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Indulge in a healthy frozen treat when you enjoy these Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles. So quick and easy to make, and they taste like cheesecake! But since they are made with Greek yogurt, they are a naturally gluten free protein-packed snack filled with fresh fruit.
Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles – Taste Like Cheesecake!
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 short “shopping list” of what you’ll need. The exact amounts and step-by-step instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post, so keep reading!
- Fresh strawberries. Washed and dried, with the hulls removed.
- Plain or vanilla Greek yogurt. You’ll want the thick consistency of Greek yogurt versus regular yogurt.
- Cream cheese. Just a bit for that tangy cheesecake flavor.
- 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
How to Make Strawberry Greek Yogurt Popsicles
Make the popsicle mixture. 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. Puree until smooth.
Freeze and enjoy. Pour into popsicle molds or four to six paper or plastic cups. Insert sticks and transfer to the freezer for 4-6 hours or until frozen. Run the outside of the molds under water and unmold the popsicles, then take a bite!
Frequently Asked Questions
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!
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.
Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
- 1 cup strawberries, washed, dried, and hulls removed
- 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
- 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.
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Outstanding!! Will make this all summer long…
I may have missed it but how many pops do you make with this recipe? Thank you!!!
It depends on the capacity of your molds, but typically about 6-8.
What would be the difference if I used non greek yogurt?
I would expect it would work fine. Perhaps a little more icy and less creamy of a texture due to the higher water content of regular yogurt.
Well, I think these look great and refreshing Brianne ! Thanks for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend… will be featuring them tomorrow night on my blog.
Thanks so much Deb! Sorry, I was on vacation, so just catching up!
Thanks so much for linking up last week at Creativity Unleashed. featuring you tomorrow on the blog! 🙂
I’ a little behind, since I was on vacation, but thanks!!
Oh man! I bet these are just fantastic and creamy Brianne! Such a yummy creation! Pinned!
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
Thanks – definitely a kid fave!
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!
Loos so good! Gotta make it
Oh my goodness this is awesome 🙂 Strawberry Cheesecake has always been my favorite flavor.
I think they look great! No one would have known they hung out in your freezer so long if you hadn’t mentioned it! I love the combination of flavors here; what a great summertime treat.
Yeah, I guess sometimes I should reveal these things 🙂
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.
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.
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!