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Tuesday's Letters Eat 40: 'Y' is for Yoghurt Icy-poles or Pops

In the warmer weather (31*C on Sunday)  a cook's thoughts turn to ice. Frozen something or other any way.

Frozen yoghurt.

MoldsI bought a cute set of six green icy-pole molds and away I went. Quite a few of the recipes called for caster sugar, but I substituted some local honey. In all the excitement I am not sure if I used four or five thirds of a cup, but each of the molds held one third precisely, including the gap for freezing expansion.

You can use the fruit you like, or that is in season. I'm thinking banana!!!

I'm also thinking about just using fresh fruit whizzed up in the blender. I see a lot of home-made icy-poles in my future this Summer.


Yoghurt Icy-poles: Raspberry and Passionfruit   Makes 9

  • 1 1/3 cups plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar ( I used honey)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • pulp of 4 passionfruit

Measure the yoghurt and sugar into a bowl and then mix in the fruit.

That's it.

Making the pops
Spoon or pour the mixture into the molds and then freeze for at least 4 hours.

Into the freezer
The trickiest part is de-molding the 'pops'. I twirled it under the hot water from the recently boiled kettle and it released quite quickly. 

And here it is, in all its icy-pole glory!!!

Yoghurt 'pop'



That looks really good. Up here there has been some discussion about fruit ice cream. Slice bananas and freeze for a couple of hours. Blend and keep on blending till they go creamy like ice cream. Don't refreeze leftovers. Bananas can have a bit of lemonade or other fruit added. Apparently tastes and looks the real thing but you have to persevere with the blending to get to that point.

can you tell I haven't tried this?


I was going to mention the same thing as Jan! Yoghurt icy poles is a great idea!


They look fab. You are making me cold. It is freezing here!!!!!


yum! must get icy pole making kit, stat.


these look very tasty (and pretty) :)


That looks so incredibly yummy!


oh these are a great idea. I like to have some icy poles in the freezer in summer for those sorts of treats but making my own must be better for sure. Where did you get the moulds?


Oh, this is perfect timing!

I have the exact same icypole moulds, and we used to use them constantly in summer before I got IBS - usually we just froze mango juice (YUM!).

However, now that I need to be a bit more careful about how much fruit I eat, I've been thinking about trying yoghurt based ones for a while! Can't wait to try this :)


I didn't realise that these icy poles are so easy to make. I make my own yoghurt, so it should not be a problem. Thanks for the recipe.

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