4-ingredient Blackberry Watermelon Yogurt Popsicles! Completely dairy-free yogurt popsicles that are loaded with tart juicy blackberries, sweet watermelon, and probiotics! Simple, healthy, and easy to make. Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and refined sugar-free.
You might be wondering how these Blackberry Watermelon Yogurt Popsicles can be Dairy-Free, right?! There are all kinds of dairy-free and plant-based types of yogurt. I'm not talking about dairy yogurts with flavors, I'm talking about plant-based yogurt bases made from plants, such as coconuts, cashews, oats, soy, almonds, and more with their own plant-based flavors. These yogurts come from a plant source and not an animal source. These dairy-free blackberry watermelon yogurt popsicles are made with coconut yogurt. Coconut yogurt is made from coconuts. And the taste is out of this world!
Best Coconut Yogurt Brands for Dairy-Free yogurt popsicles
- Culina Coconut yogurt
- Cocojune Coconut yogurt
- COYO Coconut Yogurt
- Harmless Harvest Coconut Yogurt
- So Delicious Coconut Yogurt
The first four dairy-free yogurt alternatives are very tangy, rather than sweet. They use minimal ingredients, have tons of healthy fats, and are rich in probiotics. All of these things are so important for your body and that's why almost always choose tangy probiotic-rich dairy-free yogurts. The last coconut yogurt I mentioned has a few more ingredients than I'd like but is a great allergy-friendly option.
Packed with blackberries and watermelon, you'd be surprised how each fruit compliments each other allowing each fruit to taste so vibrantly in every bite. When it comes to this popsicle recipe you are looking for a dairy-free yogurt that doesn't have a lot of sugar or any sugar. You'll want ingredients that are incredibly pure and clean. Less sugar means it will taste tangy. I love to use yogurts that are unsweetened, tangy, and tart over sweet. It gives these popsicles a unique flavor, taste, and texture, which really compliments the sweet fruit used in this popsicle recipe.
Why use dairy-free yogurt over dairy?
- Dairy is highly inflammatory to the body, especially for those with digestive disorders
- Sensitivities to dairy include conditions such as Leaky Gut, Sibo, Candida, and even Celiac
- Dairy products create cystic acne, allergies, headaches, mucus, sinus infections, and frequent illness, which can alleviate with the elimination of dairy
Not all dairy-free yogurt alternatives are created equal
- Some are loaded with sugar and a million ingredients that do not belong in yogurts such as added sugar, gums, additives, artificial flavorings, thickeners
- But then there are some dairy-free yogurts that are better than the real dairy deal!
- Always read the ingredient labels over the fancy marketing labels
When it comes to this popsicle recipe you are looking for a yogurt that doesn't have a lot of sugar or any sugar. You'll want ingredients that are incredibly pure and clean. Less sugar means it will be tangy. I love to use yogurts that are unsweetened, tangy, and tart over sweet. It gives these popsicles a unique flavor, taste, and texture, and really compliments the sweet fruit used in this popsicle recipe.
Dairy-Free Coconut Yogurt Benefits
- Rich in probiotics
- More calcium than dairy
- Vegan and plant-sourced rather than animal-sourced
- Ample dose of healthy "good" bacteria
- Improves immune function
- Very filling when real, whole, and pure ingredients are used
How To Make Blackberry Watermelon Dairy-Free Yogurt Popsicles
- First, you find a dairy-free yogurt you love! It doesn't have to be coconut
- Best to be unsweetened or plain
- Mix the yogurt with the water in a blender
- Pour into popsicle molds
- Add your favorite fruit and push the fruit down the mold so you can add more
- Fill the popsicle molds with more yogurt
- Then cover, add the popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight
These are the popsicles that inspired my very popular Papaya Watermelon Yogurt Popsicles. Reminds me of a hot Summer's day in the middle of July, sitting on a porch swing in Cape Cod. The visual is seriously necessary so you can understand the taste.
Ready to gather your ingredients?
Dairy-Free Blackberry Watermelon Yogurt Popsicles
- Popsicle Mold and sticks
- 1 cup dairy-free plant-based coconut yogurt
- 1 cup spring water
- 1 ½ cups fresh blackberries
- 2 ½ cups sliced watermelon white seeds only
- 3-4 drops liquid stevia , optional
- In a high speed blender combine the filtered water and the coconut yogurt and blend well. Set aside.
- Cut watermelon pieces into ¼-inch wide slices and chunks and set aside. You can also cut the blackberries into halves, but you don't have to.
- Pour coconut mixture into each popsicle mold about ¼ full. Then add a mixture of berries and watermelon to each popsicle followed by more yogurt. Keep repeating this step until each popsicle mold is filled.
- Cover the popsicle mold with the cover and add the sticks. Then place in the freezer for about 6 hours or overnight.
- To get the popsicles out of their molds, run the mold under warm/hot water until the popsicles are loose enough to jolt out of their mold. Store in the freezer in a bag or sealed container. Stores for up to 4 months.
- The popsicle mold that I like to use comes with a plastic top that has slits in it for the popsicle sticks. What I LOVE about this, is that this lid keeps the sticks in place, so all you have to do is cover the mold, add the sticks, and put it in the freezer.
- The liquid stevia is optional. You don't have to use it. If you don't like liquid stevia simply omit. Do not add extra sugar. My favorite Liquid stevia by Nu Naturals.
Love & Popsicles that taste like Spring,