Melon complements creamy yogurt in our totally vegan yogurt popsicles, making these one of our favorite summertime snacks. Hints of lime and mint counteract the yogurt to keep these pops super light and refreshing.
🍈 Why We Love This Recipe
- Pick a melon, any melon: This recipe works with cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon, so pick your favorite and enjoy!
- Super quick prep: All it takes is a blender and a popsicle mold. Easy!
- Light, interesting, and refreshing: Most popsicles are one-note, with a single unchanging flavor and totally lacking complexity. We add in lime juice, zest, and mint to counteract the creaminess of the yogurt and the sweetness of the melons. These yogurt popsicles are perfectly balanced and delicious.
Here's everything you'll need to make these yogurt popsicles:
📋 Ingredient Notes
- Melon: We've left it up to you to pick the melon of your choice. Honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon will all taste great, so just go with whichever you prefer.
- Mint: We'd highly recommend using fresh mint, and be sure to tightly pack the leaves into your measuring cup.
- Lime zest and juice: Just like the mint, using fresh lime juice and zest will go a long way towards making these yogurt popsicles as flavorful as possible.
🔪 Step-by-step Instructions
(1) Blend all ingredients (3 cups of melon, 3 tbsp lime juice, 1 cup dairy free vanilla yogurt, 2-3 tbsp agave syrup, 1.5 tsp lime zest) except mint in a high speed blender until smooth.
(2) Add ½ cup packed fresh mint leaves and blend until just incorporated. Note that if you are making the cantaloupe version, the mint can dull the color a bit if you overmix it.
(3) Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze for 4-6 hours minimum and enjoy!
💭 Expert Tips and FAQs
- Popsicle molds: We use stainless steel popsicle molds when we make this recipe. They're available all over the internet. If you're in a pinch, you can try filling up dixie cups, ice cube trays, or even a muffin tin would fill in nicely.
- Storage: Stack popsicles in an airtight container, with sheets of parchment paper in between each popsicle to prevent sticking.
You can try running them under slightly warm water for a few seconds, or just place them on a counter for 10 minutes so they very slightly melt on the edges and become easy to remove.
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Melon and yogurt work together with lime and mint to create a refreshing and balanced summer dessert.
- 3 packed cups of fresh melon, cut into 1 inch cubes(about 1 ¼ lbs)*
- ½ cup packed fresh mint leaves
- 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 cup dairy free vanilla yogurt
- 2-3 tbsp agave syrup**
- 1 ½ tsp lime zest
- Blend all ingredients (3 cups of melon, 3 tbsp lime juice, 1 cup dairy free vanilla yogurt, 2-3 tbsp agave syrup, 1.5 tsp lime zest) except mint in a high speed blender until smooth.
- Add ½ cup packed fresh mint leaves and blend until just incorporated. Note that if you are making the cantaloupe version, the mint can dull the color a bit if you overmix it.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze for 4-6 hours minimum and enjoy!
*Honeydew, watermelon, and cantaloupe all work well for these popsicles
**If you want a sugar free version, feel free to omit the agave.
Stainless steel popsicle molds work best.
If you are having issues getting your popsicle to release from the mold, try running under warm water for a few seconds or just set on the counter for 10 minutes before serving.
They will store in an airtight container for up to a week or so. To keep them from sticking, add a layer of parchment paper between each popsicle.
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Freezing
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: yogurt popsicles