These 4 ingredient creamy lemon popsicles are a refreshing and healthful treat. This recipe uses minimal ingredients, so you won’t break a sweat in the kitchen. (Which is always nice to avoid in the summer!!)
Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, so it wasn’t long after I started making my own dessert recipes that I began whipping up lemon popsicles. These creamy lemon popsicles are made with yogurt, lemons, almond milk, and honey (or agave). They’re so easy that the kids could make them while you put up your feet!
Tell Me About these 4 Ingredient Creamy Lemon Popsicles
- Texture: Creamy and smooth– like creamy lemon pie in popsicle form! Plus you get a little crunch or chew from the sprinkles.
- Flavor: Summer in a popsicle. The lemon flavor is bright and bold, but the entire dessert tastes light and refreshing – almost like an orange cream popsicle.
- Ease: The only work is squeezing the lemons. Then you just mix everything together and pour into the molds.
- Time: 5 minutes to prep, 6 hours to freeze, and that’s it.
Choosing the Right Ingredients
- Yogurt. I use nonfat Greek yogurt, but any fat works. If you decide to use a flavored yogurt that would pair well with the lemon flavor (maybe strawberry?), you can reduce the honey or agave since the yogurt will be sweetened. Start with a couple of teaspoons, then add more to your taste. I just went with plain Greek yogurt because I wanted the lemon flavor to be front and center. You can certainly use regular yogurt, but does anything really come close to the creamy tartness that is Greek yogurt?
- Now for the lemons. We’ll use the juice and zest of 1 and 1/2 lemons to flavor the popsicles. If there’s one flavor to define summer, it has to be lemon. But the wonderful part is that lemons are a year-round flavor, so you can enjoy these creamy lemon popsicles in winter too.
- I’ve tried these with both agave and honey. Both get the job done, but I like honey a little better. The flavor pairs perfectly with the tart Greek yogurt and lemon juice.
- Milk thins the mixture out. That makes it easy to transfer to the popsicle molds. Do you own a set? You should definitely get your hands on one of these things!
Are these Healthy?
Healthy is, of course, a relative term. But yes, I consider these a healthier treat. There are 2 and 1/2 cups of Greek yogurt in only 6 popsicles, which is just under 1/2 cup of yogurt in each pop. That works out to about 9g of protein per popsicle.
More Frozen Treats
- Strawberry Banana Popsicles
- Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles
- Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Ice Cream Cake
- Blueberry Crumble Ice Cream
Beat the heat with these ice-cold 4 ingredient creamy lemon popsicles! They taste just like ice cream, but are made with lemons and Greek yogurt.
- 2 and 1/2 cups (600g) plain Greek yogurt*
- juice of 1 and 1/2 lemons (about 1/4 cup or 60ml)
- zest of 1 lemon
- 2 Tablespoons (30ml) milk (I use almond milk)
- 2 Tablespoons (45g) honey or agave
- optional: rainbow sprinkles*
- Stir all of the ingredients together. Careful stirring in the sprinkles, as they may slightly bleed their color. The mixture will be thick. Taste it. If you want it sweeter, you can add a little more agave/honey. If you want a little more lemon, add more juice or zest.
- Pour mixture evenly into each popsicle mold. If your popsicle mold has slots for sticks, you can insert them before freezing – if not, freeze for 2 hours, then put a wooden popsicle stick in the middle (that is what I did). Continue to freeze for an additional 3-4 hours or overnight.
- Run popsicle molds under warm water to easily remove.
- Yogurt: I use nonfat Greek yogurt, any fat works! If you decide to use a flavored yogurt that would pair well with the lemon flavor, you can reduce the honey or agave since the yogurt will be sweetened. Start with a couple teaspoons, then add more to your taste.
- Sprinkles: Use a variety of sprinkles that will not bleed into your popsicle mixture. Nonpareils (the little balls) always bleed, so steer clear of those. I used Sweetapolita’s Sprinkle Shop Pastel Dreams Medley in these pictured popsicles.
- Here’s the popsicle mold I use!
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