Since making the strawberry yogurt pops, I’ve been dreaming up all sorts of flavor combos I would like to try in popsicle form.  Some are cocktail popsicles for grown ups only.  Before any of that can happen though, I’m going to need to make extra sure our freezer is stocked with all sorts of kid-friendly flavors. It seems those first popsicles created something of a popsicle fiend in Caroline. Once she knows I have made popsicles, she asks over and over when they will be ready. This weekend she heard me open the freezer and literally ran over to see if I was finally taking them out of the mold (lucky her, I was.) Thankfully most of the pops I have been making are on the healthy side, so I’m okay letting her have one for dessert in the evening.

While brainstorming these, the lemon yogurt mixture seemed a bit of a gamble. Since the only yogurt I keep on hand is plain greek yogurt, I used that as a base and sweetened it up a touch with a lemon simple syrup. Even so, I was a little worried the yogurt part would be too tangy or tart. It definitely is a bit tangy, but it’s just sweet enough that it’s a very pleasant combination. Combined with the sweetness of the raspberries, this is a totally winning combination. And with less than a tablespoon of sugar in each, I’m pretty sure you could justify eating one for breakfast.  Just sayin’.

On a related note, you may have noticed yet another adorable set of popsicle sticks from the fabulous Sucre Shop.  I just adore all of the fun products they offer!  Apparently you all feel the same – after I posted the strawberry yogurt pops with the adorable “YUM” sticks, I received lots of comments and emails about them. Well, you’re in luck because the shop owner Brooke generously offered a giveaway for my readers.  How fun is that?!  Head on over to the giveaway page to learn more and to enter!

Ingredients

For the lemon yogurt mixture:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 10 strips lemon peel (preferably organic)
  • 1½ cups low-fat greek yogurt

For the raspberry mixture:

  • 6 oz. fresh raspberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp. sugar

Directions

  • 01

    In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, lemon juice, and strips of lemon peel. Warm over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved and a syrup has formed.  Keep over low heat about 10-15 minutes longer to steep with the lemon flavor. Remove the strips of lemon peel and discard. Let the syrup cool.

  • 02

    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the raspberries and the sugar. Mash about half of the berries gently with a fork, toss the mixture briefly to evenly combine, and let stand about 10-15 minutes to macerate the berries.

  • 03

    Combine the yogurt with the lemon syrup and mix well until evenly combined and smooth.  Layer the yogurt with the raspberry mixture in popsicle molds as you desire (I use this one.) Add popsicle sticks* and freeze until fully set.  Unmold and enjoy!

  • 04

    *Using popsicle sticks that don’t fit the mold you have?  No problem. Cover the mold(s) with foil instead of the usual lid, make a very small slit where you want the popsicle stick to go, and slide the stick in. The foil will help hold it in place in lieu of the cover. See the strawberry yogurt pop post for a visual.

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  • rita_n

    Hi Annie, These look delicious and I can’t wait to try once I get some popsicle molds. Just wanted to let you know you forgot to specify how much yoghurt you use :)

  • Abigail Hoppen

    There has been so many amazing Popsicle recipes floating around right now! what molds do you recommend using?

  • The popsicles are soo pretty, and I am in love with the sticks! Too cute. Not quite popsicle weather here, but pinned to try later :)

  • Oh wow, those look awesome! Love the combination of flavors!

  • annieseats
  • Ridiculously awesome pops! My boys would flip out over these and I plan on making them over the summer. Thanks!

  • PrincessAurora

    Those sticks are ADORABLE!!!!!!!

  • These sound so fresh! If we ever get another warm day in Wisconsin, I’ll definitely be making these!

  • ami@naivecookcooks

    These sound so dreamy and thanks for that info about how to use popsicle sticks if they don’t fit! I had that problem for long as I ould never figure out how to use wooden ones instead of the usual ones that they come with hehe!

  • Liz N.

    Making these with another shipment if my mom’s Meyer lemons! These would be awesome to have on hand! YUM!

  • Liz N.

    Annie, question about storing the finished pops. I know the most obvious thing to do is to keep them in the molds until ready to eat, but if you’re doing a bunch without the luxury of having several molds on hand, do you just throw them in a large freezer bag until ready to eat? I feel kinda silly for asking…

  • annieseats

    You can do pretty much anything you like. Leave them in the molds, unmold and put in one large container, or in individual bags. Whatever works for you :)

  • Looks beautiful and oh-so refreshing for the summer!

  • Christiana

    Wow perfect timing Annie ! I literally just bought popsicle molds today from home goods and just jumped online to find recipes. You ARE my go to!

  • Christiana

    Just bought my molds today! How did you know ? ;-) Can’t wait to try this one first!

  • Melissa Brooker

    Ooh yum! I love popsicles, especially tart flavours! It’s times like these I wish I was a US resident to enter the giveaway! But regardless, I will be purchasing some Popsicle sticks from Sucre Shop and definitely making popsicles very soon!

  • Jaime Gregory

    I unmolded these pops yesterday, they were a huge hit with my kids for an after-school snack. They are refreshing and pretty too! Thank you!

  • These look delicicous. I received some popsicle moulds for my birthday and having been looking for some recipes! Thank you! x

  • I felt like last summer was all about the popsicles and I”m excited that this summer is shaping up to be as well! Love that these count as breakfast. I’m sure the.boy will be very happy about that once I make them!