3popspopsicle week textI’m kicking off the unofficial start of summer with a whole week of new popsicle recipes, tips, useful links, and DAILY GIVEAWAYS.  Homemade popsicles are so incredibly versatile I need an entire week to explore all the reasons why you NEED these in your life this summer.   I’m dedicating each day this week to a different kind of popsicle, and today it’s yogurt based pops, which are probably some of the healthiest of all.  Yogurt naturally pairs well with fruit, and depending on your recipe, yogurt pops will delight everybody from toddlers to sophisticated foodies.  Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of the post to be automatically entered to win a different giveaway every day! (details below)

Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Pops |The View from Great Island

I have to tell you right up front that these are some of the best popsicles I’ve ever tasted.  So if you want to skip over the chit chat and get to the recipe  right now, I won’t hold it against you.  With tart, rhubarb jam marbled through rich (full fat!) Greek yogurt, it tastes like the most perfect bowl of fruit and yogurt you’ve ever eaten.  I added no sugar to the yogurt, but the rhubarb has been sweetened, so they work beautifully together.  The whole pop was rich and creamy, it makes you want to go sit under a shady tree and daydream.   They’re perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing.

Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Pops |The View from Great Island 2

Part of why these are so fantastic is, of course, the rhubarb.  It’s a flavor like no other.  When I was planning out the roster of pops for this week’s posts, I knew I wanted to do a yogurt popsicle, but  I could have chosen a million fruits to layer with it.  Rhubarb has a really clear, tangy flavor that holds up well in a popsicle.  Not too sweet, and so vivid.  Your color and flavor will vary a little bit depending on the rhubarb you have.  Some is very deep in color and intense in flavor, but it can be paler and milder, too.  Substitute any berry, or other pureed fruit, even a good jam will work in these.  But if you want something really special, go with fresh rhubarb, it’s in season right now.

rhubarb | The View from Great Island

The other reason these popsicles are so great is that I used Greek yogurt, it gives them a luxe quality,  like a tart ice cream.  Greek yogurt is ideal for popsicles because so much of the liquid has been drained out of it to make it thick, that it freezes with a creamy rather than icy texture.  You don’t need to do anything to it, unless you want to.  I like to thin it out a bit to make it easier to get into the molds.  When you thin it with cream you’ll get something akin to ice cream, but you can use regular milk, too.  If you are making these for kids, I’d add some sugar or honey to the yogurt, or use vanilla flavored.  I left it plain for a sophisticated adult palate.

Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Popsicles | The View from Great Island 3

For these bars I made a quick and simple rhubarb jam, and layered it into my popsicle molds with my Greek yogurt.  I used a chopstick to gently swirl the two together to get the pretty marbleized effect.

How to make Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Yield: makes 10 popsicles


  • about 3 stalks of rhubarb (about 10-12 oz)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups Greek yogurt (I used full fat)
  • milk or half and half or cream to thin the yogurt


  1. Rinse and trim the rhubarb, and then cut it into 1 inch pieces. Put the fruit and the sugar, along with 2 tablespoons of water, into a saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Turn down the heat and cook until the rhubarb is completely soft, about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally, and add a little more water if the jam is too thick or sticks to the pan.
  2. Puree the rhubarb in a food processor until sooth. Refrigerate the puree until it is chilled. You should have at least 1 cup of puree.
  3. Mix the yogurt with heavy cream, half and half, or milk to thin it. You want it to be thick but have a creamy consistency. There is no exact mount here, but since you are going to be spooning the yogurt into the molds, you want it a little looser.
  4. When the rhubarb is cooled, it will be thickened as well. Add a little water if you want to loosen it.
  5. Beginning with the yogurt, spoon alternate layers of yogurt and rhubarb into each mold until they are filled. Insert a skewer or chopstick down into each mold and stir just a bit to mix the layers and create a marbleized effect.
  6. Insert popsicle sticks in each mold, the sticks will stand up by themselves, so no need for a top or foil covering.
  7. Freeze until firm, about 4 - 5 hours or overnight.
  8. To un-mold the pops, fill your sink with hot water. Immerse the mold up to but not over the top edge, and hold for about 15-20 seconds. If the pops don't slide out easily, immerse for a few seconds longer.
  9. Eat right away or store in plastic baggies in the freezer.


  Use Greek yogurt for popsicles, the thick texture freezes into an extra creamy pop.


 Use any fresh fruit to layer or swirl with the yogurt.  Rhubarb has to be cooked, but most other fruit like berries, peaches, or kiwi can be used raw.  Puree the fruit until smooth.


Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Popsicles, healthy and delicious!


LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and I’ll automatically enter you to win a popsicle mold, just like the one I use.  I like it because it has the classic popsicle shape, and it’s sturdy.  I’ll also send you 100 popsicle sticks so you can get started right away!

(I’ll announce all the daily giveaway winners at the end of the week)


rhubarb | The View from Great Island 4

For tons more popsicle inspiration, follow my POPSICLE FEVER PINTEREST BOARD 

And here are a few of my favorite yogurt popsicles from other blogs (if I missed your favorite, link it up in the comments!) —

Blueberry Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles from The Slow Roasted Italian

Raspberry and White Chocolate Yogurt Pops from Verses from My Kitchen

Yogurt Popsicles with Homemade Magic Shell from Nest of Posies

Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles from Caramel Potatoes

Peaches and Cream Popsicles from Tutti Dolci

Peanut Butter Swirl Yogurt Popsicles from An Edible Mosaic


*I’m sharing this recipe with Lavender and Lovage and Farmersgirl Kitchen for their Great British Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up

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52 Responses to Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Popsicles

  1. Missy says:

    Can your purée first then boil?
    Also can uses Dixie cups to freeze as well

    • Sue says:

      You could probably puree it first, I haven’t tried it that way Missy. And yes, you can use Dixie cups as molds.

  2. Rhonda says:

    Where I get buy Popsicle holder in the freezer? Thanks

  3. This looks and sounds divine, thanks so much for adding it to the Great British Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up! Karen

  4. Janice says:

    Another brilliant rhubarb recipe which I am definitely going to make.

  5. Linda says:

    Where can I get the Popsicle moulds in Vancouver, BC Canada?

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  7. Marilyn says:

    These look spectacular. I bet they taste even better!##

  8. Mary says:

    Beautiful! The colors and flavored. What a pleasure these would be to look at and eat!

  9. theresa hays says:

    What a great idea for a fun-filled week. Many thanks…

  10. Beverly Arellano says:

    Headed for lap band surgery next week; thank you for making my transition just a little bit easier.

  11. hi, i love all things rhubarb but i would have never thought of rhubarb popsicles. i can’t wait to make these today, thanks for sharing this recipe

  12. Emily says:

    These look absolutely fantastic…I love rhubarb! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Lauri says:

    Looking for a rhubarb recipe and think this one is perfect.

  14. Love how easy and beautiful your pops are – so fun!

  15. Gorgeous pops, the rhubarb swirl is so pretty. Thanks for the link love!

  16. Susan says:

    This is a must try! I love rhubarb and Greek Yogurt is always in my frig. I wish my rhubarb plant had such beautiful, red stalks! My plant produce nice fat stalks but they are streaked with green so I don’t get that gorgeous red color when I cook it.

  17. Kate says:

    As always, your pops are the bomb (sorry couldn’t resist the pun). Anyway, looking forward to the week’s fun, recipes and giveaways. Thank you, Sue!

  18. Donna says:

    I’m definitely going to try one of your popsicle recipes this summer. Even without a mold, I’ve heard that small paper cups work!

  19. livivua says:

    i remember these as a child and loved making our own but so impatient waiting to freeze. if my daughter gets her hands on these she wont give them up this summer

  20. Charissa says:

    These look so amazing! My daughters have been begging me to make homemade popsicles so I cannot wait to see what this week brings for new ideas! Welcome summer!

  21. Shu says:

    this is such a great idea! And it looks stunning! Everytime it turns to summer I start thinking of making ice cream, but without an ice cream maker, you always have to churn and that makes it so much work. Popsicles look great and sound easy enough to make. Thanks for the idea Sue!

  22. Rosa says:

    Divine popsicles¨This is such a delicious combination.



  23. I love the contrast of colours with your popsicles! They sound delicious :D

  24. Your photography is truly amazing. These popsicles are beautiful, love the flavoring!!

  25. tripp says:

    I’ve never made popsicles before, but I would love to try!

  26. dina says:

    i love yogurt pops. this is a great flavor!

  27. dana says:

    I love making Popsicles and just was looking to replace my molds!

  28. What a fun fun perfect idea with the advent of summer—Popsicle Week. This turns out just beautiful. Even if they taste awful—-and how could they—Lol—they are beautiful to look at.

  29. What a coincidence – we just picked rhubarb from the backyard this afternoon, and I bought a container of Greek yogurt earlier on! Can’t wait to make these!!

  30. Beautiful Sue. My family would go crazy over these. It’s so funny; I grew up on rhubarb but it’s almost like an undiscovered jewel these days.

  31. Linda says:

    Look out rhubarb patch in my backyard!!!! Here I come! This recipe looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

  32. Judith says:

    These look delicious. Embarrassed to say I am rhubarb challenged having only ever had rhubarb wine. This will definitely be my next taste

  33. Jennifer says:

    My little nephew loves popsicles, so I have been promising him we’d make some. He was especially interested in making the red, white, and blue ones I had saved from your website. Needless to say we are looking forward to Popsicle week to see all the great recipes we can try this summer!

  34. Oh my goodness I am loving these rhubarb Popsicles! I am a big rhubarb fan! All these Popsicles look good- thanks for including our breakfast pops!

  35. Linda L. says:

    When I was little, my dad gave me a patch of garden of my own – probably to keep his part safe from my ‘help’! It already had rhubarb planted so this was my first crop. I just wish it had a longer season but thank heaven for freezers.
    I’m really looking forward to trying these – I haven’t seen rhubarb out in the stores yet.

  36. Amy says:

    I am going to try these as soon as I try the all-fruit popsicles and the coffee popsicles. They look great. I’ve never used rhubarb so this is a great reason to try it. Looking forward to the rest of Popsicle Week!

  37. carly carter says:

    I love receiving your blog updates. The recipes are always fantastic. Here’s to popsicle week!

  38. JD Miller says:

    You have a great site…..and I can’ t wait to try this idea. I always am looking for new ways to use my yearly rhubarb crop .

  39. Neecy says:

    These homemade popsicles you have been showing look like they are fun and easy to make. And the colors are just luscious. I really like recipes that utilize seasonal fruits and vegetables.

  40. Sandy Headtke says:

    Love the colors, how could anyone resist? I think I am going to plant rhubarb in my garden, it is so hard to find it in the market. But in the meantime it is on my shopping list.

    • Sue says:

      I can be hard to find. It’s not in our farmer’s markets yet, but I have good luck asking the produce guys at supermarkets…half the time there’s none out, but they go in the back and find me some!

  41. ChrisofDan says:

    They DO look good. Thanks for the recipe (and the ones to come!! :) )

  42. Sami says:

    These look amazing! I have rhubarb in my fridge, but no greek yogurt – maybe I will take a walk and buy some.

  43. deb says:

    Yep, I’m gonna need to try these!

  44. I just discovered your website from someone’s popsicle pin on Pinterest. So glad I did, and just in time for Popsicle Week! These Rhubarb Yogurt Popsicles look awesome! Thanks for the great recipe!

  45. clare says:

    These look soooo creamy and good! I just love the color. Can’t wait to try them!

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