Strawberry Basil Yogurt Popsicles | 3 ingredient healthy yogurt popsicles full of strawberry and basil. Sweetener optional.
I’m so glad its Friday. It’s been a long week sitting out in the hot sun all afternoon watching the kids play in their tennis tournament. Fun stuff! But it also makes for some hot days.
And that has me dreaming of bucketfuls of strawberries to make a freezer full of these Strawberry Basil Yogurt Popsicles.
Two weeks ago at the farmers market, I bought 6 basil plants in four different types - Italian, lemon, Thai and purple. And then I got the idea to try them with strawberries. And then I thought why not in a popsicle? I needed something healthy and tasty to cool us down. So mixed up the strawberries with plain yogurt and added a bunch of basil - my favorite herb.
I used a little bit of lightly sweetened yogurt at the top of the popsicles just for a bit of a different look, but you could skip that. My kids loved these, even though my daughter was hesitant and made a face at the thought of basil.
I love basil so much I'd probably wear basil perfume at this point...
But mmm, the smell and taste of basil. If you're not crazy about it though, like I am, I didn't find it overpowering in this recipe. You could cut back or leave it out.
Either way, these make for a very refreshing and easy to make treat! I hope you enjoy them.
Check my previous post for how to make the Simple Syrup I used here. I think next time I might try a basil simple syrup for these.
Strawberry Basil Yogurt Popsicles
- ½ pint of strawberries
- 1 cup plain Greek style yogurt
- 6 basil leaves ((or more))
- Simple syrup (to taste, or about a teaspoon)
- Blend strawberries and basil together in food processor or blender.
- Add yogurt and blend, then add simple syrup to taste. I used about a teaspoon or so.
- Pour into popsicle mold and freeze for a few hours, or until ready.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.