Creamy yogurt popsicles with a blueberry swirl are a perfect summer treat. You only need 3 ingredients to make blueberry yogurt popsicles that are light and full of fresh fruit flavor.
My obsession with popsicle recipes continues despite the June gloom hovering over San Diego. Normally I love the weather in San Diego, but not during June gloom. Last month we were enjoying sunny, mid 70s weather. Now it’s June and the skies are gray, the wind is kicking up and the temperatures have cooled considerably.
Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles
I’m still pretending it’s summer and warm by making lots and lots of popsicles. My latest idea was to create a blueberry swirl popsicle. I made them healthier by using fresh blueberries and fat-free yogurt.
They are easy to make though the swirl portion was harder to create than I thought. It’s quite hard to swirl around the blueberry mixture within the narrow confines of the ice pop mold, but it does work.
- Nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- Granulated sugar
- Fresh blueberries
To bring out the vibrant purple-blue of the berries, I heated them first with some sugar to bring out the juices. Otherwise, your blueberry swirls will be a gray-blue. You can also use frozen blueberries if fresh ones aren’t in season.
You can also use other berries like chopped strawberries, blackberries, or raspberries.
I like to keep them light with fat-free Greek yogurt, but you can use regular plain Greek yogurt.
Or try a flavored yogurt to go with the berries. I think vanilla yogurt would work well or you could try blueberry yogurt and make these blueberry popsicles. If you use a flavored yogurt, you might want to reduce the amount of added sugar in the recipe.
How to Make Them
Place the yogurt and sugar in a blender and process until the mixture is smooth. You can add more sugar if you want sweeter popsicles.
Warm the blueberries with some sugar in a saucepan on the stove. Cook them until the blueberries start to release their juices and the sugar is melted. Stir continuously while they cook.
Spoon some of the yogurt mixture into the popsicle molds. Add a layer of the blueberry mixture and top it with more yogurt. Repeat this layering process until you’ve filled the molds.
Freeze the popsicles for several hours or until firm.
Can you use other kinds of yogurt for this recipe?
I’ve only tested this with Greek yogurt. It’s thicker than regular yogurt and makes the popsicles creamier.
Why are my popsicles icy?
Did you use Greek yogurt? I find that makes the creamiest yogurt popsicles because it’s thicker and freezes better.
Also, don’t omit the sugar. Sugar helps prevent ice crystals from forming – if you leave it out they will be icier.
How long do blueberry yogurt popsicles keep?
Once frozen, yogurt popsicles will keep for a week in the freezer. Store them away from the door in the coldest part of the freezer.
I loved biting into the sweet blueberry sections of the yogurt bar, which still have a little blueberry juice inside.
More Fruit Popsicles
Or browse all of my popsicle recipes for even more ideas!
Blueberry Swirl Yogurt Ice Pops
- 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- Mix yogurt and 1/4 cup sugar in blender until smooth. You may want to add more sugar depending on preference. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, put in blueberries and sprinkle 2 tbsp sugar on top. Blueberries will begin to bubble and some will burst. Cook until sugar is melted and the majority of berries have burst, stirring constantly.
- Add in some yogurt to the bottom of the ice pop molds. Add in a layer of cooked blueberries with the blueberry syrup that has developed from the berry juice. Repeat with yogurt and then again with blueberries until you reach the top of the molds. Freeze for several hours or overnight. Remove ice pops according to manufacture instructions.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.