Cool and creamy shortcut Creamy Mojito Key Lime Pie Popsicles start with Greek yogurt and are a cool post-pool treat.
Creamy Mojito Key Lime Pie Pops
There is a new recipe on the block that has become a fan favorite in our household because of the ease to make and the minty sweet taste, Creamy Mojito Key Lime Pie Pops. My favorite thing about these pops besides their creamy texture and refreshing flavor? The shortcuts you can take to make them!
I add key lime zest, key lime juice and fresh mint to the yogurt to boost the mojito flavor and then add to popsicle containers and freeze. (Shhh…if you can’t find key limes just use regular limes.)
Once the Creamy Mojito Key Lime Pie Pops are frozen (anywhere from 2 to 4 hours) and you’re ready to eat, remove them individually and dip the end into vanilla yogurt.
You may need to use a spoon or knife to smooth the yogurt down or to add more. Sprinkle the vanilla yogurt with graham cracker crumbs and you’re ready to eat. If you want to pop them back into the freezer for a few more minutes, that’s fine too.
And that’s it! These Greek yogurt popsicles are easy, delicious, fun and packed with nutrition. Do you make your own popsicles? Tell me about your favorites in the comments below and be sure to let me know if you try these Creamy Mojito Key Lime Pie Pops!
Can Popsicles Help Meet Nutrition Goals?
Did you ever think eating a “treat” could help you meet your nutrition goals? That’s the beauty of making yogurt popsicles! Yogurt is nutrient-rich and many yogurts are a good source of protein and calcium. Plus, Greek yogurts typically contain more protein than regular yogurts, making Greek yogurt popsicles a great choice. In fact, many Americans (adults and children) do not consume adequate amounts of calcium, which is one reason the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend increasing intake of nutrient-dense foods, such as fat-free or low-fat dairy products, like yogurt.
Plus, yogurt works for every diet pattern and can be a part of your healthy lifestyle choices. Whether you’re simply trying to boost your intake of nutritious foods or you follow a diet/lifestyle pattern like vegetarian, Mediterranean, low-carb, etc. yogurt can be a part.
More homemade popsicles for summer:
Do you make your own popsicles? My favorite popsicle cheat is to take an individual yogurt container, shake it up well to blend, cut a small slit in the center of the foil top, add a popsicle stick and freeze. A few hours later and we have a delicious, flavored pop packed with all of the good-for-you ingredients found in yogurt. This clever shortcut is such a cinch and keeps our popsicle game anything but boring.
Here are more of our favorites:
4 Clever Frozen Yogurt Fruit Pops for Breakfast
Boozy Moscow Mule Popsicles
Blueberry Peach Basil Popsicles
Do you have a favorite homemade popsicle recipe? Share it in the comments!
Creamy Mojito Key Lime Pie Pops
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 6 popsicles 1x
- Category: Dessert, Snack
- Cuisine: Summer Recipe
- 2 cups Key Lime Greek Yogurt (4– 5.3 oz containers)
- 1/2 cup 1% milk
- 2 key limes
- 2 tsp finely chopped mint
- ¼ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup fine graham cracker crumbs (about 1 sheet)
- Combine yogurt and milk in a large bowl whisking until smooth. Zest 2 key limes using a microplane grater and add to the yogurt mixture. (This should yield about 2 teaspoons of zest). Slice each zested key lime in half and squeeze the juice into the yogurt making sure to remove and discard any seeds. (This should yield about 4 teaspoons of juice). Add mint to yogurt mixture and whisk until smooth.
- Evenly divide yogurt mixture into frozen pops molds.* Add tops and freeze at least 2 to 4 hours or until frozen.
- When ready to serve, remove pops from container and dip about 1-2 inches of the top of the frozen pop into vanilla yogurt (you may need to spread with a spoon or knife to evenly distribute) then sprinkle the vanilla yogurt with ½ to 1 tablespoon each of graham cracker crumbs. Serve immediately.
*Note: Most frozen pop molds hold ½ cup of mixture. This recipe yields 3 cups of mixture making 6 pops. Adjust yield as needed to accommodate your molds.