These Blueberry Popsicles are Healthy popsicles made with blueberries, banana, and yogurt for a cool sweet treat. You’ll love how healthy this homemade popsicle recipe is – plenty of protein and no refined sugar. These delicious popsicles are the perfect summer treat for a hot day.
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Making these Blueberry Popsicles
Now that school is out, I’m realizing once again that I need to keep my kitchen well-stocked with healthy snacks for my kids. We spend a lot of time swimming and that means my family is ravenous when we get home.
For awhile now, we’ve been relying on smoothies for a quick, slurp-able snack. It’s one way I know my kids are getting more fruit (and even veggies!) into their day.
A few summers ago I started turning our smoothies into popsicles. It’s a nice alternative to the sugary ones they beg me to buy at the store
These Blueberry Smoothie Pops are just perfect when the afternoon munchies hit. These pops aren’t just for snacks either. They really taste like dessert, and it’s the kind of dessert I’m okay giving them on a daily basis.
These blueberry smoothie pops also make a great quick breakfast if we’re in a hurry. And, if you’re looking for a fun activity for kids, these are so easy to make and don’t create too much mess.
Tools to Make this Blueberry Popsicle Recipe
These kitchen tools will make preparing these homemade popsicles a breeze!
- Popsicle Mold – this is my favorite popsicle mold, but any option is fine. These have a classic shape and you can make 10 popsicles at a time.
- Wooden Sticks – I suggest looking for food grade wooden popsicle sticks since you’ll be using these for popsicles, not crafts.
- High-Speed Blender – I love our high speed blender! It works really well for blending just about anything. It’s 10 years old and still going strong.
- Measuring Cups – you’ll need measuring cups to measure the yogurt and blueberries.
I picked up a few popsicle molds a few years ago and it makes it a lot easier to make popsicles, but if you don’t have a popsicle mold, small paper cups (3 ounce size is best) with a wooden popsicle stick will do just fine.
Blueberry Popsicle Ingredients
This recipe is so easy because it only has 3 ingredients, and don’t worry – none of them are fancy or speciality ingredients that are difficult to find.
- Frozen Blueberries
- Vanilla Yogurt
- Frozen Bananas
I prefer to use Vanilla Greek Yogurt because it is thicker and has higher protein content than traditional yogurt. Organic Greek Yogurt is ideal. It does have a little added evaporated cane juice, but otherwise these popsicles get their sweetness from ripe fruit.
For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.
Should I Use Frozen Fruit for These Blueberry Popsicles?
You can use fresh fruit with just as great results, but I prefer to use frozen fruit when making popsicles or smoothies. Using frozen fruit creates a colder popsicle base and the popsicles will freeze faster than they would if you used room temperature fruit in this recipe.
If you have fresh blueberries or like to pick wild blueberries during the summer, you can always freeze fresh blueberries yourself. Learn how to freeze blueberries to extend the life of your berries.
For frozen bananas, I peel any extra bananas we have or bananas that have gotten ripe too fast, then I put the bananas in a bag that I keep in the freezer. And, there is no need to slice the bananas before freezing them unless you want to.
How to Make these Delicious Blueberry Popsicles
Making this summer treat couldn’t be easier! Here’s a quick overview:
First, you are going to place blueberries, banana, and yogurt in a blender. Then, secure the lid and puree until completely smooth.
Next, pour the blueberry mixture into popsicle molds, leaving about 1/4-inch space at the top. After that, cover the popsicle molds with foil (or the lid if your’s comes with one).
Insert the sticks, then transfer the popsicle mold to the freezer and freeze until the popsicle mixture is frozen solid.
The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.
Blueberry Popsicle Recipe Substitutes and Adaptations
Below you’ll find the answers to commonly asked questions about making these popsicles:
What Other Ways Can I Adapt this to My Tastes?
There are so many different ways you could make these blueberry popsicles! Here are a few ideas to try:
- Like some citrus zing in your popsicles? Try adding lemon juice or lemon zest to the blueberry mixture.
- Use full-fat Greek Yogurt for a nice thick texture. Plain yogurt will work, too, if you’re watching your sugar intake.
- Try adding Chia Seeds to the blender when puréeing the ingredients. Chia seeds are very nutritious!
- Want more protein? Try adding your favorite protein powder (vanilla or plain is best) or some collagen powder.
- Adjust the sweetness level to your liking. Want it sweeter? Try adding a bit of honey or some monkfruit sweetener.
Can I Use a Different Fruit in this Popsicle Recipe?
YES! Feel free to swap out the blueberries for any other fresh berries that you prefer, or try a mix of different berries.
You can also make this recipe using fruits other than berries. For example, peaches, apricots, and cherries all work great! Really, any ripe fruit is perfect.
Tips for Making Blueberry Popsicles
- Leave a little room at the top for the popsicles to expand as they freeze.
- Cover the tops of the popsicle molds or cups with a piece of foil and insert the popsicle stick if the popsicle mold doesn’t have a lid that the sticks thread through. This will help keep the popsicle sticks centered.
- Freeze for at least 3 hours, or overnight for best results.
- Dip the molds into warm water to help them release better.
How to Store Popsicles
We like to have a few flavor options stashed in the freezer to choose from. When you remove the popsicles from the popsicle mold, it frees up the popsicle mold. Then, you can get started on making your next batch of popsicles.
How do you store homemade popsicles? It is easier than you might think!
1. First, make popsicles according to the recipe instructions.
2. Then, remove the popsicles from the mold, if you are using one.
TIP: Running warm water along the outside of the mold helps dislodge any stubborn popsicles from the container. Make sure you don’t use water that is too hot or for too long – you don’t want to risk melting the popsicles too much.
3. If the popsicles are slightly softened after removing, (this can happen if you had to run warm water on the outsides of the mold), place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or other freezer-safe flat surface.
4. Re-freeze the popsicles for 5-15 minutes, or until they are completely hard again. Otherwise you might end up with a bunch of popsicles all stuck together inside your bag.
5. After that, remove the popsicles from the freezer safe sheet and place them in a freezer zip top bag that has been labeled with the flavor and the date.
More Popsicle Recipes
Popsicles like these Blueberry Smoothie Popsicles are a great way to beat the heat during the summer months. They’re a fun and easy snack for kids to prepare that doesn’t heat up the kitchen or make a lot of mess. Here are a few more favorite recipes:
Try these Creamy Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles for a fun take on some favorite summer flavors.
Fruit Punch Popsicles with Coconut Water are light and refreshing. I love the extra punch (no pun intended) of nutrition thanks to the coconut water. They’re great for summer hyrdration!
For an incredibly delectable treat, try these Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Popsicles if you’re a fan of mint, chocolate, and cheesecake flavors. These remind me of thin mint cookies in popsicle form.
Pomegranate, Raspberry, and Nectarine Popsicles are another option when you’re craving something like, fruity and fresh. I like all of the fruits in this one because it gives the popsicles such a juicy flavor.
Try these Easy Blueberry Popsicles!
Next time you’re looking for a healthy recipe for hot summer days, give these Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles a try! Did you love these healthy treats? Leave a comment below and give it a review for others to see what you thought of this easy homemade popsicle recipe.
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- 1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 large ripe banana, peeled
Making the Blueberry Popsicle Mixture
- First, place the blueberries, banana, and yogurt in a blender. Then, secure the lid and puree until completely smooth.
- Add a small amount of liquid (water, orange juice, milk, etc), if needed, to blend well. Make sure there are no chunks remaining.
Assembling the Popsicles
- Next, pour the blueberry mixture into popsicle molds, leaving about 1/4-inch space at the top. After that, cover the popsicle molds with foil (or the lid if your’s comes with one).
- Insert the sticks into the center of each popsicle.
Freezing the Blueberry Popsicles
- Transfer the popsicle mold to the freezer and freeze until the popsicle mixture is frozen solid. Freezing will take at least 3 hours.
Serving the Popsicles
- To serve, briefly dip the molds into warm water to help loosen them and gently pull on the stick to release the pops from the mold.
How to Store These Blueberry Popsicles
- Prepare popsicles according to the recipe instructions.
- Remove the popsicles from the mold, if you are using one.
- If the popsicles are slightly softened after removing, (this can happen if you had to run warm water on the outsides of the mold), place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or other freezer-safe flat surface.
- Re-freeze the popsicles until they are completely hard again.
- After that, remove the popsicles from the freezer safe sheet and place them in a freezer zip top bag that has been labeled with the flavor and the date.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g
This recipe for Blueberry Smoothie Pops is written by: Lindsey Johnson of Cafe Johnsonia