Basil & Strawberry Popsicles

These easy and healthy strawberry popsicles feature Greek yogurt to make them creamy, maple syrup, and fresh basil for a pop of flavor.

Basil & Strawberry Popsicles

We love summer. Lazy mornings at the farmer’s market, winding bike treks, road trips to visit dear family, strawberry shortcake, frozen lemonade… we’ve been loving every minute. Our summer has been a tad interrupted with an unplanned house renovation, but it was a welcome surprise. Our conversations now consist of flooring choices and countertop materials, and details I’d never dreamed of knowing or caring about (1/8″ grout between tiles? undermount sinks? partial overlay cabinets?). But we’re having a ball, and we feel so fortunate to be able to design our own new space. Keep reading for this strawberry popsicles recipes, and more on summer fun!

Related: Here’s how that kitchen reno turned out!

Creamy strawberry popsicles

How to make strawberry popsicles

Speaking of road trips, we had a beautiful one to Minnesota this past weekend, visiting with family and friends. We had a truly amazing brunch with Lindsay and Bjork of Pinch of Yum, one of those meals where each component is so well-thought out and utterly delicious that you don’t want it to end, followed by some lazy summer cold pressed coffee and cherries with Sarah of The Vanilla Bean Blog and her truly adorable family. I know we say it often, but people who love food are the best kind of people. Right?

Anyway, here’s a recipe to enjoy summer with those people you love: these easy and healthy strawberry popsicles! The recipe features one of our favorite ingredients – Greek yogurt which adds the creaminess of the popsicles. We’ve been using Greek yogurt in everything lately, from strawberry shortcake to ranch dip. These strawberry popsicles are refreshing and delicious, and naturally sweetened using maple syrup or honey. For some added flair, we added some basil from our garden for a little pop. Here’s to summer, and those relationships that keep us going!

Related: Best Basil Recipes

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This strawberry popsicles recipe is vegetarian, refined sugar free, and naturally sweet.

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Basil & Strawberry Popsicles

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 89 popsicles 1x


These easy and healthy strawberry popsicles feature Greek yogurt to make them creamy, maple syrup, and fresh basil for a pop of flavor.


  • 1 pint (2 cups) strawberries
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 10 basil leaves


  1. Hull and roughly chop strawberries. In a bowl, combine the strawberries with 1/3 cup honey and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, and let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Blend together the strawberries with 1 cup Greek yogurt and 10 basil leaves using a blender or immersion blender, until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.


Adapted from The Kitchn

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Strawberry Popsicles, Strawberry Basil Popsicles, Strawberry and Basil, Healthy Popsicles, Healthy Frozen Dessert

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.


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    [email protected]
    July 10, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I am going to make these soon!

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    July 10, 2013 at 1:27 am

    So pretty and my very favorite summer flavors! I need a popsicle mold!

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    July 10, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Oh these are getting made (just as soon as we get our new freezer installed…) ! I love that strawberry and basil combination.

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      July 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      Wonderful! Can’t wait to see the progress on your kitchen!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker
    July 10, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Woo easy and simple ice lollies!

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    July 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    YUM! we actually had these on our honeymoon – we went to a gourmet popsicle shop in the oldest town in america and they were delicious. now i can make them – thanks friends!! :)

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      July 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

      (googling ‘oldest town in America’) Awesome! You should definitely make these.

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    Fran {The Flavorful Fork}
    July 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Perfect! I have been looking for ways to use up the containers on plain yogurt in my refrigerator and this will really hit the spot. I love using fresh basil in just about anything.

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      July 11, 2013 at 9:58 am

      The basil really highlights the sweetness in this dish too — a fun way to use it.

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    [email protected]
    July 12, 2013 at 1:10 am

    I need to find some popsicle molds! Talk about nostalgia factor- my mom used to make pudding pops when I was a kid, but strawberry basil pops sound all kinds of awesome. Yum!

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      July 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Yes, my mom actually used to make apple juice popsicles (just frozen apple juice). Definitely brings back memories!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
    July 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Those look so creamy and delish! I have been having an ice pop love affair so these will fit right in.

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    Laurel Sternberg
    August 7, 2020 at 1:45 am

    This sounds great, especially with the addition of vinegar. Reminded me of an out-of-this-world sorbet I had once: rhubarb and basil! Go for it.

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