Homemade Popsicles Recipe


Warm weather is here! Bring on the frozen treats!

If you’ve spent any time in the frozen aisle of a grocery aisle, you know how tough it can be to find frozen sweet treats like ice cream or store-bought popsicles that have whole ingredients and minimal stabilizers. If you have 10 minutes and a little time on your hands, these homemade popsicles are for you. 

Made with just a few ingredients per flavor, these are simple, delicious, and perfect for a warm day. They are also a fan-favorite by our toddler sample group and can be made in any size and shape mold you prefer.

How to make popsicles at home

Our homemade popsicles are made from a Greek yogurt base. We then add fresh strawberries and honey for a strawberries and cream flavor, honey and sprinkles for a “funfetti” popsicle, and melted chocolate for our chocolate flavor. These could all be made in separate molds or layered for a beautiful spumoni look. 

The smaller the mold, the less freeze wait time will be needed. We opted for smaller molds to have as a quick sweet treat or to hand to your kiddo for a post-dinner treat. 

These quick and healthy popsicles are great for anyone with a sweet tooth. Maintaining a nutritious lifestyle does not mean giving up desserts! With recipes like this in your back pocket, you can whip up delicious treats that you can feel good about enjoying and serving to your family and friends. 

Popsicle Recipe Ingredients:

Popsicle Recipe Ingredients

Greek Yogurt

We use 2% fat Greek, plain yogurt, but you could use any percentage you like. We haven’t tried this with regular plain yogurt or plant-based yogurt, but they should freeze similarly.


This sweetener counterbalances the tart yogurt. We only add honey in the funfetti and strawberry flavors, as the chocolate flavor gets its sweetness from the chocolate chips. You could alternatively use agave or maple syrup.


If you’re making this in the spring or summer, snag some fresh berries if you can. Otherwise, defrosted frozen strawberries should do the trick to make these strawberry popsicles. It works best if you can mash or blend them into a strawberry puree. You can also substitute any fruit of choice, though some may fare better flavor-wise than others. For example, frozen blueberries aren’t very sweet, but they do create a pretty purple color. We recommend using whole fruit instead of fruit juice.


We used melted chocolate chips for our chocolate flavor. You could also use a chocolate bar if that’s all you have on hand. Cocoa powder may work, but we haven’t tried it.


These are optional but do add a pop of color to the honey and yogurt mixture. We chose an artificial dye-free sprinkle brand to keep these homemade popsicles as clean as possible.

Popsicle molds

And, of course, you will need popsicle molds to keep them all together. You can choose classic popsicle molds or look for ones in fun shapes or sizes—totally up to you! Popsicle sticks are another option, although they tend to be a little messier.

Homemade popsicles

Homemade popsicles

Made with just a few ingredients per flavor, these are simple, delicious, and perfect for a warm day.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 small pieces
Calories 117 kcal


  • 1 cup Greek (2%, plain) yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup strawberries, mashed or blended in a food processor or blender
  • 2 tbsp melted chocolate
  • Sprinkles to taste, optional


  • Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler until smooth; set aside
  • Mash strawberries or blend, set aside
  • Spoon ⅓ cup of the yogurt into the mashed strawberries and add 1 tbsp of honey; mix well.
  • Spoon ⅓ cup of yogurt into the melted chocolate mix until combined.
  • Add 1 tbsp of honey and the sprinkles to the remaining ⅓ cup of the yogurt mixture and combine.
  • Spoon each flavor into your preferred popsicle molds and freeze overnight or for at least 5 hours.


Serving: 2gCalories: 117kcalProtein: 9gFat: 4gSugar: 11g
Keyword homemade, popsicles
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Popsicles FAQs

How do you make popsicles creamy, not icy?

A dairy base helps with creaminess and gives these more of a creamsicle texture than classic fruit popsicles you would buy at the store. Although we haven’t attempted it, plant-based yogurt or coconut milk should also freeze well. Another tip is not to use ice cubes but frozen fruit. If you want to be a little less healthy, some popsicle recipes use sweetened condensed milk to make their popsicles extra creamy.

How do you store homemade popsicles?

Popsicles should be kept in the freezer unless you’re eating them! We recommend eating these within 2-3 weeks (if they last that long). It’s usually easiest to store them in the popsicle molds you made them in, but you could alternatively store them in an airtight container (like a ziploc) so that your popsicle mold is freed up to make more!

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