Banana-Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles

by Kelli on March 14, 2012

Banana-Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles
Remember last week when I told you about my undying love of ice cream?  Well, you can pretty much apply that love to any and all frozen desserts….popsicles, fudgesicles, pudding pops, frozen yogurt and one of my favorite guilty pleasures, Skinny Cows….I could keep on going, but I have a feeling you get my drift.  This love goes beyond ice cream.  Whether it’s 10 degrees of 100 degrees, you’re likely to find a carton of ice cream (ok, let’s be honest, it’s more like two or three), a tray popsicles and maybe some frozen yogurt in my freezer.  Lucky for me, it’s closer to 70 degrees than 10 degrees (or whatever horrid weather mid-March usually brings) here in New York, making frozen treats even more enjoyable.

I started making my own popsicles last summer.  I got off to a rocky start, I’m not gonna lie.  My first couple attempts resulted in nearly-flavorless, bricks of ice on a stick with unevenly distributed specs of fruit.  Not pretty.  And not tasty either….most of those first few batches went in the trash.  I started to work out the kinks and each batch got a little better.  Then I hit the nail on the head with this pineapple-mango-chili concoction, and from then on there was an endless array of flavorful, delicious homemade popsicles circulating through my freezer.
Banana-Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles
Two of my favorite things about homemade popsicles – (1) the flavor combinations are endless!  The only limit is you, so use your imagination and go crazy!  (2) You know (and can pronounce) all of the ingredients in your popsicles.  I don’t know about you, but I was prefer eating something that’s sweetened with fresh fruit or a little agave syrup or honey, than something that’s loaded with refined sugar and corn syrup.

These pops are creamy, slightly flaky, not too sweet and packed with delicious fresh berry and banana flavor.  It’s kinda like a smoothie on a stick.  I have yet to cave, but the past couple mornings I was a little temped to have one for breakfast.

Banana-Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles
Banana-Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles

Yield: Makes 6 popsicles


  • 1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup blackberries


Combine all ingredients in a blender of food processor and puree til smooth.

Pass mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds and any remaining chunks of fruit.

Fill popsicle molds, and place try in the freezer until frozen.
Banana-Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles


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Baking Serendipity March 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I love frozen desserts too! I've made my own ice cream numerous times, but never popsicles. These are a must try for the summer!


Nish March 15, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Beautiful! Love the colour of the popsicles – I must try this soon!


Me And My Sweets March 15, 2012 at 3:24 PM

WOW! this sounds really yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like yours too!:-)


Lori from a Family's Life March 15, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Looks yummy! What a delicious color!


Madame Butternut March 16, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I recently discovered your blog–it's beautiful! And these popsicles are so delicious and fresh looking–Looks like a great way to get ready for and early NYC spring in the middle of March. I think my little nephews will love this! Thank you.


Jessica @ Hungrygems March 16, 2012 at 3:31 AM

I've been passing blackberries for the last few weeks in the grocery store tossing around recipe ideas in my mind… this may be the one I give in to! Looks delish!


Mal March 16, 2012 at 5:36 PM

These sound and look delicious! The color is also fantastic

Mal @ The Chic Geek


Me And My Sweets March 18, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I'm now a happy folloer of your nice blog:-)


Kitchen Riffs March 19, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Boy, I haven't made popsicles since I was a kid. Back then I was pretty happy with the basic flavors – you know, orange, cherry, whatever – but now I'd want something with a bit more interest to it. Great idea – and you've given me a few ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!


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