The Speckled Palate
July 24, 2013

Blackberry and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Naturally sweetened popsicles are where it’s at during the summertime! Cool down with these tart and slightly sweet Blackberry and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles.

Naturally sweetened popsicles are delicious during the summertime! Cool down with these tart and slightly sweet Blackberry and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles.

It’s hot outside, y’all, and since this summer is slowly dragging on, I’ve been getting creative about not using the oven as much as possible to keep our home cool. These popsicles are an attempt at that, and I’d like to think they’re a pretty awesome one.

But first? I’ve got a story for y’all, and it kind of pertains to these popsicles.

A month ago, I learned that I am lactose intolerant. However, I’m not allergic to milk, so that’s good news. And all the other allergies I used to have minus cockroaches? Gone. The doctor thinks I’m “sensitive” to the environment, so that’s a nice surprise. Better to be sensitive than actually be allergic.

Since I learned this heartbreaking information, I’ve been trying my best to stay away from most dairy products, minus the occasional sprinkle of cheese. And when I find myself in a situation (read: at a pizza parlor needing a slice of cheese pizza) where dairy products are unavoidable, I’ve begun carrying dairy digestive pills around in my purse.

Naturally sweetened popsicles are where it's at during the summertime! Cool down with these tart and slightly sweet Blackberry and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles.

As a girl who used to drink a TON of milk in her younger years, this has been a major lifestyle change, and I have been having fun experimenting with non-dairy milks and basically am head-over-heels for any kind of almond milk I’m given.

So you must be wondering about this dessert, right?

Sadly, it is not dairy free. In fact, these popsicles call for Greek yogurt and were envisioned before my whole debacle with milk.

Naturally sweetened popsicles are where it's at during the summertime! Cool down with these tart and slightly sweet Blackberry and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles.

The good news? It’s not a ton of dairy, and the amount of yogurt found here doesn’t bother me. Woohoo! Small victories! (And for the next popsicles I make? Dairy free, y’all. Just because I think it’d be fun to experiment.)

Added bonus? These pops are  sugar free, sweetened only with honey and the berries added to sweeten them. And Winston, who thought the popsicles I made last summer were too tart, gave this new recipe his seal of approval!

Here’s how you make them:

Naturally sweetened popsicles are where it's at during the summertime! Cool down with these tart and slightly sweet Blackberry and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles.
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Blackberry and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Naturally sweetened popsicles are where it's at during the summertime! Cool down with these tart and slightly sweet Blackberry and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 popsicles
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons local honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Puree the blackberries and strawberries together in a food processor.
  2. Strain the berries into a bowl.
  3. In the bowl with the berry puree, add the honey and lemon juice.
  4. Pour a tablespoon of the puree into the bottom of the popsicle molds.
  5. In the bowl, combine the Greek yogurt with the puree, and stir until just combined.
  6. Fill the molds up the rest of the way, then put in the popsicle sticks.
  7. Pop in the freezer, freeze for 8+ hours, then enjoy on a hot summer afternoon!

 

Naturally sweetened popsicles are where it's at during the summertime! Cool down with these tart and slightly sweet Blackberry and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles.

What’s your favorite kind of summer dessert?

17 Comments

  1. Ashley // Our Little Apartment

    You have the best food photography!

    I need to buy a popsicle mold. We eat SO many popsicles (sans dairy…but dairy does sound good!)

    • Erin

      Aww, thank you, Ashley! You’re too sweet.

      Y’all definitely need to get a popsicle mold. And I’m curious about these non-dairy ones y’all enjoy… what’s in them?

  2. Katherine

    These are visually stunning, almost like popsicle ombre! I can imagine the taste of the sweet berries and the tart, creamy yogurt. Mmm. Glad the recipe received Winston’s approval, too! I think coconut milk would be a delicious creamy ingredient for future pops. Have you tried it?

    • Erin

      Thank you, Katherine! I was going for the popsicle ombre look while making these. And they are delicious!

      I haven’t had coconut milk, but I’ll certainly be picking some up at the store to see how I like it. Fingers crossed!

  3. Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies

    I’m loving the sound of these, especially because they’re naturally sweetened. Have you tried any dairy free yogurts? I’ve had some made with almond milk that were pretty good and the coconut milk ones are FANTASTIC. Same thing for coconut milk ice cream. Ugh. So good. (I think the brand is SoDelicious, and it is SO delicious).

    • Erin

      I’ve been really into naturally sweetening everything I possibly can these days, and these were SUCH a pleasant surprise.

      I haven’t tried any dairy free yogurts yet, but if I could find one made of almond milk, I’d be a happy girl. (I haven’t seen any in my local grocery, but I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled and/or go to a specialty store.) Thanks for the tip!

  4. Natalie

    Lovely pictures, I want to eat one right now! I have some popsicle molds waiting to be used but havent got around to making any popsicles this summer. This one will be on my list though, anything with greek yogurt and fresh berries is right up my alley. Yum!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Natalie! Now that you mention it… I kind of want one, too. Let me know what you think about these popsicles once you give them a shot! I like to think they’re really fantastic to cool down on a summer’s day!

  5. laurasmess

    Gorgeous post Erin!! Ah, I have no idea how I’ve missed out on visiting you for so long but this is the perfect refresher on how wonderful your recipes and stories are (not to mention the photography! Gorgeous!). Sorry to hear about the lactose intolerance. My best buddy is the same; she gets terrible digestive discomfort if she eats dairy. Hope the lactose pills work? This is a gorgeous popsicle recipe. Yum!!!! Definitely trying it as soon as the weather warms up here (it’s winter at the moment. I am basically dying from the 2 degree C nights… particularly when seeing gorgeous summery recipes from my US blogging friends!) xxx

  6. Aunt Missy ;-)

    Erin, you have done it AGAIN! My mouth is watering… Love the pics, love the idea of this recipe. Can’t wait to see what you experiment with next!!

  7. Jayne

    Awww… sorry that you are lactose intolerant. But happy that this popsicles don’t bother you at all. Finally we get to see these beauties. 🙂

  8. Desiree'

    That looks awesome! Any idea what the calorie count is? I’d love to try these!

  9. Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks

    Yummmmm! All summer, I’ve been thinking that Gavin would LOVE popsicles. He’d love helping to make them. And he’d love eating them. I have yet to actually buy popsicle molds. I know, they’re everywhere. Such a slacker! But, this recipe looks delicious and I’m quite certain my whole family would love eating them!

  10. Michelle

    These look delicious. I love blackberries. Wish I had one right now!

  11. Amy Tong

    Sorry about the dairy situation of yours. I know how inconvenience it is to have food restriction/limitation. Glad your case is on the “mild” side. These popsicles are gorgeous and I really love the flavor combination. I’ve gotta give them a try. I know my kids and I will love them. I just posted a popsicle recipe on my blog too. They’ve been our favorite way to cool down this summer. 🙂 I’ll try your pop recipe and let you know how it goes.

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