Stay cool with these gluten free key lime pie inspired lime Greek yogurt popsicles! Ready to freeze in 5 minutes, and easy enough for the kids to make.
One of my favorite things to make in the kitchen with my mom was frozen juice popsicles. We had one of those pop molds they sell at the grocery store and my mom loved to keep some ready frozen pops in our freezer. Not only did it work out cheaper than buying for 3 hungry kids, “cooking” together was always a bit of an event! My sisters and I loved to pick the flavors!
Usually it would be something citrus like orange juice, but occasionally we could convince her to try something else. Frozen Greek yogurt pops weren’t on that “something else” list, but that’s not the point. It was decades ago, times were different, and my mother is all about super simplicity in the kitchen. The point is, when summer rolls around, I look forward to making frozen popsicles in a mold with my own children.
I’m a food blogger though, so I left the plastic multicolored stick molds behind in favor of one where I can use wooden craft sticks, because social media aesthetics. 😉 And also my girls like to play with the plastic pop sticks/covers and we lost some. Real life here.
Why make frozen Greek yogurt popsicles?
Protein. I’m being serious here. I like to enjoy frozen treats with my girls, and a creamy key lime inspired popsicle that has some protein helps. Then it’s like a snack and treat all in one. There is another reason too, especially since obviously I include real sugar in here, so they’re not exactly “health food”, just “not as indulgent” food.
My other reason for using Greek yogurt in this frozen lime popsicle recipe is that it freezes well! The slightly lower liquid content in the Greek yogurt helps me offset the liquid added by the lime juice and condensed milk while still freezing nicely and feeling a bit “creamy”.
Can I use key limes instead of limes?
Absolutely! In fact, the limes you see in the photos are key limes. The popsicles themselves had a 50/50 key lime and standard Persian lime mix. I used the rest of the key limes to make more cookies for the Godfather.
The whole inspiration for making lime popsicles was actually frozen key lime pie. I had less than a full can of condensed milk to use, and figured playing with a new popsicle recipe would be the best way to use it.
The recipe uses a half cup of condensed milk, and is still on the tart side. If you’d prefer a sweeter popsicle, add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar. You can definitely taste before freezing and adjust to suit your preference.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for lime Greek yogurt popsicles! It’s a fun summer activity, and a frozen pop makes a perfect treat to enjoy on the porch on a warm summer afternoon!
- 2 1/2 cups plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon lime zest (about 1 standard lime or 2 key limes)
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (see notes)
- 1-2 teaspoons granulated sugar (optional)
- Whisk together the ingredients for the popsicles by hand or using a hand mixer.
- Divide the batter evenly between popsicle molds. The exact yield depends on the size of your molds.
- Insert sticks, and freeze for at least 2-3 hours until solid. Enjoy!
For a more tart popsicle, use plain yogurt and 1/2 cup condensed milk. If you'd prefer a sweet popsicle, add a teaspoon or two of granulated sugar to the mixture. Any combination of the above will also do.
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