On a hot summer day, everyone loves a cold treat. This popsicle recipe is healthy, too.
This popsicle recipe makes a healthy frozen treat enhanced by some nutritious calcium and fresh fruit. Adults and kids alike will love these pops on a hot day. This healthy popsicle recipe only takes a few minutes to make, but plan to freeze them for about eight hours before enjoying.
You’ll need popsicle molds. They’re easy to find in stores or on websites that sell housewares. The molds are usually plastic and typically make six to 12 popsicles per set. The base shapes the edible part of the popsicles and the plastic handles freeze into place. If your set doesn’t have plastic handles, you can use wooden popsicle sticks.
Creamy lemon berry popsicles
- Juice of 4 lemons (can also add a teaspoon of grated lemon zest for extra lemon flavor)
- 2 cups nonfat lemon Greek yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla soy milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- Fresh blueberries or other berries of choice
- Place all the ingredients except the berries in a mixing bowl. Whisk until blended.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, leaving some space at the top for the berries.
- Add a few berries to each popsicle before capping each pop with its handle.
- Carefully move the mold to the freezer.
- Freeze for 8 hours. If the popsicles stick to the mold, gently slide a butter knife around the edges to loosen them.
Serving size: 1 popsicle. Calories: 100. Total fat: 0.5 grams. Saturated fat: 0. Sugar: 10 grams. Sodium: 40 milligrams. Fiber: 1 gram. Protein: 6 grams.
Stacey Kendrick, MS, is a health educator with more than 20 years of experience in wellness and population health. She is a mother to two adult daughters. In her free time, she teaches healthy cooking classes, runs, gardens and enjoys backyard bonfires.