Frozen Yogurt Lollies

Frozen Yogurt Lollies

60 min+
Discover the joy of homemade treats with our frozen yogurt lollies, blending the creamy tang of skyr with vanilla and the sweet charm of blackberry jam for a burst of flavour. Dipped in dark chocolate and topped with crunchy granola, they're a sensory delight. Perfect for an afternoon snack or as a fun kitchen project with the kids, these lollies are more than just a treat – they're a feel-good adventure. Simple to craft and a pleasure to eat, they're your ticket to a refreshing journey of creamy, fruity, and chocolatey joy.
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Instructions

Step 1
  • Spread skyr and small dollops of jam in ice cream moulds.
Step 2
  • Insert popsicle sticks and place in the freezer for at least 6 hours.
Step 3
  • Half dip the popsicles in melted chocolate and sprinkle with granola.
Enjoy!

Questions about frozen yogurt lollies

Prepare a batch of our delightful frozen yogurt lollies and get all your questions answered with this handy FAQ section. Curious about swapping ingredients or perfecting the texture? We've got the answers. Scroll down for tips and insights to make your lollies both delicious and fun to create!

Can I use any type of yogurt for these frozen yogurt lollies?
Definitely! Our recipe uses skyr for its thick and creamy texture, making it ideal for freezing into lollies without becoming too icy. Greek yogurt offers a similarly creamy mouthfeel and tangy flavour that also works well in this recipe. Experiment with traditional plain yogurt or even flavoured options like vanilla or fruit varieties to add an extra dimension of taste. Just keep in mind that the consistency and flavour may vary depending on the type of yogurt you choose, so you may need to adjust the sweetness or add-ins accordingly. Ultimately, feel free to get creative and tailor the recipe to your preferences.
How do I know my frozen yogurt lollies are ready to eat?
Knowing when your frozen yogurt lollies are ready is easy with a few simple cues. Firstly, ensure they are thoroughly frozen by checking their firmness. Gently press your finger against the surface of the lolly—if it feels solid and holds its shape, it's likely frozen through. Another indicator is the texture. The lollies should have a firm consistency throughout and not feel slushy or overly soft. Lastly, give them a visual inspection. They should have a frosty appearance and be fully set in the moulds. Once you've confirmed these signs, they are ready to be savoured, offering a refreshing and delightful treat to enjoy any time of the day.

Ingredients

Arla® Skyr with vanilla
500 ml
Jam, e.g. blackberry
100 g
Dark chocolate, melted
75 g
Granola
50 g

Create the perfect swirl effect

Start by pouring the skyr mixture into the popsicle moulds, filling them about halfway. Then, carefully add a layer of jam on top. Using a skewer or toothpick, gently swirl the jam into the skyr, creating beautiful, marbled patterns. Be mindful not to overmix to maintain distinct swirls. Once you're satisfied with the effect, top up the moulds with the remaining skyr mixture, ensuring they're filled to the brim. Insert the popsicle sticks and freeze until solid. This method ensures each bite of your frozen yogurt lollies reveals a delightful blend of creamy skyr and luscious jam swirls.

Create variation with different jams and purees

Try incorporating vibrant raspberry jam for a tangy kick or opt for a sweet strawberry puree for a classic twist. For a tropical flair, blend ripe mangoes into a smooth puree or mix in chunks of juicy pineapple for added texture. You can also explore unconventional options like blueberry compote or passionfruit pulp for an exotic touch. Don't hesitate to mix and match flavours to create unique combinations that tantalise your taste buds.

Level up with homemade granola

Take your frozen yogurt lollies to the next level by incorporating homemade granola into the mix. Whip up a batch by blending anything from oats, nuts, seeds, honey and dried fruits. The granola used in our granola muffins recipe works especially well, creating a deliciously crunchy layer that contrasts beautifully with the creamy yogurt and fruity swirls.

What can I use instead of jam in my frozen yogurt lollies?

If you're looking to switch up the flavour of your frozen yogurt lollies without using jam, there are several tasty alternatives you can try. Our tips section includes a few ideas for fruit purees, an easy way to incorporate a natural burst of sweetness and vibrant colour. You can also experiment with adding chunks of your favourite fruits like diced peaches, raspberries, or kiwis for added texture and flavour. Another option is to swirl in honey or maple syrup for a touch of sweetness without the need for additional fruit.

Can I prepare frozen yogurt lollies in advance?

Yes, making them ahead of time is a convenient way to have a refreshing treat on hand whenever you need it. Once you've prepared the mixture and poured it into the lolly moulds, simply place them in the freezer until they are completely frozen. Then store in an airtight container or freezer bag to prevent freezer burn or absorption of other odours. Following these steps will keep your frozen yogurt lollies fresh for up to three months.

Enhance your lollies with crunchy mix-ins

Take your frozen yogurt lollies to the next level by adding crunchy mix-ins for an extra burst of flavour and texture. Consider mixing in crushed cookies (our oat, banana or even matcha cookies are all great options) or chopped nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts for a delightful crunch with every bite. You can also incorporate cereals such as crispy rice or corn flakes for a playful twist.

For a touch of indulgence, swirl in chocolate chips or chunks of your favourite chocolate bar. The options really are endless, so feel free to get creative and tailor the mix-ins to your taste preferences.

Add these snacks to your yogurt ice lolly experience

Enhance your yogurt ice lolly experience by serving them alongside other frozen snacks for a fun and customisable spread. For inspiration, check out our ultimate guide to the best nice cream and ice lolly recipes.

For a refreshing accompaniment, serve your lollies alongside fresh fruit slices such as strawberries, pineapple chunks, or grapes. You can also add a dollop of skyr or a drizzle of chocolate sauce to the fruit for an extra touch of indulgence.

If you're in the mood for something different, pair your yogurt ice lollies with savoury snacks like cheese cubes, pretzel sticks, or mixed nuts for a delightful combination of flavours. Whether you're enjoying them solo or sharing with friends and family, these snack pairings will take your experience to the next level, offering a variety of tastes and textures to savour.

Can I make frozen yogurt lollies for larger gatherings?

Absolutely! This snack is perfect for larger gatherings as they are easy to make in bulk and can be prepared ahead of time. Simply scale up the recipe according to the number of guests you're expecting, and consider using multiple lolly moulds or trays to speed up the freezing process. To streamline serving, set up a DIY lolly station where guests can customise their own treats with a variety of toppings and mix-ins.

You can also transform the recipe into scoopable ice cream: simply pour the prepared mixture into a shallow, freezer-safe container instead of lolly moulds. Once frozen, allow the ice cream to slightly thaw at room temperature for easier scooping. For added convenience, you can also churn the mixture in an ice cream maker before transferring it to the freezer to firm up. Serve in cones or bowls, perfect for any gathering or event.