Summer is almost over, but it is nowhere near the ending for frozen treats. I eat them all year round. 😛 During winter time, I would turn on the heater to eat ice cream or popsicle. Haha… Pretty ridiculous, right? But those treats are so hard to resist!
Last year, Bryan bought me a popsicle mold. We tried making some pineapple and coconut popsicles, but they were too icy. We didn’t like them. Ever since then, the popsicle mold had been sitting in a lonely corner and collecting dust.
Last week, I finally decided to make some popsicles. I made these yogurt popsicles, and they turned out perfect. They were not overly sweet with a hint of tangy flavor from the yogurt. They tasted like sweet lassi in Indian restaurant or plain frozen yogurt (like Pinkberry). They were pretty creamy and unbelievably easy to make. These are the treats that everyone will love!
On a side note, I LOVE Fage yogurt!!! It is so thick and creamy. No other brand can compare with them. My favorite is the Total 0% with honey. If you haven’t tried it, go and get it!
Yogurt Popsicles (Adapted from Just One Cookbook)
– 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
– 2 cups sugar
– 1 cup water
- For the simple syrup, in small saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and water. Stir and cook until sugar dissolves. Turn up the heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool.
- In a large bowl, add the yogurt and 1 cup simple syrup. Whisk until combined and smooth. Taste and add 1 – 3 tablespoons more syrup if desired. Fill the popsicle molds with yogurt mixture. If using molds that contain sticks or hold wooden ones in place, put on lids and freeze. If using open cup molds, freeze until beginning to set, about 1½ hour, then insert the sticks and put back in freezer.
- After about 5 hours, popsicles are ready. If the popsicles are stuck in the molds, dip the molds in warm water for 10 seconds or so. Remove molds and serve.
- Greek yogurt is just strained yogurt. You can make your own with regular yogurt, follow this recipe.
- If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can use those small 3-ounce paper cups.
- Simple syrup leftover can be kept in an airtight container for 1 month. You can use it in drinks and cocktails.
- For storage: Place a wax paper around the popsicle and put in a Ziploc bag. They can be kept for at least a few days in the freezer. (Maybe even longer.)
I just posted a yogurt based popsicle recipe today too! Except, I didn’t have a mould and hence it didn’t look as pretty. 🙂 Greek yogurt is the absolute best for this, isn’t it?
LOL! We really do think alike!!! Yes, greek yogurt is the best. It has less water, so the popsicles come out creamy.
I still have yet to get myself a popsicle mold. I said I would get one this summer, but…… These yogurt pops sounds really good. I bet they’d be great with some added fruit, too.
You can still make popsicles with those 3-oz tiny cups. These pops were really tasty and easy. Yes, you can add fruit in it. I am not a fan of hard rock frozen fruit. It is better to puree the fruit and stir in the yogurt. Enjoy!
Thank you for linking back Lok! I’m so happy seeing just the simple version without mango, because I realized I can eat this while kids and husband eat one with mango. I do remember that it tastes so good with the yogurt one alone (when I’m not eating mango area). I’d have to make it again. I usually put away ice cream bowl (and this year popsicle molds) but now I think twice about it… yeah heater on and eat ice cream… 🙂 Thanks again!
You are welcome! I should thank you instead. I actually made your mango lassi pops first. But then, I realized the yogurt part is just as good on its own. And with some leftover yogurt, I made these pops.
You can definitely make some mango pops for your kids and enjoy the plain yogurt ones yourself. You will all be happy. 🙂 Have a great holiday weekend!
Thank you for this! I never quite get through a big tub o’ yogurt, but I love frozen treats (I live in Santa Barbara and it’s warm much of the year). With this recipe I can buy the bigger tub and not throw anything out. I’m thinking I might try this in ice-cube trays, putting plastic wrap over to insert toothpicks. That way I have little frozen bites.
I love that idea of using ice-cube trays! They would be cute little treats. And you are so right! I am always afraid to buy the big tub yogurt because it always expired before I can finish it. This recipe is definitely a great solution.
By the way, Santa Barbara is a beautiful town. My husband and I just went up there in May for a short getaway. Had a blast during the wine tasting tour!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoy the popsicles.
I love Greek Yogurt and this is a wonderful treat to cool down. Although summer is coming to an end…but it’s about the hottest time ever for this whole summer. 🙂 I think we’ll have a few more heat waves to bear before it’s Fall.
I know! It is weird that LA doesn’t get hot until Sept in the past couple years. I can’t wait until Fall!!!
I need to go buy some popsicle moulds! I have a huge tub of greek yogurt (Fage) in the fridge and am running out of ideas as to what to do with it. These look like an awesome idea, thankyou 🙂
You are very welcome, Abbe! If you don’t have the molds, just use tiny cups or ice cube trays as Aerynn suggested. Enjoy! Have a great weekend.
I’m with you and can always have frozen treats all year round and these popsicles sound amazing! I need to get some pretty popsicle molds too, these look so pretty:)
Thanks Kelly. You should get the molds. They are not pricey at all. Have fun and enjoy!
Yogurt popsicles sound YUM-O and they turned out pretty! 🙂
Thank you Tamara! They are really easy and good. My friend keeps bugging me to make them. He even wants me to make it for Thanksgiving. 😛