Looking for a tasty frozen treat for your kiddos to help them beat the heat? Then make sure to try these amazing Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles! These 4-ingredient popsicles are easy to make and are great for all ages – babies, toddlers, kids and even you!

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Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Healthy Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Mom.. can I give these popsicles a million star ⭐️ review?

Ellie – 10-year old with popsicle all over her mouth

Seriously though, these popsicles are hands down the best popsicles we have ever made!

So it’s a good thing they are easy to make because they have been on heavy rotation all month long.

These popsicles are made with 4 easy ingredients – strawberries, yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla. But the reason these popsicles are so crave-worthy is because we spend a few minutes simmering the strawberries, maple syrup and vanilla into literally the best strawberry compote ever made. Then we swirl in some yogurt, spoon these strawberry/yogurt mixture into some popsicle molds and let the freezer do its magic.

And because these popsicles are filled with nothing but healthy ingredients you can feel good about serving them for breakfast, snack, lunch and of course a dessert. Popsicles for breakfast on a hot summer day will pretty much blow any kid’s mind 🤯!

If you are looking for more easy and healthy popsicle recipes for your little ones, then be sure to check out my Rainbow PopsiclesGreen Tropical Smoothie Popsicles, or these delicious Yogurt Fruit Popsicles. You can also find more recipes and information in my best-selling cookbook Little Foodies: Recipes for Babies and Toddlers with Taste.

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Watch this video to see how easy these popsicles are to make!

Reasons to Love These Strawberry Popsicles

  • healthy frozen treat
  • baby, toddler, kid and even adult-friendly
  • full of vitamin C, fiber, protein, and calcium
  • can be served for breakfast, snack, lunch or dessert
  • sweetened with maple syrup
  • 15-minute prep time
Ingredients for strawberry yogurt popsicles on a purple plate.

Ingredients

A full list of ingredients and instructions can be found in the recipe card.

  • Strawberries: fresh or frozen strawberries work in this recipe. I usually use frozen strawberries in this recipe because we always have some on hand and they tend to be a little sweeter than fresh strawberries, but hulled fresh strawberries will work just as well.
  • Yogurt: you can use plain or flavored yogurt like vanilla or honey (for babies over 1 year). If you are using plain yogurt and don’t want it to be as tart, you can always add a few tablespoons of maple syrup to the yogurt before mixing it into the strawberry base.
  • Maple Syrup: to add in a little extra sweetness to these popsicles. This is an optional ingredient.
  • Vanilla Extract: added to round out the flavors of the strawberries and maple syrup. Adding in the vanilla is optional but I love the flavor it gives.

Diary-Free Tip: to make these popsicles dairy-free you can use any plant-based yogurt you prefer – coconut, cashew, soy, oat, etc.

Health Benefits

Not only are these popsicles delicious, but they are full of nutrients as well!

Strawberries: are full of important vitamins and minerals that benefit our health. They are high in vitamin C; in fact, one cup contains about 180% of the recommended Daily Value for kids, making it an excellent source of this vitamin. They’re also a good source of fiber and contain potassium, folate, and numerous antioxidants.  A majority of strawberries are made up of water, so they are a great food to keep your kid hydrated. 

Yogurt: is full of protein and calcium to help develop muscles and bones as well as probiotics, or good bacteria, that help your kid maintain a healthy gut.

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, add the strawberries, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  2. Heat on medium-low for 10 minutes, stirring often and mashing the strawberries with the back of a wooden spoon. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. If you want a smooth consistency in your popsicles, then you will need to blend this strawberry compote in a blender or with a hand-held immersion blender until smooth. We like some strawberry chunks in our popsicles, so we mash the compote with a wooden spoon.
  4. Gently swirl in the yogurt to the strawberry compote.
  5. Spoon the liquid into a popsicle mold of your choice.
  6. Freeze for 5 hours or preferably overnight.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Fruit Tip: Feel free to substitute the strawberries with cherries, peaches, blueberries or raspberries or a combo of any fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand.

Tools Needed

A purple kids plate with two hands holding it into strawberry yogurt popsicles and sliced strawberries.

Cooking with Kids

You can easily have your kids help you make these fun popsicles.

Toddlers

  • Toddlers can help measure and pour the ingredients into the saucepan.
  • Once cooled, toddlers can help spoon the popsicle mixture into the popsicle molds.
  • With help, they can place the popsicle molds into the freezer. My kids always spill the tray at this point, so just give them an extra hand.

Kids

  • You can pretty much let older kids make this recipe by themselves. 
  • They can pick out and measure all of the ingredients into the saucepan. With adult supervision, kids can heat and stir the strawberries on the stove.
  • Kids can swirl in the yogurt and pour the popsicle mixture into the molds and place the popsicles into the freezer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these popsicles dairy-free?

Yes! You can use any plant-based yogurt you prefer in the recipe – almond, soy, oat or cashew yogurt.

How long can you freeze these strawberry popsicles?

Once frozen, these popsicles will last up to 3 months in the freezer inside the popsicle mold.

Can I use other fruit besides strawberries?

Feel free to substitute the strawberries with cherries, peaches, blueberries or raspberries or a combo of any fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand.

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How to Store these Popsicles

Once frozen, these popsicles will last up to 3 months in the freezer inside the popsicle mold.

Recipe Tips

  • Strawberries: I like to use frozen strawberries in this recipe because my kids eat all of the fresh ones, but you can certainly use fresh hulled strawberries if you have some on hand.
  • Sweetness: depending on the sweetness levels of your strawberries, you may need to add in more maple syrup or honey (for over 1 year old) than the recipe states below. Taste the popsicle mixture after you mix in the yogurt it to see if you need to add any sweetener.
  • Releasing from Mold: if you are having a hard time releasing the popsicles from the mold, then you can try running the mold under warm water for 15-30 seconds.
  • Yield of Recipe: some molds are bigger or smaller than others. So it’s important to know that you may have to double or triple some recipes depending on the size of your molds and how many popsicles you are making. I have always found that if I make too much popsicle mixture, my kids are happy to drink it like a smoothie for me;).
  • Outside Time: for babies and toddlers, eating popsicles is a great outdoor activity so you can avoid some of the mess.
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Get the recipe: Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle

5 stars (2 ratings)
These 4-ingredient Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles are easy to make and are seriously delicious for the entire family!

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups strawberries (see notes)
  • 2-4 tbsp maple syrup, optional but highly recommended
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup yogurt (see notes)

Instructions 

Favorite Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

  • Simmer: in a medium saucepan, place the strawberries, maple syrup and vanilla and heat over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
    Silver sauce pan on the way background filled with frozen strawberries maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  • Break down Strawberries: Using the back of a fork, break down the strawberries into small chunks. If you want a completely smooth strawberry popsicle, then use an immersion blender or blender to puree the strawberries.
    Silver sauce pan on a white background filled with a simmered strawberry, maple syrup and vanilla pu
  • Cool: let this strawberry compote cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix in Yogurt: once cool the strawberry compote should have thickened up a little bit. Add the yogurt to the strawberries in dollops and gently stir. You can stir completely so the yogurt and strawberries are completely combined or marbled the yogurt and strawberries so the popsicles have a more swirled effect.
    Pan filled with a strawberry purée and yogurt.
  • Fill Popsicle Trays: gently spoon the strawberry yogurt mixture into a popsicle mold of your choice.
    Spread of a pan filled with strawberry and yogurt and a popsicle mold with popsicle sticks on that white background.
  • Freeze: place the popsicle mold into the freezer and freeze for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight.
    A teal popsicle tray with the hand holding a strawberry yogurt popsicle on top of it.
  • Eat: gently take the popsicle out of the mold, serve and enjoy!
    A purple kids plate with two strawberry yogurt popsicles and sliced strawberries on it against a white background.

Notes

Age: can be served to 6-9+ months depending on when baby can hold the popsicle stick. 
Yield: this recipe makes roughly 3 cups of popsicle mixture. You may need to increase/decrease that amount based on your popsicle mold size. If you have any leftovers, feel free to serve it as a smoothie or smoothie bowl to your kiddos (or yourself). 
Notes on Strawberries: you can use fresh or frozen strawberries for this recipe. 
Notes on Yogurt: you can use plain, vanilla, honey (for babies over 1), lemon or whichever other flavor sounds good or you have on hand. I do recommend using whole milk yogurt to help boost the flavor and thickness. You can also any plant-based yogurt you prefer as well – oat, cashew, almond, soy, etc. 
Sweetness: Depending on the sweetness of your fruit and your sweetness preference, I recommend tasting the simmered strawberries before pouring it into the trays to see if it needs more sweetener. 

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