4-ingredient dairy-free yogurt popsicles that are loaded with tart juicy blackberries, sweet watermelon, and probiotics! Simple, healthy, and easy to make. A creamy frozen yogurt popsicle perfect for the whole family. 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 plant-based yogurt bases made out of coconuts, cashews, oats, soy, and more with their own flavors. These yogurts come from a plant source and not an animal source. Therefore these dairy-free blackberry watermelon yogurt popsicles are made with coconut yogurt. Yogurt made from coconuts that are also loaded with probiotics.
BEST COCONUT YOGURT BRANDS for YOGURT POPSICLES
- Anita’s Creamline Coconut Yogurt
- COYO Coconut Yogurt
- So Delicious Coconut Yogurt
- Harmless Harvest Coconut Yogurt
Anita’s coconut yogurt uses 3 ingredients. There is no added sugar whatsoever and no additives. Ingredients are incredibly pure and clean. Next in line comes COYO coconut yogurt which uses a tad bit of sugar and tapioca to thicken it, but is pretty pure when it comes to dairy-free alternative yogurts. Harmless Harvest is another favorite that makes really clean dairy-free coconut yogurt. And lastly, So Delicious coconut yogurt is more processed but certified gluten-free.
For this yogurt popsicle recipe, I love to use yogurts that are unsweetened, tangy, and tart over sweet. It gives these popsicles a unique flavor, taste, texture, and really compliments the sweet fruit used in this popsicle recipe.
Packed with blackberries and watermelon, you’d be surprised how each fruit compliments each other allowing each fruit to shine throughout the luscious yogurt. And this makes each bite a sensational frozen treat!
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, frequent illness
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
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 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 water.
- Pour into popsicle molds.
- Add your favorite fruit.
- Fill the popsicle molds with more yogurt.
- Then cover, add the popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight.
These are the popsicles that inspired my 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 1/2 pints fresh blackberries
- 2 1/2 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 1/4 inch wide slices and chunks and set aside.
- Rinse 1 1/2 boxes of blackberries and set aside.
- Pour coconut mixture into a measuring cup and pour 1/4 cup into the popsicle mold followed by a few pieces of watermelon and whole blackberries. Take your fingers and smoosh the fruit down into the yogurt until covered. Then add another 1/4 cup of coconut yogurt mixture into the popsicle mold and add fruit as above. 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.
- When the popsicles are ready simply run the mold under warm/hot water until the popsicles are loose enough to jolt out of their molds. Store in the freezer in a plastic bag. Stores for up to 6 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 for 6 hours or even overnight, and you are done. There is no waiting until they are half frozen and needing that extra step to put in the sticks. This mold saves you a huge step!
- 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,