls or smoothie bowls.
  • Dip the frozen popsicles into melted dairy-free chocolate and sprinkle with crushed nuts or coconut flakes for an indulgent twist.
Allergen Information:

Dairy-free yogurt pops are a great option for individuals with dairy allergies, lactose intolerance, or those following a vegan diet. However, it's essential to consider potential allergens in the ingredients you use:

  • Nuts: Some dairy-free yogurt alternatives are made from nuts like almonds or cashews. If you or your guests have nut allergies, choose a yogurt made from allergen-free ingredients like coconut or soy.

  • Sweeteners: Be cautious with sweeteners like honey if you or your guests are vegan or follow a strict plant-based diet. Opt for vegan-friendly sweeteners like maple syrup or agave nectar.

  • Fruit Add-Ins: If you're adding fruits to the popsicles, be aware of potential fruit allergies. Common allergenic fruits include strawberries, kiwi, and pineapple. Choose fruits that are safe for everyone.

Wine or Drink Pairing:

Pairing beverages with dairy-free yogurt pops can be a fun and creative experience. Here are some pairing ideas:

  • Iced Herbal Tea: A light and refreshing herbal tea, such as mint or chamomile, complements the fruity and creamy flavors of the popsicles.

  • Fruit Smoothie: Blend up a matching fruit smoothie using the same fruits found in the popsicles for a harmonious pairing.

  • Coconut Water: If your popsicles have a coconut yogurt base, coconut water serves as a hydrating and complementary drink.

  • Sparkling Water: Opt for plain or flavored sparkling water for a fizzy and refreshing contrast to the creamy popsicles.

Storage and Leftovers:

Proper storage ensures your dairy-free yogurt pops stay fresh and delicious:

  • Freezer: After making the popsicles, place them in a popsicle mold or silicone tray. Cover the mold or tray with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. Freeze for at least 4-6 hours or until solid.

  • Individual Wrapping: If you prefer to remove the popsicles from the mold and store them individually, wrap each pop in wax paper or plastic wrap before placing them in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag.

  • Freezer Life: Dairy-free yogurt pops can typically be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Label them with the date to keep track of their freshness.

  • Thawing: When you're ready to enjoy a yogurt pop, remove it from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to make it easier to unmold. Alternatively, run the mold under warm water for a few seconds to release the popsicles.

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