Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

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Strawberry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt Popsicles have the sweet, delicious flavor of an indulgent treat in a healthy frozen dessert made with Greek yogurt. These easy pops are a protein-packed snack recipe filled with fresh fruit and naturally gluten free. With less than ten minutes of prep time, the hardest part will be waiting for them to freeze.

Holding a Cheesecake Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle

Originally published on June 19, 2014. Updated on August 16, 2017. Video added May 20, 2019.

#foodbloggerproblems are totally a thing. Just search the hashtag on Twitter or Instagram and you’ll see what I mean. When I first made these Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles, they were full of #foodbloggerproblems. I’ve updated the photos since, but they were a hot mess on my first go-around.

The first problem was that instead of sticks I used paper straws. Paper straws aren’t even really useful for smoothies. When the time came to unmold the pops, they were not sturdy enough to get a good grip to pull out the pops. They got all bent and were rendered completely ineffective for actually holding a popsicle.

By the time I wrestled them out of the molds due to the stick/straw issue, the kids were in need of something, you know, like water, food, attention. So, I threw the popsicles, unmolded and uncovered, back in the freezer, thinking I’d have time to take the photos just a little later.

Just a little later turned into two weeks later, because, you know, toddler-mama-life. By that time, well, let’s just say they weren’t as pretty as they were when I put them into freezer. The kids still devoured them, but they were not photogenic.

Three years later, I finally decided to make the strawberry cheesecake pops look as amazing as they taste…

Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles on a pewter tray

Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

These strawberry popsicles are definitely a treat that only tastes indulgent. They are frosty and creamy and filled with fruit and protein. They are sweet, but not too sweet, though you can adjust that to your preference, and based on the sweetness of your berries. 

With only a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of prep time, you can be snacking on these healthier strawberry popsicles that taste like cheesecake. That is if you can wait long enough for them to freeze. Enjoy these Greek yogurt popsicles for dessert all summer long!

Here is a brief overview so you can see just how easy it is to make. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for the full quantities and details.
But don’t skip my PRO TIPS below!

Ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Cream cheese
  • Milk – either dairy or nondairy milk work fine
  • Honey – or another sweetener if you use plain yogurt and need to sweeten the mixture a bit more
  • Vanilla extract – again, only needed if you use plain yogurt

Directions overview – scroll to the recipe card for the full set of instructions

  1. Combine strawberries, Greek yogurt, cream cheese, milk, and vanilla extract in a blender. You can also add honey depending on whether you use plain or vanilla yogurt, and how sweet your berries are.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds or four to six paper or plastic cups.
  4. Insert sticks and transfer to the freezer.
  5. Freeze and enjoy!
Three Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles stacked on a green platter

Brianne’s pro tips and FAQs

How long does it take to freeze yogurt pops?

The hardest part will be waiting for them to freeze. While the time will vary slightly, you’ll likely need to give them at least 4-6 hours to freeze completely so you can remove them from the molds. A great option is to make them in the morning to enjoy at night. Or make them the day before you plan to eat them. They will also stay god in the freezer for a few weeks.

Can you freeze Greek yogurt and eat it like ice cream?

If you simply freeze Greek yogurt in the freezer, it will be solid, not scoopable like ice cream. That’s why these Greek yogurt popsicles are ideal. They freeze solid into a pop, and you can lick or bite them right off the stick.

Is frozen Greek yogurt healthy?

Greek yogurt retains all of its nutritional value when frozen. So you still get all of the protein and calcium and other benefits of Greek yogurt. It also does not kill the active yogurt cultures. They actually go into a dormant state and then are reactivated from the warmth of your body when you eat them. So you can definitely enjoy Greek yogurt popsicles as a frozen treat.

Are these popsicles gluten free?

Yes, since there is no graham cracker crust like traditional strawberry cheesecake, these pops are gluten free!

Closeup of bottom of Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

What is the best popsicle mold?

While there are many options out there that are all equally functional, I love this Norpro Ice Pop Maker. The main reason is just that I love the traditional shape. Plus you use popsicle sticks that you insert individually, and there is a lid that holds the sticks into the right position. I have a mold with plastic sticks, and some of those holders have broken. So then if I want to use wooden popsicle sticks, they may move out of position and be off-centered and crooked.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

A favorite indulgent dessert in a healthier, protein-packed and fruit-filled frozen treat for summer.
Prep: 10 mins
freezing time 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 oz. light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk (regular or almond milk)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (optional, more or less to taste, depending on the sweetness of your strawberries and whether you used plain or vanilla Greek yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract if you used plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Pour into popsicle molds or four to six paper or plastic cups.
  • Insert sticks and transfer to the freezer.
  • Freeze for 4-6 hours, or until firm.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 51 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 14.1mg17%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

20 Comments
  1. Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe at our Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party. I am pinning these and making them for my son, he will love them! -Doree

  2. It’s also difficult to get natural lighting on you know, cupcakes with frosting that likes to melt, and it’s hot outside, but it ends up working anyway. Your pictures look great, and the name catches more than the pictures to me. I can’t wait to try these! My husband is lactose intolerant, so with my vegan cream cheese, and almond or coconut milk, I will be whipping up a bunch. I know he’ll be so excited!

  3. Is it bad that your food blogger problems made me giggle? I experience the same kind of stuff on a regular basis. That being said, I think the popsicles look delicious. I’m a big fan of strawberry cheesecake ice cream so I’d be diving right in, freezer burn or not.

  4. I learned not to use straws for pops. I also learned that the freezer does not ruin the look of the pops. They are great. I could use one now. it is hot where I am.

  5. Oh dear! This looks dangerous! So simple to whip together, yet too temptingly delicious. Now that my boys are grown, I’m gonna have to buy a new set of pop-molds!

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