Those strawberry yogurt popsicles are perfect for a healthy treat for your little ones during summer. They are nutritious, delicious and easy to make, without mentioning a fun activity to do with them. If your young children at home or that during summer, don’t go to camp or daycare like mine, you know how long days can be if nothing is planned, haha! And cooking, I find, is one of the activities that is beneficial for the whole family. Not only you have homemade food for the family, but it’s a great way to connect and have fun with your kids, and a good opportunity to teach math and science. Sometimes, I even add music for extra fun or to teach different composers – depends on the days.
To come back to the popsicles, these ones should please the whole family as they are made with ingredients kids usually love – fresh strawberries, plain yogurt, maple syrup (although honey can be used if you prefer) and a pinch of pink salt.
A note on yogurt. The quality of it is very important. You want to choose a plain yogurt, preferably organic, and you want to get a full-fat yogurt, which is the most natural, unprocessed one. Yogurt can be or healthy or unhealthy depending which one you get. There are so many kinds that it actually should deserve a blog post (I’m writing this down as I type). Greek yogurt works too in the recipe, just in case you’re wondering. But avoid the low-fat yogurts and the yogurts (fruits, vanilla, ..) that have added sugars in them. If you look at the labels, you will see how much sugar they can contain. And for the recipe, you will add maple syrup or honey, which is much more natural and actually contain nutrients and provide health benefits.
A few good yogurt brands I like include:
If dairy-free, couple good brands are:
For the recipe, you can take regular yogurt or a dairy-free yogurt. To sweetened, I used pure maple syrup but a good quality local honey would be just as good.
To make them, I simply blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Then, I divide it between popsicle molds and freeze overnight. Once frozen, to remove popsicle from the mold easily, you may want to run it under room temperature water for about 10 seconds. I find the popsicles easier to remove when using silicone popsicle molds.
You can get popsicle molds in most cooking stores, department stores and even online.
Those strawberry yogurt popsicles are nutritious and tasty. The whole family should enjoy these. Enjoy!
Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
- 1 cup organic plain full fat yogurt
- 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup (or local honey)
- Pinch Himalayan salt
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Divide between popsicle molds. Add stick in each of them.
- Freeze overnight.
- To unmold, gently twist on each side and pull. If you need, run mold under running water for 10 seconds.