Cool down with these refreshing strawberry yogurt granola popsicles. Just 3 ingredients and under 100 calories!
Besides standing next to an open refrigerator, a cold refreshing popsicle is the best way to beat the summertime heat. With temperatures rising in Southern California, it’s tempting not to hit the closest frozen yogurt shop or McDonald’s drive through for a vanilla cone!
Being 7 months pregnant with cravings, I’ve been indulging a bit too frequently, so I decided to make a healthier dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth without going overboard on the calories.
Adding fresh seasonal berries to your favorite yogurt is a quick and easy way to create dessert at home, and you get to create the flavor. I hope you enjoy cooling down with my easy three ingredient strawberry yogurt granola popsicles!
I love making popsicles with my Norpro Ice Pop Maker that I purchased on Amazon. If you are looking to make some fancy popsicles with the latest popsicle technology, Zoku brand popsicle molds are really neat too.
Local strawberries have been super sweet this season, so I used my Vitamix Blender to create a blend with vanilla yogurt. You can use any berries you like or even yogurt. Greek-style yogurt works well too for some extra protein!
Yogurts can be pretty high in added sugar, so I make sure to read the nutritional labels before. If you want the popsicles a bit sweeter, you can always add some honey or agave to the yogurt.
For some extra texture and flavor, I added the diced strawberries and granola in the popsicles. These strawberry yogurt granola popsicles are less than 100 calories per pop, the perfect healthy snack or dessert on a hot day! Don’t like strawberries? You can check out my other homemade fruit popsicles recipes online.
What to know about freezing temperatures
To achieve the smoothest texture from a frozen popsicle, fast freezing, and very low temperatures would produce the smallest ice crystals and best texture. Unfortunately, our freezers at home have the slowest rates of freezing. The temperatures are typically set to −18 °C (0 ºF) or lower. However, it will take at least 30 minutes for even the water to become frozen then require additional time for the dissolved solids to freeze. That is why store bought popsicles have excellent texture due to the various quick freezing technologies utilized. This doesn’t mean homemade pops can’t taste just as delicious!