Firecracker Berry Frozen Yogurt Pops

I just love July 4th. I mean, seriously, what’s not to love?

You get to have a fun, casual get-together with friends, let your hair down, gnaw on saucy ribs and potato salad, maybe splash around in a pool or stretch out in the grass with a cold cocktail… and then, suddenly, your breezy barbecue is capped off with a BOOM – huge, sparkling fireworks that light up the night sky! After a little clapping (and yawning), you round up your things, hug goodbye and drag your heels home like a kid leaving a playground.

It’s just the best day of the whole summer and I love it, mosquito bites and all. Can you tell?

It’s also the perfect time of year for frosty, fruity berry popsicles like these ones with just four ingredients – strawberries, blueberries, plain yogurt and a little sugar. These tart and sweet treats are lots of fun to make and fabulously colorful for showing your patriotic spirit in a pretty, delicious way!

Just puree your two berries separately and add the puree to separate bowls. Add a little plain yogurt to another bowl, and in goes the sugar. You can even mix in an extract, like lemon, coconut or vanilla, with the yogurt to enhance the flavor with something unexpected! Pour the three mixtures into your popsicle molds, alternating after every pour, and then slip in your popsicle sticks. Into the freezer they go for about 3 hours, and voila! You have yourself an icy cold, guilt-free frozen yogurt treat for those sticky hot days.

… And here in Austin, we have no shortage of those!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and stay cool in the summer heat, foodie friends! Let me know in the comments what your favorite frozen treat is this time of year. I always love reading your feedback. It inspires me!

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Firecracker Berry Frozen Yogurt Pops

Yield: Makes 10

Ingredients:

1/2 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered (1 1/2 cups)

1/2 pound blueberries (1 1/2 cups)

1 1/4 cups low-fat plain yogurt

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions:

In a food processor, puree strawberries and blueberries separately, adding each pureed fruit to a separate small bowl. In another small bowl, whisk together yogurt and sugar. Pour the 3 mixtures, alternating, into ten 3-ounce ice-pop molds, making 3 to 5 layers in each. With a skewer or thin-bladed knife, swirl mixtures together in an up-and-down motion. Insert ice-pop sticks and freeze until solid, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Enjoy!

Here’s the popsicle mold I used.

If you find your popsicles are slightly difficult to remove from the molds, run them under hot water on each side for a few seconds. They should pop right out.

Adapted from Martha Stewart

      

63 Responses to “Firecracker Berry Frozen Yogurt Pops”

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    Erin — June 14, 2013 @ 12:24 am

    These are beautiful! Sadly, it’s winter here in Australia at the moment (brrrr), but when it starts to heat up I’ll be sure to have a batch of these in the freezer :)

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    Deborah — June 14, 2013 @ 12:54 am

    I am so in love with these! And they are so pretty!!

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    TheCafeSucreFarine — June 14, 2013 @ 5:13 am

    Your popsicles are so beautiful, and your photos are really something. I love that these are made with such simple ingredients, thanks!
    And yes, the 4th of July is a fabulous holiday, can…not….wait!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 14, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    Yum! I love how simple these are, and absolutely perfect for summer! Such pretty colors!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — June 14, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    OMG!!!!! These are sooo gorgeous! The colors are just perfection. I must make these!!!

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    Katherines Corner — June 14, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    These are wonderful and just what I need , it’s sooo hot here. I hope you will share your delicious post at my hop xo

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — June 14, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    Gorgeous, lady! They remind me of those red, white and blue popsicles I would live on from the ice cream truck during my childhood summers. YUM!

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    Sandra's Easy Cooking — June 14, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    i am just staring at your images and wishing to have some this morning for breakfast haha…Yummy recipe and mouthwatering pics! Have a lovely weekend!

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    Alyssa — June 14, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Oh my goodness, these look so yummy! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at pop making–I have molds, but I REALLY wish I had that cool contraption that freezes them in 15 minutes or something!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — June 14, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    So pretty and I love the name of these frozen pops, girl! I adore 4th of July celebrations, too. So many fond memories of spending it up in Northern Michigan at Big Bear Dunes, Mackinac Island (the Upper Peninsula) and in Traverse City–Cherry Capital of the World! Looking forward to our July visit this year. Thanks for sharing! xo

    • Georgia — June 14th, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

      Thanks, Stacy. I’m so glad these pops conjured up memories of where you love to spend your 4th! All of those places sound perfect for lazing around in the summer sun! :)

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    Eat Good 4 Life — June 14, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    No way, indeed it is a pospicle kind of day. Yours look awesome. I love the effect that you have going with the different colors, very unique.

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie — June 14, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Beautiful pops! I love these :) Fourth of July is pretty awesome!

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — June 14, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    These are so, so beautiful. I just got a popsicle mold so I am super excited to make something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — June 14, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    Love how few ingredients are needed for these

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — June 14, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    These are so gorgeous that I would ALMOST feel bad taking a bite. What a pretty and cool treat. Healthy too? You are speaking to my heart! Reading this post made me soooo excited for the 4th. Can’t wait to get my BBQ and swimming on!

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    cassie — June 14, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    I love how festive these are…and I bet the are so creamy with the yogurt. I love these, Georgia!

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    Nicole — June 14, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    These popsicles are gorgeous! Perfect for a festive Fourth of July celebration in the heat!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — June 14, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    These sound SO good. And I love that first picture – it looks like it should be a cooking magazine cover. =) I’ll take a popsicle (or three…) to go, please!

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    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — June 14, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    These look amazing! Making popsicles is on my bucket list for the summer, how have I not made them before?! And these look perfect. Gorgeous berry color!

    So glad we finally had a chance to meet in real life at BlogHer Food! You are even nicer in person. :) Hope our paths cross again!

    • Georgia — June 14th, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

      What a lovely thing to say! You’re very sweet too, Annalise, and I’m so glad we got a chance to meet and chat! Enjoy your weekend. :)

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    john@kitchenriffs — June 14, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Great pictures! Perfect not only for the 4th but for Flag Day. We haven’t made our own pops for years, and really need to – so much fun to make, so much flavor. Good stuff – thanks so much.

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 14, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    I love these! They are so perfect for warm weather! Although Im not sure what warm weather feels like yet ;) Cant wait to try some of these!! :D

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — June 14, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    Georgia! My oh my are these beautiful!! I have to make these asap! Xo

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    Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania — June 14, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    Wow, I am speechless. I am just staring greedily at these lovely popsicles with strawberries and blueberries. These scream summer! Lovely colours!!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 14, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    Your popsicles are so bright and beautiful!
    Have a great weekend, Georgia.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 14, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    Whether it’s July 4th or not, I want to have these pops ALL YEAR LONG! :)

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    Pam — June 14, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    Guess what I’ll be making for my kids VERY soon?

    • Georgia — June 14th, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

      Yay, Pam! They’re gonna love ‘em!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — June 14, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    Love how festive these are – perfect for the 4th!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 14, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    Georgia, these popsicles are gorgeous. I love the beautiful scarlet and bright red ripples. I wouldn’t mind munching on one of these while watching the firework show.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 14, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    I need a popsicle maker! Georgia, these look amazing. So pretty, bright, cheery, and perfect for this warm weather. :)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 14, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    Yum!!! I need some new popsicle molds and then we’ll be in business :)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 14, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    These are so fun and festive for the 4th of July or any summer BBQ!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — June 14, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    Love, love, love the popsicles, Georgia!! So festive!

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    carrian — June 14, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    good heavens those are gorgeous!!

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — June 14, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    Your popsicles always look so bright and beautiful!

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    Carolyn — June 14, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

    With a name like Firecracker, I thought these were going to contain some chili pepper. I am rather glad they don’t!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 14, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    I couldn’t love these more!

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    Liz — June 14, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

    These are gorgeous, Georgia! Way better than the pops I fed my kids when they were little. These are adult worthy, too…and the perfect antidote for this heat :)

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    Paula — June 14, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

    Perfectly scrumptious and refreshing treat for the entire summer!

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    Tieghan — June 14, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    Gorgeous!! Honestly, these are the coolest thing I have seen i a while! Wow!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — June 14, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    Your yogurt pops are the best I have seen!! Beautiful!

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    Jaclyn — June 15, 2013 @ 2:21 am

    These look perfect! Very pretty photos! Please can we be neighbors :).

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    Flavia — June 15, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    Love these, Georgia! I have never made popsicles before and I’m now shopping for a mold so I can make these!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 15, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Gorgeous! Pinned! Love how healthy they are & cannot believe the 4th is in like…2 weeks??!!

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    sippitysup — June 15, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    I can see the rockets red glare and hear the bombs bursting in air. GREG

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    ashley - baker by nature — June 16, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

    What?! These are just SO fun and festive and totally 4th of July appropriate. I love it! xo

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 16, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

    These are SO fun and festive! And your photography is STUNNING.

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    Monet — June 16, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    Yep, these are just perfect for the 4th! I love the 4th of July too…and this year, we’ll have a baby with us! So exciting. I know that these would be particularly refreshing since we don’t have AC. Thank you for sharing Georgia!

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    Bam's Kitchen — June 17, 2013 @ 5:30 am

    These are so fun and patriotic! I am so pinning these! Take Care, BAM

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    angela @ another bite please — June 17, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    i am so loving these homemade frozen pop recipes…my boys just love.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 17, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    My kids would love these for the 4th of July! Love berries and yogurt!

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    Ashley — June 17, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    I have been itching to buy some popsicle molds lately – and these are not helping! haha I love all the colors – so pretty : )

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — June 17, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    Love all the layers of flavors and colors! Yum :)

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — June 18, 2013 @ 2:32 am

    I love your berry & yogurt popsicles!!! I’ve saw this so many times on Pinterest that I forgot if I visited your post or not (and I haven’t!). I’ll miss celebrating 4th of July this year but I’ll make these this summer!

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    Monique @ TickleMyTastebuds — June 21, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    These look so refreshing and mouthwatering, perfect for a warm day! I can’t wait to try these, thanks for sharing! Beautiful pictures by the way!

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    Lauren B — June 22, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    Looks yummy! You should try adding lemon zest and lemon

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — June 23, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    These are SO gorgeous!!! Your photos are so pretty.

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    Josie @ Self Serve Frozen Yogurt — July 23, 2013 @ 2:32 am

    The Firecracker Berry Frozen Yogurt Pops recipe shared here is amazing and yummiest. Liked it. Surely will love to eat it. Many thanks for sharing.

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    tim — December 4, 2013 @ 12:55 am

    The colors are so vivid, hope the yogurt tastes as good as it looks!

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    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — July 6, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

    Love the color of these pops! Since they have yogurt I totally think I could have one for breakfast! Yum!

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    Ghazi — July 26, 2014 @ 4:16 am

    That look delicious I think this looks yummy for dinner to break my fast.

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