Creamy Frozen Yogurt Fruit Pops!
These creamy frozen yogurt fruit pops are a perfect snack or treat for both kids and adults at your backyard summer BBQ or cookout, or a great summertime post-workout snack, too! I made these using my favorite Greek Yogurt, Chobani, and just a few fresh fruits! Feel free to try using a Chobani fruit flavor instead – if you use a Flip, you could even roll your finished fruit pops in the included topping. Whoa, I have to try that! I used plain 0% Chobani which I loooove for cooking and recipes; but you can also use the vanilla flavor, or the whole-fat variety of Chobani if you really want to amp-up the creamy factor of these little guys and make them taste even more like ice cream! (Chobani whole-fat greek yogurt is one of my favorites for baking in dishes where I really want a rich, creamy taste.)
Frozen Yogurt Fruit Pops
As with so many of the recipes I post, these are so customizable. They would be amazing with raspberries, strawberries and kiwi, whatever fruit combination suits your fancy. For an even creamier vanilla-y flavor, use Chobani vanilla greek yogurt instead of plain, or even a fruit flavor! Yum! You can also experiment by using whole-milk / whole-fat Chobani instead, which is awesome for recipes too; or by using whole milk for the milk in the recipe (I used 2% milk), or adding just a touch of sugar, stevia, or your favorite sweetener. Let me clarify – by just a touch: I mean no more than 1 teaspoon of sugar or other sweetener. These just don’t need it, especially if you’re using vanilla Chobani rather than plain! I used organically-grown strawberries fresh from the garden, too (which seem to be about a dozen times sweeter than the ones from the grocery store), so mine just came out perfectly sweet and satisfying as-is. You can also use almond milk, soy milk, or whichever type you prefer!
Fro-Yo Ice Cream Cones
If popsicles aren’t so much your thing – you could also double or even triple this recipe and throw it all into a big bowl to make frozen yogurt instead. They are darling and delicious in an ice-cream cone. Leave the sticks in to denote different flavors you may create, or remove them and add some sprinkles! They’re so cute I just can’t stand it!! I used mini-cups for these; but will try them in larger popsicle molds, too. This recipe is so fast and easy kids could enjoy making them as well. For a pretty touch; try placing a strawberry or kiwi slice at either the top, or bottom, (or both ends!) of the pop prior to adding the filling. As I recommended for yesterday’s healthy fruit popsicles with Crystal Light recipe – because these are frozen yogurt fruit pops and not your run-of-the-mill ice pops; I recommend lightly coating whatever you freeze with with a touch of non-stick cooking spray just to be safe.
Greek Yogurt Frozen Yogurt Pops
So because these are made using Chobani Greek yogurt, rather than “regular yogurt” — please please don’t use regular yogurt!! they are packed with healthy protein, plus all the vitamins and fiber of whichever fruits you choose to add! One pop using the base recipe (which is small – you may want to double or triple it unless you’re just making a small batch for yourself), is just 4 carbohydrates, almost a full gram of fiber, 4 grams of protein, less than half a gram of fat (Wow!) and 40 calories. Since I used plain Chobani with added vanilla extract for flavoring, the base recipe also contains just 3 grams of natural sugar – coming from the yogurt, milk, and fruits. Low-carb, healthy, creamy, delicious fro-yo perfect for summer! Enjoy and let me know what variations you try!
- 1 single serving size Chobani 0% plain greek yogurt container
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ½ cup chopped strawberries
- ¼ cup pureed / smashed strawberries
- ¼ cup 2% milk (or your favorite milk - almond, soy, etc. will work too)
- In a large bowl, combine Chobani greek yogurt and milk, stir well and add Vanilla extract.
- Add ¼ of the strawberries and smash/puree as desired; then add remaining chopped fruits.
- Add more vanilla or a touch of sugar or your favorite sweetener if desired, to-taste. Freezer and enjoy!