Embrace the season of sunshine and sweet indulgence with my irresistible Blueberry Popsicles, a refreshing treat that encapsulates the very essence of summer. Bursting with the juiciness of plump blueberries and the velvety creaminess of yogurt, these frozen delights are a delightful symphony of flavors that will keep you coming back for more.
To make these blueberry popsicles you only need 3 ingredients. Blueberries, yogurt and the third ingredient is maple syrup so that way, the popsicles are sweet. I used 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, but you can add more or less depending on your taste. If you want, you can also use honey or use powdered sugar and in the same amount. The great thing about homemade popsicles is that you control the ingredients and know exactly what is in your popsicles.
The recipe is dairy because I used yogurt, however if you need it to be non-dairy then you can use soy yogurt or any other non-dairy yogurt that you like.
The popsicles to have some kind of marble swirly look because I like it and think it's pretty! To do that I used 2 different bowls and didn’t mix everything together, but if you aren’t bothered by it, you can mix everything in one bowl and create purple, unified popsicles.
I used popsicle silicone molds, if you don’t have any, you can use cups instead but it might be harder to release the popsicles. If you don’t have popsicle sticks you can use teaspoons.
Helpful tips to ensure your blueberry popsicles turn out perfectly
Use fresh, ripe blueberries for the best flavor. If fresh blueberries are not available, frozen blueberries can work well too—just make sure to thaw them before using. Additionally, opt for high-quality yogurt and pure maple syrup to enhance the overall taste of the popsicles.
Fork Crushing Blueberries
When crushing the blueberries with a fork, try to leave some small blueberry chunks for added texture in the popsicles. The combination of smooth blueberry puree and tiny blueberry pieces makes each bite more exciting.
Taste the blueberry mixture and yogurt mixture separately before freezing. If you prefer a sweeter popsicle, you can adjust the amount of maple syrup to your liking. Keep in mind that freezing can slightly dull the sweetness, so a touch more sweetness than you think is ideal could be a good idea.
To achieve a beautiful marbled look in your popsicles, layer the blueberry and yogurt mixtures in the molds without mixing them together. This creates a visually appealing swirl effect that makes the popsicles even more enticing.
Invest in good-quality popsicle molds that are easy to fill and have sturdy sticks. Silicone molds are often a great option as they make it easy to release the popsicles once they're frozen.
Allow the popsicles to freeze for a minimum of 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to ensure they are completely frozen and hold their shape when removed from the molds.
Run under Warm Water
If you find it challenging to remove the popsicles from the molds, run warm water over the outside of the molds for a few seconds. This helps loosen the popsicles and makes them easier to release.
Experiment with Additions
If you have any leftover popsicles, store them in an airtight container or freezer bag to prevent freezer burn and maintain their freshness.
Absolutely! While this recipe focuses on blueberries, you can experiment with other berries such as strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries to create your own custom fruit popsicles.
Yes, you can substitute maple syrup with honey, agave syrup, or any other liquid sweetener of your choice. Adjust the quantity based on your preferred level of sweetness.
Certainly! If you prefer a vegan or dairy-free option, opt for plant-based yogurt like almond, coconut, or soy yogurt.
To minimize air bubbles, gently tap the filled popsicle molds on the countertop after adding each layer of the blueberry and yogurt mixtures. This helps to release trapped air and create a smoother popsicle surface.
Yes, you can! If you enjoy a more textured popsicle, consider adding small fresh blueberry pieces or other fruits to the molds before pouring in the blueberry and yogurt mixtures.
These blueberry popsicles can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. However, for the best taste and texture, it's recommended to consume them within 1-2 weeks.
Certainly! If your popsicle molds don't come with sticks, you can use wooden popsicle sticks or reusable metal ones. Just make sure they are long enough to stay secure in the popsicles.
Yes, you can use a blender to blend the blueberries and maple syrup into a smooth puree. However, make sure not to overblend, as you want to retain some texture in the popsicles.
Absolutely! If you'd like to elevate the flavors, you can add a pinch of cinnamon, a splash of vanilla extract, or even a hint of lemon zest to the blueberry mixture.
Absolutely! Blueberry popsicles are a kid-friendly treat that children are sure to love. They're not only delicious but also a healthier alternative to store-bought popsicles.
Other no-bake dessert recipes:
If you are looking for other frozen options to cool yourself, check out my homemade ice cream recipe, vegan ice cream recipe or orange creamsicles recipe. All are very easy and quick to make, delicious of course, and will help you survive the summer heat!
Make these blueberry popsicles today!
Whether you're lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard barbecue, or simply seeking a moment of pure bliss, these blueberry popsicles are the perfect way to beat the heat and relish the natural sweetness of ripe blueberries. Get ready to embark on a journey of delectable delight as you savor each creamy and tangy bite, and let the magic of these Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles transport you to a state of summertime happiness.
- ½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen and thawed)
- 4 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1¾ cups yogurt
- In a bowl, place the blueberries and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup. With a fork, crush the blueberries to a liquid batter.
- In another bowl (if you want marble look) mix the yogurt and the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
- In popsicle molds, place a few tablespoons of each batter and don’t mix it in.
- Add a stick to each popsicle.
- Freeze the popsicles for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Have a cool popsicle and enjoy summer!