Do you love a cold glass of lemonade on a hot day? How about looking forward to a slice of cool lemon merengue pie, or even lemon ice box cake?
I feel like lemon anything is the quintessential summer flavor. Like an unofficial mascot or something.
And speaking of summer necessities… Heeelllooo, Popsicles.
So it was just good common sense to combine these things into one epic, refreshing treat.
Even better? They’re not Popsicles made from sugar water. They’re Popsicles made from Greek yogurt, so they’re relatively healthy AND a yummy way to cool off. And they’re a filling snack.
Lemon Pie Pops
2 cups nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt (regular yogurt may be substituted)
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp pure lemon extract
2-3 drops yellow food coloring
2-3 shortbread cookies, Nilla wafers, or golden Oreos, crushed
- Stir together the yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, extract, and food coloring until evenly combined .
2. Scoop equal amounts of lemon mixture into paper dixie cups or into popsicle molds.
3. Sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of cookie crumbs on top of the yogurt mixture. Use a toothpick or popsicle stick to gently stir the crumbs into the mixture slightly. Pack down whatever crumbs are left on top.
4. Insert sticks or colorful straws into the center of the mixture, sticking straight up. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove paper or remove popsicles from molds and enjoy!