The perfect summer heat wave treat: Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops with Fresh Strawberries. Picking local strawberries to make these was my favorite thing I did this week. So today I give you an oh so simple and delightful summer popsicle with my organic strawberries.
Community Supported Agriculture: A great way to support local farmers
But before I get into that, I would like to welcome you to my Community Supported Agriculture Series. I bought a summer farm share at Clark Farm in Carlisle, MA. This is very exciting. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is all about supporting local farms by buying a share of their harvest before the growing season and receiving farm fresh produce every week for a certain period of time.
I thought it would be fun to post new recipes each week where I use my fresh, organic farm veggies in recipes that you can make too! I know there are a lot of people out there who do CSA in the summer. So this is for all of you!
Frozen Greek yogurt pops: a summer must-have
Greek yogurt has been having a moment for several years now and with good reason. It's creamy, it's tangy, you can add any number of fruits to it and it comes in zero fat, 1% fat, whole milk, etc. I do prefer whole milk Greek yogurt and definitely sugar free. So when I thought about a summer treat to cool down with, my Clark Farm Strawberries were calling. Two weeks in a row we got to pick our own strawberries and I can't tell you how much fun that is.
It's all about the strawberries, isn't it always?
I already posted my Summer Strawberry Torte recipe and I saved some strawberries for these awesome Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops. If you are able to get farm fresh strawberries by either picking them yourself or stopping by a farm stand, I highly recommend it. Strawberries are adorable, right? I don't think I ever realized that. And the strawberries at Clark Farm are this deep red, and they were so ripe and so ready and so beautiful. Even with the strawberries I used for my Greek Yogurt Pops, I still have more! I went ahead and put them in the freezer for now while I think of what I want to do next!
So I ordered a 6-pack of popsicle molds that are 4 ouces each. Here is the link for the popsicle molds on Amazon if you don't have any yourself... I didn't have any before I made these. This recipe comes together very quickly, but then you do have to wait while they freeze. Booooo! But I survived and so will you.
I've got some great tips below in the notes section of my recipe card. I hope you enjoy this recipe - it's so refreshing as we head into the summer months to have a little homemade treat on a hot day. This is a great project for kids too, especially if you can include a trip to a farm to pick your strawberries.Print
Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops with Clark Farm Strawberries
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 6 to 8 hours
- Yield: 6 pops 1x
Looking for a treat to beat the summer heat? A fun popsicle project for the kids? Look no further. Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops with fresh strawberries IS the answer.
- 2 cups diced strawberries (approx. 1 pint)
- 2 cups whole milk greek yogurt
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Cut the top stems off the strawberries and cut each strawberry into four pieces. My strawberries were on the smaller side so four pieces worked. If your strawberries are on the larger side cut the pieces a little smaller.
- Put your cut strawberries in a bowl, add the sugar and mix together. Then let the strawberries and sugar sit for about 10 minutes or so and a delicious syrup will form in the bottom of the bowl.
- Put greek yogurt in a bowl and add the milk. I used whole milk yogurt for mine with no added sugar, but non-fat or low-fat works too. I also used whole milk to thin the yogurt, but you can use low or nonfat milk for this too. Whisk until it becomes a bit thinner. Greek yogurt is thick and we need to thin it out so it’s easier to transfer into the popsicle molds.
- Pour the yogurt into the strawberry bowl and mix with a spatula.
- Spoon the mix into the popsicle molds and leave about a ½” at the top for expansion when freezing.
- Secure all the popsicle sticks on the top of your molds and put in the freezer for 6-8 hours or overnight.
- This is customizable so if you don’t like large chunks of strawberry in your pops, just mash your strawberries with a potato masher. If you have a food processor you could puree the strawberries too – your choice!
- I used 4 tablespoons of sugar, but you can use 3 if you want to go a little less sweet. Or you could try it with honey, which I think would work, but I did not try this myself.
- My preference is whole milk yogurt, but non-fat or low fat works too.
- If you want another layer of flavor, you can use vanilla yogurt (or any flavor) instead of plain, but remember there is usually added sugar in flavored yogurt so keep that in mind.
- When I took my pops out of the freezer and removed one from the mold, I set it on a plate for five minutes or so to let it soften a little before eating. I prefer a softer pop, but that’s just me. 😉
I tried it was so delicious, also I liked it was not too hard for bite
Hi Bob - I'm so glad you tried my yogurt pops! Thank you - I appreciate that. They were a lot of fun to make and so great on a hot summer day!