Strawberry Basil and Greek Yogurt Ice Pops- Here’s a recipe for healthy ice pops for the summer using strawberries, basil and greek yogurt. It’s a nutritious alternative to ice cream or store bought popsicles.
I have a weird addiction to mixing flavors. Herbs and fruit are probably my favorite mixture and I love it when the kids try new combinations…and actually eat it! They devoured these ice pops, so I must be doing something right.
The Greek yogurt freezes amazingly well and tastes very rich and creamy. As long as your strawberries are ripe, there is no need for any sugar in these ice pops. I use a mix of organic frozen strawberries and fresh strawberries. I like the frozen ones because they release a lot of fluid when they thaw, and that adds to the consistency of the ice pop.
An immersion blender (affiliate link) is the easiest way to get the best consistency for the blended strawberries and basil. Be sure to let the frozen berries thaw for a while first, so they are juicy, but still a little frozen.
Put the strawberry basil mixture into your popsicle tray, fill about half way up. I use this Norpro Ice Pop Maker (affiliate link). Stick in the freezer for 20-30 minutes, so it’s firm, but not frozen. Don’t put the stick in it yet!
Chop up some fresh strawberries to mix with the vanilla Greek yogurt. Once the strawberry basil mix is firm, pull it out of the freezer and add the yogurt mix. Pat it down with a spoon to avoid having air pockets in the ice pop. Put in your popsicle sticks and freeze.
Strawberry Basil and Greek Yogurt Ice Pops
You May Also Like…
KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family
These look so yummy! I love the look of your ice pops, I’m going to have to check out the maker you use.
I have a basil plant but I have never thought of pairing it with fruit! Thanks for the ideas!
Come over to my link party and share this with everyone:
Hope to see you there!
What a great combo! I think the hubs will definitely enjoy these after dinner snack! Thanks for sharing!
I love your homemade popsicles!!! Amazing!!!
I’ve got to try these! Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesday, I look forward to seeing what you create next week.
Cristina at Ava's Alphabet
Yum! These look amazing. I LOVE basil but would never have thought to add it to a popsicle! Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. Have a great week!
I love the idea of strawberries and basil – sounds good! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!
Jacqueline (Piper Cooks)
I love basil! Nice idea.
I have a violent deadly allergy to food colouring, I have not eaten a popsicle, creamsicle since I was a very little girl.
I went out and bought a Zoku quick pop maker today so I can make my own. I am really excited to try your recipe.
I love these pops – and your photos are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!
yummy! can’t wait to try these especially with the 30 (celsius) degree weather we have in Italy!
This is the third and final post that is going to be featured at the end of the month. Thanks!