It’s an art when you can make a popsicle that is also nutrient-dense, healthy and YUMMY. One where it tastes so good and your child has no idea it’s healthy and good for you. Now that’s a win!
Hello to sweet, tangy, tart, and creamy all in one popsicle! The top portion of the popsicle made with pureed strawberries and raspberries tastes like a healthy Jolly Rancher while the bottom half is all creamy tart coconut. And the surprise? You’ll be biting into refreshing watermelon chunks that give these delicious popsicles a SWEET burst of flavor!
These Mixed Berry Watermelon Yogurt Popsicles are the real deal and legit swoon-worthy, and that’s what I love so much about this dessert. It’s a popsicle filled with a mix of compatible colorful flavors giving you everything you could ever want in a frozen treat, guilt-free and mom-approved.
Call this the “Mommy and Me” popsicle because all parties have truly LOVED this frozen popsicle treat.
But let’s not forget about the fact that berries are a fantastic antioxidant, and an immunity booster. For kids, during any season including the Flu season, it’s pertinent that they get their immunity boosters daily.
Did you know that berries are loaded with potassium, vitamin C, and high in fiber and antioxidants giving your immunity a boost while keeping your healthy gut bacteria alive and flourishing? Berries can even lower your blood sugar!
Did you know that coconut yogurt has billions of probiotics and calcium the two main nutrients you get from dairy? From healthy coconut yogurt (not to be confused with coconut flavored yogurt) you’ll get magnesium, calcium and vitamin B12.
This is what functional nutrition is all about. Foods that mean something to your body, not just your senses.
My favorite way to make yogurt popsicles is with a paleo-approved yogurt. That means no sugars, no funny ingredients, just pure wholesome food, and dairy-free. It has a different taste. It has a lot of tang which is what makes these SO good and SO next level.
The bite is frozen heaven. The lick is sweet.
Speaking of sweet…
Never tell a four-year-old that if he licks one popsicle and doesn’t like it because of the uneven fruit/yogurt ratio that he can have another, because what kid is going to turn down a popsicle? And before you know it you have been manipulated by a four-year-old.
Sister says “really refreshing, ooh”
nephew says “Yes, I will need another”
I say ” SCORE! Dessert on Paleo for dayzzzzz”
Ready to make beautiful music together?
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
1 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt
1 cup water + 5-6 tablespoons of additional water
2 cups chopped seedless watermelon
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1-2 drops of liquid stevia plain
Blend the coconut yogurt with 1 cup water, and liquid stevia in the blender. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
Without washing the blender, puree the frozen strawberries and raspberries in the same blender, adding up to 6 tablespoons of water to create a syrupy fruit puree.
Pour the berry mixture almost halfway into each popsicle mold, then add a few pieces of chopped watermelon until the popsicles are filled halfway.
Then add more watermelon and also pour the creamy coconut mixture into the mold until the molds are full.
Cover, add sticks and freeze for at least a minimum of 5 hours.
Store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
I used coconut by Coyo, you can also use Anita’s. If you cannot find those I suggest a tangy unsweetened one you can find. It makes all the difference!
You can also use dairy yogurt if that is your jam, just remember unsweetened is the way to go if you want a sugar-free popsicle. If you want more sweetness-feel free and use a yogurt that is already sweetened.
You must use frozen berries otherwise the water ratio will be different and I didn’t test it that way.