I’m told it’s popsicle week this week, and who am I to argue? It’s barely summer but NY has already hit “swelter season.” That means it’s what we call 3H weather: hazy, hot, and humid. Strawberry banana yogurt popsicles are sweet, cold, and have no additional sugar added. They’re the perfect summer treat when the temperature hits “Oh no, you gotta be kidding me!” There’s also no cooking or heating anything involved; ideal when it’s just too warm and sticky to face a hot stove.
All you have to do is measure the ingredients, blend everything together, and then freeze. About 2 hours later, you’ve got a great snack.
I adapted the recipe slightly from one I found online here. The original recipe was for 10 pops, which is way too much. So, I cut it in half. I also used strawberries instead of mixed berries. It’s the height of strawberry season and they are outrageously delicious!
I have a four-pop mold popsicle set, which holds about three ounces each. I’ve had them for years, which is both great and annoying. Great because they’ve held up well; annoying because since the pops all insert into one tray, it’s hard to get only one pop at a time. I’d much rather have something like this, which is designed to make it easier to get one pop out at a time.
Some molds are bigger (or smaller), so the final number of pops you get will depend on the size of the mold you have. If you don’t have a mold at all, you can pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and stick toothpicks in it. That will give you a dozen bite size mini-pops instead.
Strawberry Banana Yogurt Popsicles Substitutions and Variations
- Use blackberries, raspberries, or a combination of berries instead of just strawberries
- If you have leftover mixture, add some crushed ice, blend it again, and make a smoothie
- Add a splash of vanilla extract and/or nutmeg
- Go for some tequila or rum and make adult popsicles (figure roughly one ounce of liquor per five ounces of everything else)
This design makes it far easier to get one popsicle at a time. Each mold sits in its own individual slot, so you don’t have to struggle to get just one pop. There’s also a little tiny brush to clean them with. Or, just put them in the dishwasher.
If you really want to get fancy, try out this juice pop maker. Freeze the container ahead of time, then add the ingredients, and you’ll get a tasty frozen treat in just 7 minutes. It doesn’t even need electricity. Note that this will only work with sugar-sweetened pops (not sugar-free or artificial sweeteners).
More Desserts and Treats
My mom used to make these when I was little. They were delicious then, and still are. A healthy, sweet treat that’s great on hot days.
A sweet drink that’s packed with vitamins and potassium, rather than processed sugar. Great for a snack.
Treat yourself with an easy dessert that takes very little effort to make. Serve plain or top with chocolate sauce or ice cream.
Kick back, relax, and enjoy a refreshing adult beverage. Close your eyes and pretend you’re on a tropical beach, swaying under the palm trees.