These peach and honey greek yogurt popsicles are a healthy treat to cool off this summer. Not only are they super delicious, but they are also ridiculously easy which makes them perfect for busy mamas with cranky kids! All you need is a quick blitz in the blender and then off to the freezer they go. The hardest part is waiting to take a bite out of their creamy deliciousness.
What Makes These Peach and Honey Greek Yogurt Popsicles so Amazing!?
It's hot. Everyone is cranky. You're feeling guilty for feeding your kids chips and crackers everyday. But, the last thing you want to do is spend time slaving over a hot stove. And you definitely don't want to take your kids for ice cream before dinner. Girl, I've been there many times before! I've got you. Of course, this requires a bit of planning ahead. But, if you've got five minutes to spare today, do yourself a favour and whip up these bad boys and get them in your freezer STAT! Your future self will thank you, I promise.
So, what makes these peach and honey greek yogurt popsicles so amazing? Well, they take minimal effort to make. I'm talking 10 minutes here. Which, is a huge win for this lazy mama! They're also super healthy and a great way to get in some protein without having to eat meat! Plus, I don't know what says summer more than a cold popsicle on a blistering hot summer day.
Tips, Tricks and Modifications
Can I make this in a food processor?
I'll be honest, I don't really know. But, I'll take and educated guess and say YES, you can! I don't really see how a food processor would be much different than using a blender. It might take a little extra time to reach the best consistency, though.
I don't have honey, what can I use?
The honey in this recipe simply acts as another layer of flavour and sweetness. So, adding the honey isn't exactly a hard and fast rule. Don't worry, your popsicles wont be f*cked up if you don't add it in. But if you're still wanting to add that little boost of sweetness you could substitute for maple syrup instead.
Are greek yogurt popsicles good for teething babies?
If you've got a teething baby right now, I feel for you mama! When my son was teething, popsicles were my best friend. Not only are they entertaining for a cranky baby, but they are also are a safe way to numb and soothe the pain. Unfortunately, this popsicle recipe is NOT suitable for children under 12 MONTHS of age due to the honey and greek yogurt. It is not safe for babies to be consuming honey before they reach their first birthday due to the increased risk of botulism. Fortunately, if you have a teething baby over the age of 12 months old, these are a great way to keep them entertained for a few minutes and soothe their aching gums. Trust me, these are a godsend when those horrible molars are coming through and you just need some damn peace and quiet so you don't end up sobbing alone in the dark pantry.
Where can I find a good popsicle mold?
I get almost everything from amazon these days, who doesn't? If you're not sure which one to get I recommend this one if you like the classic popsicle look. If you don't really care about what they look like, I recommend this one from Ikea, as it is easy to wash and is reusable. Otherwise, you could just use dixie cups and some good old fashioned popsicle sticks! Also, if you have a teething baby over 12 months I recommend this baby popsicle mold (be aware that you don't get to choose the colour they send you *sad face*) but its cheap and good quality!
Other Easy Summer Snack Ideas
Peach and Greek Yogurt Popsicles
- 6 Fresh Peaches pitted
- 4 tablespoon Honey
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 cups Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- Peel (optional) and pit the peaches. No need to chop into pieces as it will be going in the blender anyway.
- Add the peaches and honey into the blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add the vanilla and greek yogurt together. Stir well to combine.
- Get your popsicle mold out and spoon a little of the greek yogurt into each slot. Don't fill it completely. Add in the peach puree from the blender and keep alternating between adding the greek yogurt and peach puree until each slot in the popsicle mold is full.
- Cover the mold, insert your popsicle sticks (as per your mold instructions) and place in your freezer for at least 6 hours or until completely frozen.