Smooth, creamy, and full of strawberry flavor, these Strawberry Yogurt Paletas are a deliciously cooling treat perfect for those hot summer days!
As summer lazes along here in the Deep South, the temperatures keep climbing. It wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the humidity. Stepping outside on a late-July day is like stepping directly into a steam-filled sauna. So frozen treats like these Strawberry Yogurt Paletas are a staple. Keep reading for the complete strawberry yogurt paletas recipe!
Two of my favorite snacks are yogurt and fresh fruit, so I figured, why not combine them both to create the perfect warm-weather treat: Strawberry Yogurt Paletas!
What Are Paletas?
Paletas are a Mexican frozen treat made from fresh natural fruits and other whole ingredients. The name roughly translates to “little sticks”. And while they may look like popsicles, that is where the similarities end.
Unlike popsicles which contain sugar syrups, food dyes, and other artificial ingredients, Paletas are made with fresh ingredients such as fruits, herbs, nuts, and spices. They can have a ‘juice’ base or a more creamy base from milk or yogurt — as in this strawberry yogurt paletas recipe.
Because there are so many delicious ingredients you can use, the flavor options are pretty much limitless.
Are Paletas Healthy?
Paletas can be a much better option than sugar-filled popsicles. That’s because these frozen pops use simple, whole ingredients and fresh fruits. In fact, natural fresh ingredients are the stars of this particular frozen snack.
Because fruit has natural sugar, there’s less need to add anything artificial. Less sugar also means paletas fall low on the glycemic index. So if you’re concerned about your diet or sugar intake, then paletas are a much better option for you.
How to Make Strawberry Yogurt Paletas
This quick and easy strawberry yogurt paletas recipe calls for just TWO ingredients and takes mere minutes to prepare. Toss them in the freezer overnight, and the next day you will have sweet, delectable, and better-for-you treats the whole family will love to eat!
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Strawberry Paletas Ingredients
To make this particular paletas recipe, you will need just two ingredients:
- fresh strawberries
- strawberry or vanilla yogurt (I used Yoplait Whips)
Strawberry Yogurt Paletas Recipe Instructions
Making Strawberry Yogurt Paletas couldn’t be any easier! Preparing them takes just minutes, and the hardest part is waiting for the paletas to freeze! You’ll find the complete instructions plus ingredient list in the printable recipe below.
Strawberry Yogurt Paletas
- 1 cup strawberries hulled and cleaned
- 1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
- In a small blender, puree the strawberries until no large chunks remain.
- Next, if needed, stir the yogurt until it becomes creamy.
- Then alternate adding the strawberry puree and yogurt into popsicle molds. Tip: use a spoon instead of pouring!
- Place in freezer until frozen, then serve and enjoy!
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