Last Updated on October 11, 2021 by Anne-Marie
How about making some Greek yogurt popsicles? This homemade yogurt popsicle recipe is a thrifty way to use leftover coffee.
Why this recipe works
Warm weather means it’s time to make Greek yogurt popsicles! Eating one makes me feel like a kid again.
This frozen yogurt popsicle recipe also tastes like coffee yogurt, which I love.
I also love that they’re a thrifty way to use up leftover morning coffee. I hate throwing it away and don’t always feel like making iced coffee every day.
Plus, these pops are packed with protein from the Greek yogurt making them a terrific afternoon pick me up treat.
How to make Greek yogurt popsicles
I used Yellow Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds to make my coffee flavored homemade yogurt popsicles. There are also Green Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds.
Tovolo makes all shapes and sizes of ice pop molds. I own several but like the Groovy and the Star Tovolo Star Pop Molds the best.
I also like the Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker since the resulting pops have an old-fashioned feel because of the wooden sticks.
But you’re always having to buy new sticks, which is a pain. However, with the Tovolo ones, you just wash and reuse them, which seems more sustainable.
Freezing ice pops
Depending on your freezer, you’re going to need at least 4 to 6 hours to get your popsicles nicely frozen. I feel that overnight freezing is the best way to go. You just need a little more patience!
Removing pops from the molds
This can be tricky. The best way is to run the molds under warm water for 10-15 seconds. Then carefully and s-l-o-w-l-y remove each popsicle. If they’re not budging, run them under the warm water for a few more seconds.
But don’t turn the pops into a puddle! (If they’ve melted too much, just put them back into the mold. Then stick them into the freezer for an hour. Or go , what they hey, and devour them immediately!)
You can then place the released popsicles back into the freezer for later (place them in a Ziploc baggie so they don’t pick up any weird flavors from the freezer) or eat them immediately.
More ways to flavor your yogurt popsicle recipes
Feel free to change my basic yogurt popsicle recipe by using your favorite sugar free coffee creamer flavor or a flavored coffee.
Or make your coffee stronger by adding some espresso powder. Though if you do that, you may want to make these Greek yogurt popsicles adult only!
You may want to make any coffee popsicles adult only depending on your kids’ sensitivity to caffeine. No reason to keep the kids going like Energizer bunnies all day and night!
Add fruit or protein
Add some fruit like berries or bananas. Puree the fruit or chop into small pieces.
You can also add protein powder for a nutritional boost. I especially love Orgain Organic Protein Plant-Based Powder.
Either vanilla or chocolate protein powder would be yummy. I add this type of protein powder to my Berry Smoothie.
Other ways to use leftover coffee
These frozen yogurt pops aren’t the only way to use your leftover morning coffee. Sure you can make iced coffee, but why not try:
- Coffee Breakfast Smoothies
- Easy Sugar Free Coffee Granita
- DIY Coffee Scrub (for the leftover grounds)
More easy dessert recipes
If you’re looking for more easy dessert recipes to serve the family, try these:
This Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe combines the flavors of baked apples with crispy oatmeal. Can be made vegan and dairy free.
This Watermelon Pizza Recipe is an easy, no-bake dessert. This watermelon dessert is colorful and fun to eat.
The best M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe is loaded with M&M’s and chocolate chips. Perfect for cookie sales or a homemade gift.
Serve this Ice Cream Cones Cupcakes Recipe at your next cookout. The “ice cream” won’t melt since it’s frosting!
Greek Yogurt Popsicles Recipe
How about making some Greek Yogurt Popsicles? This homemade yogurt popsicle recipe is a thrifty way to use leftover coffee.
- 1 24-ounce carton plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups sugar-free french vanilla creamer
- 1 1/2 cups strong coffee, at room temperature or cooler
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Blend ingredients until combined and there are no lumps of Greek yogurt.
- Carefully pour the mixture into popsicle molds and place in the freezer. Freeze until popsicles are solid.
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Serving Size:1 popsicle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 30gProtein: 6g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.
Originally published in June 6, 2013 and June 10, 2016. Updated with new pictures and information.
Tried the same molds you used but had unfavorable
results . Even though my wife followed instructions
to a T, the sticks came out without the filling and this
Was so frustrating so thinking of sending back.Please,
any advice, and thanks,Monica
I find that the sticks come out when the pops are slightly unfrozen throughout and stick on the outside more than they are frozen onto the sticks. (I’ve had the same problem as you!) The best way to remove them from the molds is to fill a large bowl with warm/hot water and dip the pops in the bowl. That way only the outside is unfrozen and you can pull them out of the mold before the inside gets mushy and unstuck from the sticks.
Hope that helps a bit.