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How to Make Honey Yogurt Berry Pops
If you love yogurt and crave a cool treat, this simple honey recipe may be perfect for you. Everyone needs a cool-down occasionally. This Honey Yogurt Pop recipe mimics those delicious (but unhealthy) ice pops of our childhood. Creating healthy recipes using honey and other nutritious foods is a great way to reduce some of the processed sugar in your diet.
Honey is a Natural Sugar
Honey is a natural sugar that is made by honey bees. Plant nectar is collected from blooming flowers, bees convert this nectar into honey. A stable food source that is perfect for storing in the hive for Winter.
Honey is a wonderful food source for us too! It contains, sugars, vitamins, minerals, and even some antioxidants. And, when honey is stored properly – it lasts virtually forever!
Now, it is still sugar and honey does have calories so use it in moderation. But, in spite of the calorie count – it is probably better for you than regular cane sugar – or heaven forbid – high fructose corn syrup!
Choosing Honey for the Recipe
For this yogurt pop recipe, any variety of honey will work. Honey made from different nectar sources vary in taste. There is no need to use special honey as the yogurt and berries will hide the flavor.
However, it is a good idea to use raw honey as that will have the most nutritional benefits. In fact, there are many easy honey recipes you can create to share this wonderful food with others.
- 2 ounces of raw honey (by volume)
- 2 cups of blueberries (substitute fruit you like)
- 2 cups of plain (or vanilla) Greek Yogurt
- Gather your ingredients. You will need a spoon, measuring cup, large bowl and a set of set of pop molds.. Any size or style of molds will work fine.
- Measure 2 cups of berries. Mine were frozen so I allowed them to thaw and rinsed them first.
I choose to use blueberries because I had them in the freezer. You can choose any type of fruit you desire. Strawberry, watermelon and blackberries are good ones to consider. Put berries in a large bowl
- Measure 2 oz of raw honey. Pour it into the bowl with berries and gently stir until berries are coated.
- Add 2 cups of Greek Yogurt to the berry mixture and stir carefully until all ingredients are combined. I used vanilla yogurt to compliment the blueberry flavor.
Stir gently, the berries will leak some juice turning the yogurt blue!
- Spoon the mixture into your honey yogurt pop cups. Leave enough room for expansion and to push the handle into the mold. Be sure to clean off any excess mixture that may be around the rim. Then fit the tops on securely.
- Cool in the freezer for 2 hours. Remove from the freezer when the pops are firm. If necessary, rinse the mold under warm water for a few seconds to facilitate removal.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g
Now, all you have to do is enjoy this delicious healthy Summer treat. Experiment with different flavors of honey and yogurt – or even fruit choices to create special taste experiences.
Long hot Southern Summers are the motivation for this quick treat at my house. Create a special blend to help your family get through those hot days without a meltdown.