Summer is here! When the temperature hits over 20 degrees (that’s 68 in Fahrenheit) and the sun is shining, that means summer has arrived also to the Northern part of Europe. And that’s when you start dreaming about ice cream. I’m a big ice cream fan. I even have an ice cream machine. It’s huge and makes a terrible noise, but I still love making my own ice cream. Well, this recipe is super simple and doesn’t require an ice cream machine. It’s a healthy version of ice cream, a frozen yoghurt. These berry yoghurt popsicles are great for the whole family.
I think this is the perfect sweet little treat to give to your kids on a hot Summer afternoon. Prepare the popsicles in the morning and they will be ready in the afternoon.
Too bad I didn’t have a camera when my toddler tried them. It was the first time she ever ate ice cream and I loved her surprised facial expression when she got a cold little piece in her mouth. Soon she was asking for more.
I made these berry yoghurt popsicles with greek yoghurt. You can use any yoghurt you like, preferably unsweetened. I used honey for sweetness and real vanilla powder for flavour. Just keep in mind that honey is not suitable for kids under 12 months, so use another sweetener if needed.
- 4 dl / 1,7 cups greek yoghurt
- ½ tsp real vanilla powder
- 1,5 tbsp honey (not suitable for kids under 12 months)
- 1,5 dl / 0,6 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1,5 dl / 0,6 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- Mix yoghurt, honey and vanilla.
- Chop raspberries and strawberries. If you use frozen ones, don't let them melt. Just quickly chop with a knife.
- Fill out the popsicle molds. I think the easiest way is to use a pastry bag to get the yoghurt into the molds. Start with a layer of yoghurt, then add chopped berries of choice (or both if you like), then yoghurt and then the other chopped berries. Continue layers like this until the molds are full. End with a layer of yoghurt.
- Add the lids and sticks to the molds and put them in the freezer for about 5 hours.
- This amount will make about 6 popsicles depending on the size of your molds.
Enjoy the berry yoghurt popsicles!