Greek Yogurt Fruit Pops

(Quick note:  For our toddlers, we typically make these Greek Yogurt Pops in ice cube trays, and then pop them in mesh feeders as seen in the picture below.  They work great and reduce any choking hazard.)

Whether for a cool treat after running around outside or as a frozen gum-number for those endless bouts of teeth trouble, popsicles have been in high demand on quite a few occasions.  There are tons of options to choose from in the freezer aisle, but I have really wanted to find something with some nutritional benefit since we seem to go through a lot of them.  

Recently, I’ve been turning Stoneyfield’s YoKid Squeezers into popsicles by just throwing them in the freezer; and the boys LOVE them.  So, I thought I would try my own yo-pops (and reduce the sugar content even more) and see if they liked them just as much.

Here are two quick recipes we’ve tried recently and found to be winners!  Be warned; they will taste like yogurt and fruit!  Though you certainly can add a touch of sugar to the recipe(s), you might be pleasantly surprised that your kids will enjoy them with just the “good stuff.”  These recipes make 2 full-sized popsicles or a half tray of ice cubes (to correspond with the individual 7 or 8 oz yogurt cups in the stores), but they can easily be doubled.

Greek Yogurt Mango Pops
Ingredients:
1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
2 Mangoes

1.  Peel and slice ripe mangoes.
2.  Add yogurt and mangos to blender or food processor and combine.
3.  Add to popsicle molds or ice cube tray and freeze until set.*  Makes 2 popsicles or about 1/2 full ice-cube tray.

Greek Yogurt Strawberry Lemon Pops

Ingredients:
1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
2 cups Strawberries
1 tsp Lemon Juice

1.  Rince strawberries and slice.
2.  Add yogurt, strawberries, and lemon juice to blender or food processor and combine.
3.  Add to popsicle molds or ice cube tray and freeze until set.* Makes 2 popsicles or about 1/2 full ice-cube tray.

*After about an hour, remove the pops from ice trays (if using) and store in a freezer bag to reduce freezer burn.

Update:  This treat is featured over at PopSugar Moms.  To see more homemade popsicle suggestions, see 13 Kid-Friendly Frozen Treats to Make at Home .
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10499875903825055381 Rebecca @ Herons Crafts

    These sound so yummy and refreshing! Perfect snack for summer! Thanks for the recipe
    Rebecca @ heronscrafts.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10784734079146964518 Jessica

    Genius! Yet another reason why I have to go get a food processor already! thanks for sharing this, too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13224776167877751976 Michelle

    These look good and I love the mesh feeders, those things are amazing!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Michelle
    http://www.delicateconstruction.com