Berry Parfait Yogurt Popsicles

Oh my goodness June. Beautiful June. Welcome back into my life. Please bring your late sunsets, your easy-breezy attitude, and your abundance of fresh berries, ready to be transformed into Breakfast Berry Parfait Yogurt Popsicles.

Berry Parfait Breakfast Yogurt Popsicles

After suffering three summers of watching my Pinterest feed be dominated by brightly hued homemade popsicles, I finally ordered this highly rated popsicle mold from Amazon last week. It cost less than $15—I’ve spent that much on cheese without thinking twice about it. Why oh why did I wait so long to bring this simple, special treat into my life?

Silly though it may sound, pulling these beautiful Berry Parfait Yogurt Popsicles from their molds filled me with the pure joy of childhood summers spent running through the sprinklers and riding bikes to our neighborhood shaved ice stand. I see many happy homemade popsicle days ahead.

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles. A healthy breakfast or snack you can take to go!

Like a parfait on a stick! Breakfast Yogurt Popsicles

Growing up, popsicles came from a box and were reserved for dessert after softball games or nights when our AC wasn’t cooperating. Now that I’m an adult with full control over my dietary choices, I can eat popsicles for breakfast. These Berry Parfait Yogurt Popsicles are made of all of the same healthy ingredients you’d find in a classic yogurt parfait, but frozen in popsicle form so that you can take them to go, stay cool when your AC is on the brink, and experience childhood popsicle joy on an otherwise mundane Monday morning.

To make the yogurt popsicles, I started by cooking fruit on the stove with a bit of honey, which breaks the fruit down and keeps it soft enough to bite into once it is frozen into the yogurt popsicles—no cracking of teeth on hard frozen strawberry nuggets please. I heated strawberries and blueberries separately so that I could layer them into pretty red and blue stripes, but feel free to mix a few different types of fruit together, keep it simple with one, or swap in other summer fruits you love. (I plan to fill my freezer with peach yogurt popsicles this July.)

For a summer breakfast to go, make these Parfait Breakfast Yogurt Popsicles

For the full parfait experience, I also layered in granola, which I was delighted to discover that, when mixed with the yogurt, softens into heavenly bites reminiscent of oatmeal cookie dough. Swoon.

Finally, holding our popsicles together is powerhouse Greek yogurt, which provides 8 grams of protein per popsicle. These pretty parfaits on a stick are both filling and a tasty way to munch one of your three recommended daily dairy servings.

June is an especially appropriate time to make these Berry Parfait Yogurt Popsicles, because it is National Dairy Month! In recognition, milk companies and dairy farm families have partnered with Feeding America for the Great American Milk Drive, a campaign that provides milk to families in need. Milk is one of the most requested and important items in food banks, yet it is also one of the least available. The Great American Milk drive provides an avenue for communities to contribute to milk delivery. Donations can start with as little as $5, and you can even see how many gallons of milk have been delivered in your state so far right here. Pretty cool.

The perfect to-go summer breakfast and snack: Berry Breakfast Yogurt Popsicles.

For what it’s worth, I did personally donate to this campaign (I wouldn’t be plugging it if I didn’t believe in it!), and I did so while eating a Berry Parfait Yogurt Popsicle. While I hope you will give either way—with yogurt popsicle in hand or sans yogurt popsicle— I highly recommend the former.

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Berry Parfait Yogurt Popsicles

Yogurt popsicles made with your favorite parfait ingredients like berries, granola and honey. A perfect healthy breakfast or snack you can take to go!


Yield: 6 popsicles

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients:


  • 3 cups fresh or frozen fruit, roughly chopped if large: strawberries (about 1 1/2 pints), cherries, whole blueberries, raspberries, peaches, blackberries, plums—pick your favorite!

  • 2-4 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, or agave, divided

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt

  • 1/4 cup milk (any kind dairy/non-dairy will do—I used skim. Omit if using regular vs. Greek yogurt)

  • 2/3 cup prepared granola



Directions:

In a small saucepan, combine the fruit and 2 tablespoons honey. Stir gently to combine. Turn the pan to medium-high heat, then bring the fruit to steady simmer. Let cook until the fruit is a thick and jammy consistency, about 8 to 10 minutes (some fruit may need longer). Stir often so that the fruit does not burn. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla extract, then let cool to room temperature.


In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together the Greek yogurt, milk and 1 tablespoon of honey. Taste and add additional honey a little at a time until you reach your desired sweetness. Place the granola in a small bowl, then mix it with 1/4 cup of the prepared yogurt mixture. This coats the granola and will help it soften and freeze into the popsicles.


Arrange a popsicle mold on your work surface. With a small spoon, place a generous dollop of yogurt into the bottom of each. Next, add a small scoop of granola, then a spoonful of the cooked fruit, lightly tapping the mold on the counter between layers to remove any air pockets. Continue layering the yogurt, granola, and fruit until the molds are filled. Tap the molds on the counter once more, then insert the popsicle stick. Freeze until solid, 6 hours or overnight.


To unmold the yogurt popsicles, run the mold under hot water for a few seconds (the time needed will vary based upon the temperature of your freezer). Gently remove and enjoy!


 


Wish you had a popsicle mold right now? I have and love this one (and it's inexpensive too!).


In a hurry? Swap the cooked fruit for 1 cup of your favorite jam (though depending upon which jam you select, the resulting popsicles may be higher in sugar).


Leftover yogurt popsicles will keep in the freezer for several weeks.


Adapted from The Kitchn


// All images and text ©/Well Plated.

Let’s talk dairy! Join me, the American Dairy Association Mideast, and a team of fabulously talented bloggers for a June dairy month Twitter #BarnParty next Wednesday, June 10th. We’ll be talking recipes, healthy living tips, and giving away loads of PRIZES too. View the details (and a list of goodies up for grabs) here.

To tide you over until the party starts, check out this tasty round up of Dairy Month recipes. Happy June!

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About Erin Clarke

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34 comments

  1. I am OBSESSED with the granola in these! It’s like the perfect surprise texture goodness! I think I may have found breakfast for the next 100 days! Pinning!

  2. This is SO genius. I too have fond memories of popsicles during soccer games. I would love to be the parent bringing these babies as a halftime snack, winning! 

  3. Yummy!! This looks oh so good!!

  4. These popsicles are the perfect way to welcome June! I am so excited for longer days too! xoxo

  5. June + these popsicles = happy Sarah. And you paint a perfect childhood summer!

  6. I love me some beautiful homemade popsicles!! These are just perfect for breakfast :) 

  7. Little bites of granola that soften into cookie dough? Sign me up! For breakfast, too!

  8. Wow! These look soooo amazing. The colours are so beautiful, and your photographs are absolutely stunning! What a delicious sweet treat. I will definitely be making them! Thank you so much for sharing :) 

  9. Popsicles for breakfast AND a great cause. Doesn’t get much better than that! Happy June, Erin!

  10. Love the use of yogurt here! I have yet to get a popsicle mold, but these are first on my list once I do :)

  11. It took me the longest time to buy popsicle molds too! And now that I’ve had them for awhile I can’t believe I didn’t have them before! These look awesome!

  12. Gahhh these look soooo good! I wish I was snacking on one right now!

  13. Love these yogurt pops so much. And those bits of granola sound so great in them!

  14. this is probably the best breakfast idea like EVER! 

  15. How gorgeous are these popsicles and how brilliant to eat them for breakfast on a hot summer day?  I just bought my first popsicle mold and can’t wait to give these a try.  I made strawberry cheesecake pops last week and obviously need some practice removing popsicles from the mold as I wrestled with them quite a bit before they wriggled out (I was afraid of melting them too much. . .my experience with the first pop I removed).  

  16. These are beee-autiful! It took me forever to buy a popsicle mold as well for some reason…and I’ve yet to use it…That needs to change, thanks for the inspiration girly! 

  17. These are the prettiest popsicles I have seen. :) Love that vibrant purple and red color. My kids would love these.

  18. Okay these are totally gorgeous! I love the tip about cooking the fruit in the honey. I had no idea, but I will totally try it!

  19. Oh my goodness beautiful June….. We woke up to minus 8c degrees….. Aint nothing beautiful about that! :(
    Your berry parfait yogurt pops on the other hand, freakin delightful! :)

  20. Erin – I can’t remember the last time that I had a popsicle. I was probably 12 or 13. It looks like I’m going to have to try your recipe and recreate my childhood. These are so healthy and full of yummy fruit. :) 

  21. Oh Erin – these sound absolutely fabulous and don’t even get me started on how they look! Wow!

  22. My kiddos would love these!!

  23. what a great treat! thanks for the Popsicle mold rec too. i have one but it doesn’t work very well, so maybe i need to get a new one this year. sounds good!

  24. Can’t wait to make these – my kiddos will be thrilled to have these as a treat (and will likely want them for breakfast too)! Also, I found these same popsicle molds at TJ Maxx for $6.99 + tax. I didn’t even know they were highly rated on Amazon – so what an awesome deal! :)

  25. These are gorgeous!  So perfect for summer!!

  26. These look and sound delicious! Do you think it would work the same with regular yogurt? I just can’t seem to get myself to like greek yogurt no matter how hard I try.

  27. My kids are so picky when it comes to fruits and vegetables, and even more so when they I convince them to have some yogurt. I hope they’ll love it. Thank you so much! 

  28. These look so delicious….gotta order some Popsicle molds from Amazon… thanks for the tip… do you know if the skinny popsicle mold is good as the one you have ? I think I would like to have them both…..

  29. These look so pretty and I LOVE the surprise of granola in them.  Definitely pinning this recipe so I can try them soon.  :)

  30. Can you please put more no bake recipes?

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