Mini Frozen Yogurt Pops

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Beat the summer heat with these delightful Mini Frozen Yogurt Pops. Made with creamy yogurt and your favorite fruits, these bite-sized frozen treats are a healthy and refreshing option for hot days. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through a step-by-step recipe for creating these mini popsicles. Whether you enjoy them as a guilt-free dessert or a quick snack, these frozen yogurt pops are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get ready to indulge in a delicious and cooling treat that is perfect for the summer season.

The Mini Frozen Yogurt Pops are a delightful and healthy treat that originated from a desire to create a guilt-free dessert option. Here’s a glimpse into the origins and story behind this refreshing recipe:

  • Health-Conscious Indulgence: The inspiration for these Mini Frozen Yogurt Pops comes from the desire to enjoy a sweet treat without the excess sugar and calories found in traditional desserts. They are perfect for those looking for a healthier alternative.
  • Childhood Nostalgia: Many of us have fond memories of enjoying frozen popsicles during the hot summer months as children. This recipe taps into that nostalgia while incorporating the benefits of yogurt and real fruit.
  • Versatile and Customizable: What makes this recipe special is its versatility. You can customize it with various fruit flavors, sweeteners, and toppings to suit your taste and dietary preferences.
  • Balanced Nutrition: Frozen yogurt is a great source of probiotics, which are beneficial for gut health. By using real fruit and minimal added sugar, this recipe provides a balance of sweetness and nutrition.

Mini Frozen Yogurt Pops

Mini Frozen Yogurt Pops are a fun and convenient way to enjoy the goodness of yogurt and fresh fruits in a frozen form. These bite-sized treats are packed with flavor and offer a refreshing burst with every bite. The creamy texture of the yogurt pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the fruits, making them a delightful and healthier alternative to traditional ice cream popsicles. These mini popsicles are also great for portion control and can be customized with a variety of fruit combinations to suit your taste preferences.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 15 mins Rest Time 4 hrs Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 12 Calories: 45.29 Best Season: Summer

Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, honey (or maple syrup), and vanilla extract. Whisk or stir until well combined and smooth.

  2. Add the fresh fruits to the yogurt mixture and gently fold them in until evenly distributed.

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

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

  5. Cover the popsicle molds with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn and to keep the sticks in place.

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

  7. 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.

  8. Optional: Roll the frozen popsicles in shredded coconut, chopped nuts, granola, or chocolate chips for added texture and flavor.

  9. Place the mini frozen yogurt pops on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and return them to the freezer for a few minutes to firm up.

  10. Once fully frozen, transfer the mini popsicles to an airtight container or freezer bag for storage.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 45.29kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.87g2%
Saturated Fat 0.4g2%
Cholesterol 2.17mg1%
Sodium 6.26mg1%
Potassium 36.89mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 8.22g3%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g2%
Sugars 7.65g
Protein 1.61g4%

* 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 your favorite flavor of Greek yogurt, such as vanilla, strawberry, or coconut, to add extra flavor to the popsicles.

  • Experiment with different fruit combinations, such as strawberry and banana, blueberry and peach, or pineapple and mango.

  • For a creamier texture, blend the yogurt and fruits together in a blender or food processor before pouring into the molds.

  • If you prefer a sweeter taste, add more honey or maple syrup to the yogurt mixture.

  • Feel free to add some texture and crunch by sprinkling chopped nuts or granola into the popsicle molds before pouring in the yogurt mixture.

  • Customize the toppings by rolling the frozen popsicles in your favorite toppings, such as crushed cookies, mini chocolate chips, or colorful sprinkles.

Serving Suggestions:
  • Serve the Mini Frozen Yogurt Pops as a refreshing dessert at summer parties, picnics, or barbecues.

  • Create a popsicle platter by arranging the mini popsicles on a serving tray and garnishing with fresh mint leaves or edible flowers.

  • Offer a variety of flavors and colors by making multiple batches with different fruit combinations. Arrange them on a dessert table for guests to choose from.

Allergen Information:
  • Dairy: Traditional yogurt is a dairy product, so if you have dairy allergies or are following a vegan diet, consider using a non-dairy yogurt alternative, such as almond, coconut, or soy yogurt.

  • Nuts: Some variations of this recipe may include nuts for added texture and flavor. Ensure that the nuts used are safe for you and your guests if there are nut allergies.

Wine or Drink Pairing:
  • Iced Tea: Mini Frozen Yogurt Pops are a perfect match for a glass of iced tea, especially herbal or fruit-infused varieties. The cool, refreshing popsicles complement the iced tea's subtle sweetness.

  • Lemonade: A classic pairing with frozen treats, lemonade, whether traditional or a flavored twist like strawberry lemonade, provides a tangy contrast to the creamy yogurt pops.

Storage and Leftovers:
  • Freezer Storage: After making the Mini Frozen Yogurt Pops, place them in an airtight container or wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Store them in the freezer to maintain their freshness.

  • Consume Promptly: While these pops can be stored in the freezer for several weeks, it's best to enjoy them within a reasonable time frame to prevent freezer burn and loss of flavor.

  • Texture Consideration: Keep in mind that the longer they're stored in the freezer, the harder they may become. You can allow them to sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly before enjoying.

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