LC Breakfast Pops! Note
Yogurt. Berries. Honey. Sounds like breakfast to us. Or lunch. Or dessert.
Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries
- Quick Glance
- Quick Glance
- 25 M
- 1 H, 5 M
- Makes 8 to 10
Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, just until the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has dissolved.
Rinse the lemon and then slice off the zest, but not the underlying pith, in long strips. (Save the underlying lemon for a different use.) Add the strips of lemon zest to the pan, lower the heat to medium, and simmer for 5 minutes. Let the syrup cool to room temperature. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve, then refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.
Add the yogurt and honey to the chilled syrup and stir until thoroughly combined. Place some of the sweetened yogurt mixture into each of the molds, pouring to a height of about 3/4 inch. Freeze until the mixture begins to set, about 40 minutes.
If the blackberries are big, cut them in half. Divide the blackberries among the molds, then pour in the remaining yogurt mixture, dividing it evenly among the molds. (To make marbled pops, see the headnote above, just beneath the picture.)
If using conventional molds, snap on the lid and freeze until solid, 3 to 4 hours. If using glasses or other unconventional molds, freeze until the pops are beginning to set (45 minutes to 1 hour), then insert the sticks and freeze until solid, 3 to 4 hours.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
These are pretty fantastic. The yogurt isn’t too sweet at all and is reminiscent of the “froyo” craze. The pops are tangy and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer evening. The only change I would make would be to mash the berries (I used blueberries, but you can use strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.) with the yogurt, so that the fruit isn’t like a little icicle waiting to give you a brain freeze when you bite into it. That way, the yogurt would actually take on more of the berry taste, which would make these pops extra special.
My daughters and I LOVED these yogurt ice pops, which were so very easy to make. Actually, my teen was the one who made them, with my supervision. The toddler decided that having two would not be enough, so she had four of them at once. Chilling in the fridge only took 10 minutes. How easy and healthy they are — and kids and adults alike love them. The mixture of the Greek yogurt and honey almost reminded me of a smoother and more delicate cheesecake!