It is officially summer here in Charlotte, and I am starting to get cranky. As much as I love the summer months, I hate being hot. Seriously, you should steer clear of me when I'm hot. I am not a nice person. I can handle the heat if I'm prepared, but if I'm in jeans and get stuck sitting/standing in the sun's direct path, I lose it. I hate being sweaty and claustrophobic (working out is a different story- I'm mentally prepared to be a sweaty mess). My boyfriend even knows I won't get into his car unless the air condition has been running for at least a minute. He probably thinks this is insane, but he has all black interior... and let's be real, I'm doing him a favor by not totally losing my marbles on him.
What's the best thing to cool you down in the summer?! POPSICLES! I used to inhale ice pops, bomb pops, push pops, fudge pops- any kind of pop- when I was a kid in the summer. I don't crave that fake sugar as often as I used to when I was a kid (there's a time and a place for that kind of over-sweet goodness), so I made these greek yogurt popsicles as a healthier/more grown up summer treat!
THEY'RE SO EASY
Piece of popsicle.
They're like a smoothie on a stick and they're great as a snack, breakfast, or late night treat! The best part is you can put whatever you want in them. Switch up the fruit! Get funky wit it. Literally you can put whatever mix-ins you want in these popsicles and you can't go wrong. I think next time I make these I'm going to try cherries & dark chocolate. Maybe myer lemon and blood orange next?! The possibilities are endless.
I was inspired to make these by the one and only Sally's Baking Addiction- is there anything this lady can't bake?!
I hope these keep you cool this summer and save you from having a total emotional melt down ;) let me know what you think!
Greek Yogurt Popsicles
2 cups + 2 Tbsp vanilla greek yogurt
2 cups frozen fruit (I used mixed fruit- peaches, pineapple, strawberries, and blueberries)
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Add the fruit, 2 Tbsp yogurt, honey, and lemon juice to a food processor
- Blend until almost no clumps remain (it will look like a thick smoothie)
- Add remaining 2 cups yogurt to a large bowl
- Stir in fruit mixture (if you want a swirl effect, don't stir in all the way)
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 6-8 hours