Summer time is the perfect time to make Yogurt Popsicles. Not only can you enjoy their cool refreshment, but you can also live it up with fresh summer fruit, like fresh-from-the-tree peaches!
These 4-ingredient Yogurt Popsicles can be customized to use whatever fruit you have on hand for a perfectly refreshing no-bake dessert recipe.
Thankfully, the technology for freezing ice pops at home has evolved. You’ve got silicone molds, fancy shaped molds, and Go-gurt like silicone molds. There are even disposable Otterpop-like baggies for making frozen treats at home.
You can have your popsicles and choose the ingredients that go in them! These Peach Yogurt Popsicles are a great starting point.
Why Make This
It’s yummy! These Yogurt Ice Pops are delicious with their creamy layers of vanilla yogurt and sweet peach puree. They are super refreshing on a hot summer day.
It’s easy. With just four ingredients, you can whip up these yogurt popsicles in just minutes. You (and the kids) will need to be patient, but it will be worth the wait!
It’s a great way to use up fresh fruit. I’ve made these with very ripe peaches, but you can use any fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand, making this a great recipe for shopping your kitchen.
yogurt – While I use vanilla yogurt, you can use whatever flavor or style you prefer. Yogurt freezes beautifully so it’s a great addition to popsicles.
sugar – sugar helps the texture of the peach layer and adds a bit of sweetness. You can adjust it to taste or substitute honey if you prefer.
orange juice – I like to add a bit of orange juice to the peach puree. Not only does the citrus prevent the peach mixture from browning, but the added juice helps the texture of the frozen pop.
If you’d like to use a different type of fruit in these yogurt popsicles, you can swap out the peaches for any fresh or frozen fruit you like. You can use the mixture from these Homemade Plum Ice Pops or make a puree of one of the following:
- pumpkin puree
Blend 1 cup of the chopped fruit with 3 tablespoons orange juice until smooth. Taste the mixture prior to adding the sugar and adjust to taste. Then assemble the yogurt popsicles as directed.
1. Peel and cut the peaches
Peel the peaches by cutting an X in the bottom and pulling on one of the corners, peeling the skin loose from the fruit. Continue all the way around until the peaches have no skin left. Cut them into pieces.
2. Puree the fruit.
In a food processor fitted with a metal blade (or a high speed blender), place the peaches, sugar, and orange juice. Blend until very smooth, stopping the machine and scraping down the sides as needed to incorporate all the ingredients.
3. Prepare the popsicles.
Alternate layers of fruit puree with layers of vanilla yogurt in popsicle molds. Use a chopstick or knife to swirl the layers a bit. Insert the sticks and freeze until firm.
The amount of peach puree will vary, depending on the size of the peaches. Sometimes you might have leftover peach puree. You can use more yogurt to make more yogurt popsicles or make just peach popsicles in extra molds.
Since these yogurt pops are made with pureed fruit you can easily make them without sugar. If your fruit and/or orange juice are sweet enough, you can omit the sugar in the fruit puree or substitute a bit of honey just to taste.
You can use whatever kind of yogurt you like in these layered fruit and yogurt popsicles. I recommend using a lightly sweetened variety, but it can be any flavor you like.
You can prep this recipe with whatever fruit you have on hand, including strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple. Puree 1 cup of chopped fruit with orange juice. Taste for sweetness and add sugar to adjust. Layer with your favorite style yogurt in popsicle molds and freeze.
Knowing how much it costs you to prepare a recipe can help you decide if it’s the type of recipe to make regularly or one you might want to save for special occasions. Let’s crunch some numbers and see how this recipe pencils out.
- peaches – $0.50
- sugar – $0.11
- orange juice – $0.20
- vanilla yogurt – $0.60
This works out to be $1.41/batch or 47 cents each! Depending on the size of your peaches, your yield may vary.
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Peach Yogurt Popsicles
- 2 peaches peeled and pitted
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoon orange juice
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, place the peaches, sugar, and orange juice. Blend until very smooth.
- Alternate layers of peach mixture and spoonfuls of yogurt in popsicle molds. Freeze until firm.
- pumpkin puree
This post was originally published on July 22, 2012. It has been updated for content and clarity.