This Is My New Favorite Frozen Treat, And It’s Absurdly Easy

Frozen Yogurt Pops

Today I want to tell you about one of my very favorite snacks. And as someone who typically snacks their way through any given day, I have a lot of them! But this particular snack has a special place in my heart, especially now that it’s starting to get properly hot outside. So that’s why today we’ll be talking about frozen yogurt pops!

I’ve decided to call these “The World’s Easiest Frozen Yogurt Pops,” because they are exactly what they sound like: frozen yogurt on a stick. And to be clear, we’re talking about the yogurt-for-breakfast kind of yogurt, not some homemade fro-yo concoction. So what makes these pops such a special snack, you might ask?

4 Things I Love About These Frozen Yogurt Pops

Frozen Yogurt Pops

1. They’re Frozen

Okay, this one is pretty self-explanatory, but I felt the need to highlight it specifically because I have a THING for frozen treats. (It’s true, ask anyone!) I love frozen grapes, bananas, cookies, candy bars, etc. So these frozen yogurt pops are just the latest addition to a long list of my favorite frozen treats!

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Frozen Yogurt Pops

2. They’re A Perfect Snack

Just as a normal yogurt cup makes a good choice for a snack, frozen yogurt is perfect for snacking too! And since frozen yogurt is solid, it feels a bit more “substantial” than normal yogurt and thus makes a more satisfying snack. (Well, that’s how it feels to me anyway.) :-)

Frozen Yogurt Pops

3. They’re Easy & Economical

As far as snacks go, these frozen yogurt pops are about as easy and affordable as they come. There’s nothing stopping you from keeping these on hand in your freezer for “snack attack” emergencies!

Frozen Yogurt Pops

4. They’re Delicious!

The most important question you can ask about any snack is, “Is it delicious?” And for these frozen yogurt pops, the answer is an emphatic YES. They’re tasty, satisfying, and feel a bit indulgent as well! And during a hot summer day, there’s no better treat to help you beat the heat. :-)

How To Make The World’s Easiest Frozen Yogurt Pops

Frozen Yogurt Pops

You’ll need:

Yogurt cups, with lids intact*
Popsicle sticks

*Note: Yoplait yogurt cups don’t work well for this. Their cups are larger at the bottom and smaller at the opening, a shape that makes it difficult to slide the yogurt out once it’s frozen. Instead, look for yogurt cups that have a small base and a larger opening, or cups with straight sides.

Frozen Yogurt Pops

Directions:

Step 1 – Add Sticks

Insert a popsicle stick into the center of each yogurt cup through the lid. If you’re having trouble puncturing the lid with the stick, use a knife to make a slit near the center of the lid that you can slide the stick into.

Frozen Yogurt Pops

Step 2 – Freeze

After you’ve added the sticks, place the yogurt cups in your freezer and wait until the contents are frozen solid.

Frozen Yogurt Pops

Step 3 – Remove & Eat

To enjoy your frozen yogurt pop, just slide it out of the cup and enjoy! (If you’re having trouble getting the it out of the cup, hold it under hot running water for about 10 seconds or so to help loosen it up.)

What’s your favorite frozen treat?

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • Thank you Jilly – I unable to have Dairy, however, there is yogurt made without Dairy. I will insert popsicle stick, freeze and enjoy. ThAnK YoU!

  • Great idea. I have actually done the yogurt dots which are good and super easy.,I’m not much of a popsicle person like my mom is. I bet doing the yogurt pops this way is probably cheaper than the name brand ones which are ridiculously high priced. I definitely want to try this. I think I may have hit on something for a snack idea for my mom.

    • OK, here’s what I found out after doing some research on your erroneous comment (these excerpts are from two different articles…

      (From the Official website of the National Yogurt Association/AboutYougurt.com)

      Article #1
      Does frozen yogurt contain live and active cultures?

      “Frozen yogurt is a non-standardized food and, therefore, is not subject to Federal composition standards, as is the case for �yogurt.� In order to qualify for NYA�s Live & Active Cultures seal, frozen yogurt must be a product made by fermenting pasteurized milk (can include skim milk and powdered skim milk, plus other ingredients), using traditional yogurt cultures, until the proper acidity is reached. Many manufacturers, according to their unique recipes, will then mix this (the “yogurt” component) with a pasteurized ice cream mix of milk, cream, and sugar, plus stabilizers or other ingredients needed for desired consistency. This frozen yogurt base mix can then be blended with fruit or other ingredients and then frozen. The freezing process does not kill any significant amount of the cultures�in fact, during the freezing process the cultures go into a dormant state, but when eaten and returned to a warm temperature within the body, they again become active and are capable of providing all the benefits of cultures in a refrigerated yogurt product.

      Not all products termed “frozen yogurt” actually contain live and active cultures. Some so-called “frozen yogurts” use heat-treated yogurt, which kills the live and active cultures, or they may simply add in cultures to the mix along with acidifiers, and skip the fermentation step all together. To make sure that a frozen yogurt contains yogurt produced by traditional fermentation and has a significant amount of live and active cultures, look for the NYA Live & Active Cultures seal.”

      Article #2
      “You’d have to drop pretty far below zero to kill something meant to survive in human guts. Those friendly bacteria are hardy little organisms and, when frozen, simply become dormant until heated up. Sure, you may lose a few here and there, but all in all, don’t worry about your dessert. It’s alive and well.”

      • **This is the actual website name in Article #1: AboutYogurt.com
        I was not able to edit it after I noticed the extra “u” I accidentally put in the website address.

    • So maybe some people just enjoy a good snack and don’t care if the good bacteria is compromised, which you don’t give any proof that it actually is.

  • I love the black cherry; why didn’t I think of that?
    I shall go shopping tomorrow and purchase Activia and tongue depressors!
    Say, “Aaah” before having this wonderful frozen snack/desert/picker-upper.
    Thank you, sweet Jillee.

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