These Fruity Pebbles Popsicles are made with Greek Yogurt and packed with bright colors for the perfect summertime treat.
You know the awesome thing about popsicles? You’re always in the mood for them. Well, I am anyway. No matter how I’m feeling, a popsicle sounds like it would at least be kind of sort of good. I have not had any appetite today ALL day. Which is about the weirdest thing in the world for me. Generally, if I don’t eat every 2-3 hours, my stomach gets all grumbly and I feel like I might pass out. I’m seriously like a baby who needs non-stop small meals throughout the day. But today? I barely ate a thing, didn’t feel hungry, and couldn’t think of a thing that sounded appetizing. Have I mentioned that is not like me at all? I even went out to dinner for Chels’s birthday and felt meh about everything. I got soup and a salad and didn’t eat much. I think my friends were kind of shocked, as, let’s be honest, I can usually eat a house. But when I got home tonight? A popsicle sounded SO good.
Luckily I had these Fruity Pebbles Popsicles in the freezer. Because I had bought a box of Fruity Pebbles for those delightful doughnuts I made and then was stuck with half a box and nothing to do. And we all know if I ate a Fruity Pebbles breakfast, my stomach would be grumbling about 10 minutes later. But they’re so pretty and I didn’t want to waste them, so I decided they’d look fun against some nice white Greek yogurt.
Though these are made with a seriously sugary cereal, I’m claiming them to be quite healthy. Because they’re made with 0% Greek yogurt and a splash of 1% milk. You’re loading up on protein, calcium, and a little sugary goodness for good measure. Nobody can argue with that one. And if you have kids? They might love you a little bit extra on a day you give them a popsicle with Fruity Pebbles involved. Little will they know how much nutrition they’re actually getting. Muhahaha!
This recipe has 3 ingredients; couldn’t be easier! The popsicles take about 7 minutes to make. The only annoying part is waiting for them to freeze. Which, by the way, if I had known the Zoku Quick Pop Maker freezes popsicles in 7 minutes ON YOUR COUNTER, I probably would have gone with that one. I do love me some instant gratification. But patience is a virtue and any time I make a frozen treat, I practice it.
Anyway, in a blender or a Vitamix, blend yogurt and milk until combined.
Then stir in 3/4 cups Fruity Pebbles.
I was going to add some sugar into the mix, too, but I figured I’d keep these pops as wholesome as possible. And, I mean, if you poured yourself a bowl of Fruity Pebbles, you wouldn’t very well go adding sugar to that bowl. Would you??
But I did decide to sprinkle some extra Fruity Pebbles into the popsicle molds. This is totally optional as it made for a bit of a fun, but also kind of weird popsicle top.
Now, pour or spoon the yogurt/milk mixture into the molds. I hit the mold on the counter a few times to make the yogurt mixture fall down into the mold as much as possible.
Fit with popsicle sticks for easy eating.
And you’re ready to freeze your Fruity Pebbles Popsicles. I ended up freezing mine overnight, but a couple hours probably would have been fine.
And it’s time for a fun little summertime treat. That’s likely also perfectly enjoyable in the winter. I’m a year-round popsicle eater. And am generally colder in the summer anyway because the AC always freezes me half to death.
I absolutely loved the yogurt-taste of these Fruity Pebbles Popsicles. I was a bit worried they’d be too icy with the milk and yogurt, but they ended up being quite creamy.
Of course, they could have used a tad more sugar, but I also kind of liked the subtle sweetness of the Fruity Pebbles.
Don’t be alarmed; I did not eat the entire bed of Fruity Pebbles these were resting on. Though I was tempted… Very, very tempted.
The bottom line is, these satisfied a craving without really going overboard. Sure, I could have just topped my Greek yogurt with some Fruity Pebbles, but when , when it’s hot outside, sometimes you need dessert in frozen form. And eating yogurt doesn’t sound nearly as fun as eating a popsicle. Am I right?
Especially when nothing else really sounds appetizing. Popsicles to the rescue!
Hopefully my appetite is back in full force tomorrow. Though I must admit, it was kind of nice not having to feed myself every couple hours. There’s something really obnoxious about a loudly grumbling stomach when you’re sitting in quiet office or in a meeting. But still, I love my food and I’d like to enjoy it again, thankyouverymuch. I sometimes imagine what life would be like without a love for food and I do not like it at all.
Is there any type of food that always sounds appetizing to you?
- 1½ cups fat-free Greek yogurt
- ¾ cup 1% milk
- ¾ cup Fruity Pebbles, plus optional ¼ cup for sprinkling
- Put yogurt and milk in a blender and blend until combined.
- Stir ¾ cup Fruity Pebbles into the yogurt mixture.
- Sprinkle additional ¼ cup Fruity Pebbles into the bottoms of popsicle molds (optional).
- Pour or spoon the yogurt/milk mixture into the molds. Hit molds on the counter a few times to push the yogurt mixture into the mold and remove air bubbles.
- Insert popsicle sticks.
- Freeze popsicles for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- To remove popsicles from molds, run molds under warm water for about 15 seconds and gently jiggle popsicles from molds.