If you have some extra blueberries on hand that are getting too ripe you can try making some cold ice lollies with them! This blueberry version is amazing – such wonderful burst of flavours! I love the addition of the yogurt and coconut cream as well. It gives it such a wonderful creaminess and tropical flair as well. They are super easy to put together – simply blend the ingredients together, freeze in the popsicle molds and enjoy!
Why you will love these lollies!
- It’s healthy!
- Refreshing and delicious!
- You get a serving of fruit!
- Vegan and gluten free
- Simple ingredients
What is in the blueberry lollies?
- Blueberries: adds the freshness and burst of flavours
- Coconut cream: tropical creaminess!
- Maple syrup: the perfect sweetness! Don’t be shy to add more sweetness as you want to enjoy your frozen treats and not feel like it’s a chore to eat!
- Dairy free yogurt: this adds the thickness you need for a frozen yogurt treat or it’ll melt too quickly and become a mess before you can even eat it! I used a vanilla flavored yogurt for this recipe. I think it adds to the flavor.
- Blue spirulina & purple powder: wild blueberries add a beautiful purple hue but I find adding blue spirulina gives it a more a blue tinge. Adding purple powder allows you to choose a beautiful purple shade that you like. You eat food with your eyes so you should think your food is pretty!
How to make the lollies?
Make the lollies in 4 easy steps:
- Gather all your ingredients and place it into your blender. Blend on high for at least 30 seconds. I use a high speed blender like this.
- Pour your blended ingredients evenly into each popsicle mold like this one
- Add in other garnishes like passion fruit or granola to the base of your mixture.
- Tap your mold firmly on a hard surface to ensure there are no air bubbles.
- Pop it into the freezer for a half hour to an hour without adding the sticks (unless you purchased a mold that has spots for sticks, mine did not). I do this so that the mixture hardens a little bit so the stick doesn’t sink to the bottom of the mold.
- Remove the mold from the freezer and slowly push in your sticks into the middle of each slightly frozen popsicle.
- Freeze them overnight and enjoy!
The perfect popsicle
To ensure your popsicle slides right out of the mold without breaking when you tug on the stick, try running the bottom of the mold in some warm water for 20 seconds. That should loosen the popsicle from the walls enough to freely pull the stick.
Alternatives to popsicle molds
Some of us don’t have access to molds and you can just your blended recipe into a container and eat it like ice cream.
Changing it up
The possibilities are endless with yogurt lollies. Here are some ways you can change it up to make them your own:
- Fruits: choose your favourite berries, mangos, pineapples etc. or do a combination! You can add pieces of chopped fruits inside your mold or in your blender!
- 1) Passion fruit is a delicious fruit to pair with blueberries. I love the tanginess and crunch of the seeds to go along with the creaminess of the yogurt
- 2) Lemon is a great pair as well to blueberries. You can add a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to your yogurt blend.
- Yogurt: you can choose a flavoured based yogurt like vanilla or coconut
- Powders: depending on what colour you are going for, you can add that colour palette. For example, if you’re doing mango, you can add curcumin powder.
- Granola: you can add granola to the base of the ice lollies and when they freeze they will add a nice crunch to your treat.
- Nut butter: You could add protein to your lollies by adding nut butter. Don’t add too much and try a tablespoon to start off with.
About these blueberry popsicles!
- Smooth: Smooth and creamy the way you expect it to be!
- Easy: Whip them together in no time! The hardest part will be waiting for them to freeze!
- Flavor blast: Enjoy the taste of summer with a refreshing cold twist to it!
- Coconut yogurt: If you don’t have yogurt on hand, you can use only coconut cream from a can. Other plant based yogurts can work too but I feel that coconut yogurt is the best because it’s so much thicker than other plant based yogurts. You could also do this vice versa and add only coconut yogurt if you don’t have coconut cream from a can.
- Maple syrup: You could try agave syrup (I haven’t tried this before).
How to store these popsicles
Honestly if I don’t eat things within 3 months my treats start tasting a bit like freezer burn. I would suggest trying to finish them up sooner rather than later!
Other blueberry treats to try
Blueberry Yogurt Lollies
- 2 cup blueberries Boiled down to make 1/4 cup juice
- 3 tbsp coconut cream vanilla
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup yogurt dairy free
- 1 tsp blue spirulina
- 1 tsp purple powder
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl
- Run it through a blender or immersion hand blender until smooth
- Adjust spirulina and purple powder to get desired colour
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds
- Let it freeze for an hour, until slightly set. Add popsicle sticks and place back into the freezer until completely frozen
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