I had a popsicle for breakfast this morning. YUM. A homemade Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Popsicle. The grocery store had these huge cartons of blueberries on sale. How could I pass them up? I love fresh blueberries with yogurt. One of my favorite breakfasts in the winter is oatmeal with blueberries, honey and cinnamon but it’s too hot for that right now. So, I made popsicles. So simple.
I never buy flavored yogurt because it is crazy high in sugar. I like to flavor mine with honey, or apricot jam, or fresh fruit. My favorite though is lemon curd. I stir in just enough to make it slightly sweet. That’s just me, you know I don’t like stuff really sweet. The beauty of this is that you control the sweetness and the calories. I like that there are no artificial sweeteners in it. Dannon Lemon Fruit on the bottom yogurt has 170 calories. If I make it myself and use 1 teaspoon of lemon curd it has 126 calories (calculated with Cronometer). Every little bit helps.
I love the flavor combination of blueberries and lemon. Tart and sweet together. These popsicles are so easy to throw together. You just need four ingredients. Blueberries, yogurt, lemon curd and sugar. Anytime you freeze something, you will find you need a bit more sweetness. It’s just one of those things that happens when you freeze stuff. That’s why this recipe adds a bit of sugar. If you don’t like things that sweet you can absolutely leave the sugar out or reduce the amount. I put a tablespoon in hoping there is chance I can get the Accidental Cowboy to eat one of these pops. We’ll see, it’s heathy you know…..
So, rinse your blueberries and let them drain. Meanwhile, measure out your yogurt. I just put mine in a big measuring cup. Measure out the lemon curd and stir it well. You want it to warm up a bit if you have had it in the fridge and you want to make it a bit more liquid so that it combines well with the yogurt.
Using your handy dandy immersion blender, combine the yogurt and lemon curd. Place the blueberries in a separate bowl and add a few spoons full of the yogurt mixture. Mix to break up the berries but not too much. I like to see the pieces of berry.
Now add the blueberry mixture back into the yogurt and lemon curd and just swirl things around a bit if you want your popsicles to be sort of swirly looking. I wish these were a bit more swirly. Practice.
Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds and pop them into the freezer for about 6 hours. When you’re ready to serve them, run the mold under warm tap water for a bit. Breakfast, an afternoon snack, dessert. Pretty guilt free.
Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Popsicles
Easy homemade popsicles made with just 4 ingredients, blueberry lemon and plain yogurt. A cool summertime treat.
- 1 1/4 cups low-fat plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup lemon curd
- 2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar or honey or sugar substitute
Stir lemon curd to thin it a bit. Combine yogurt and lemon curd in a medium size bowl or 4 cup measuring cup with a spout. This will allow for easy pouring of the final mix into the popsicle molds.
In a separate bowl, using an immersion blender, small food processor or blender, combine blueberries and a couple of spoons full of the lemon curd and yogurt mixture.
Add the blueberry mixture back into the yogurt mixture and swirl the two together. I don't over mix this because I want the swirls to show in the popsicles.
Pour mixture into popsicle molds and chill until frozen. About 4 to 6 hours.
You can use any type of plain yogurt, low-fat, non-fat, full-fat or greek.