Delicious, creamy and fruity! These Greek Yogurt Blackberry Popsicles are the perfect frozen treat higher in protein and packed with fruit. Three ingredients only!
I love popsicles! In Los Angeles, I typically go for paletas, a Mexican popsicle made from fresh natural fruits. However, there's a time and place for creamy Greek yogurt popsicles that have added protein and a strong yogurt taste. These could totally pass as a breakfast popsicle!
This clean eating dessert recipe uses fresh ingredients. I’m a huge proponent of making simple recipes that don’t skimp out on taste. For desserts especially, I prefer fresh fruit, little to no sugar (almost always refined sugar free), and letting the ingredients stand for themselves. For other clean desserts like this one, try Low-Sugar Lime Popsicles, Mango Popsicles or Vegan Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream.
Highlights of this Recipe
This recipe is:
- High Protein
- Fruity and Sweet
Choosing the Best Popsicle Moulds
I purchased my popsicle molds on Amazon. They’re great because they have a stand! There’s many shapes, sizes and material options online for purchase.
Here are some of my favorite options:
Mine: Stainless steel popsicle molds that are eco-friendly and rust resistant. Comes with a popsicle rack. Makes 6 at a time.
Silicone: Silicone moulds that are eco-friendly and made of food grade silicone. Makes 10 at a time.
Quick Pop Maker: Makes ice pops in as few as seven minutes, on your counter! Molds are cast-aluminum! Makes up to three 2-ounce pops at a time.
Eco-Friendly: These reusable popsicle molds are completely reusable. Makes 6 at a time.
Most Kid Friendly: These kid-friendly popsicle moulds are smaller and cute little circles, perfect for mostly children. Makes 7 at a time.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Greek Yogurt - There are now Vegan Greek Yogurt alternatives (read below!) to swap for! Regular yogurt results in a more watery, icy popsicles. Plus the Greek Yogurt results in a higher protein popsicle. Do not substitute for regular yogurt. Use whatever flavor Greek yogurt of preference.
- Blackberry Jam - Add a little blackberry jam swirl to these popsicles to add some color and sweetness. I used Trade St. Jam Co.’s Blackberry Lemon Basil Jam. Substitute for any kind of fruit jam, or puree fresh blackberries with lemon juice.
- Fresh (or Frozen!) Blackberries - fresh or frozen blackberries add an even further fruity taste and add a difference of texture. Omit or swap for a different berry or fruit.
NOTE! I prefer unsweetened or lower-sugar desserts and popsicles. If you want a sweeter popsicle, try adding 1 tablespoon of honey, simple syrup or agave syrup into the yogurt mixture.
VEGAN - Swap for vegan Greek Yogurt. Daiya, Kite Hill and Forager have vegan Greek-style yogurts.
DAIRY FREE - Swap for dairy-free Greek Yogurt. Daiya, Kite Hill and Forager have vegan Greek-style yogurts.
This frozen treat is only a few steps to make. The hardest part is waiting for these blackberry popsicles to freeze solid!
STEP ONE: Add the Greek yogurt into a bowl or measuring cup.
STEP TWO: Dollop the blackberry jam on top of the Greek yogurt.
STEP THREE: Gently fold the jam into the yogurt. You want the two ingredients to barely mix so that we can achieve a marbled look!
STEP FOUR: Pour half of the yogurt mixture into popsicle molds. Add two blackberries into the popsicle moulds.
STEP FIVE: Top with remaining greek yogurt blackberry mixture, add popsicle sticks, and place in freezer. Freeze for at least 4-8 hours, until frozen solid.
STEP SIX: Remove from popsicle molds and enjoy!
Tips & Tricks for Popsicles
- Dry Popsicle Molds
A wet popsicle mold means ice crystals on your popsicles! To avoid this, make sure to wipe dry on the inside.
- Tap the Molds After Filling
To avoid air pockets and bubbles in your popsicles, tap the filled molds to your counter.
- Freeze until Fully Frozen
It typically takes between 4-8 hours for a popsicle to freeze, but depends on ingredients. Using frozen or cold ingredients in your popsicle filling will help it freeze faster.
- Store in Airtight Freezer Bag
Leftover popsicles can be removed from their molds and kept in an airtight container in the freezer. The homemade popsicles can be kept there for up to 3 months.
- Higher Fat Greek Yogurt
I’m a huge fan of lower fat Greek yogurts, but this yogurt popsicle recipe is not the time. A higher fat content in the Greek yogurt results in a less icy and more creamy popsicle.
- Blackberry Jam Swirl
Looking for that swirl effect? Add the jam to the Greek yogurt, but only lightly mix the two ingredients.
Prefer a layered popsicle? Add the Greek yogurt layer, then add some jam, then repeat until the top.
Frequently Asked Questions
How high up should I fill my popsicle mold?
Popsicle liquid will expand slightly while frozen in the popsicle mold. To avoid the liquid from overflowing, leave only a few centimeters from the top.
How do I unmold my popsicles?
I’ve found that the best and quickest way to remove popsicles from their molds is to run each popsicle mold under cold water.
What if I have different popsicle molds?
In the instructions I have both amounts for 6 or 8 popsicles. Because each popsicle mould is different (unless you use mine from Amazon here), you may have leftovers. If you have extra servings after you fill your mold, feel free to eat as a smoothie or juice!
Other Popsicles to Try
- Creamy Mango Popsicles (No Sugar Added)
- Low-Sugar Lime Popsicles
- Mango Pineapple Popsicle
- Toasted Coconut Lime Popsicles
Greek Yogurt Blackberry Popsicles
- 1.5 Cups Full Fat or 5% Fat Greek Yogurt
- 2 tablespoon Jam
- ½ Cup Fresh Blackberries
- Mix all ingredients into a bowl with pouring capabilities, like a large measuring cup.
- Pour mixture to fill popsicle molds only halfway. Add two fresh blackberries and push them into mixture.
- Fill with remaining popsicle mixture. Leave a few centimeters from top to not overflow.
- Add wooden popsicle stick to all molds.
- Place in freezer for 4-8 hours, until fully frozen.
- When fully frozen, remove frozen popsicle from the mold (run under cold water for 30-60 seconds and then jiggle wooden popsicle stick).