Are you craving something new, cool, and refreshing this summer? If so, you've come to the right place! These easy Vegan Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles with Gin are the perfect way to beat the heat.
With a few simple ingredients – vegan Greek yogurt, blueberries, coconut milk, and gin – you can whip up an easy batch of these boozy treats for your next summer gathering. Enjoy them on their own for a light snack with an extra kick, or take some time to relax and truly enjoy all these delicious little icy cocktails!
This perfectly blended combination of tangy plant-based yogurt, coconut milk, homemade lavender simple syrup, sweet blueberries, and gin is a refreshing frozen treat!
Sure to be a hit at any garden party or just as an after-work treat for yourself on a hot summer day, these popsicles are refreshingly delicious with a hint of gin and are the perfect summer treat!
My Vegan Blueberry Coconut Popsicles inspired this boozy popsicle recipe. For more fun summery frozen treats, try these Creamy Coconut Popsicles, Cherry Coconut Popsicles, and my boozy Strawberry Gin Lemon Granita!
These are the simple ingredients you need to make these vegan Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles:
- Blueberries - I used fresh fruit. If you don't have fresh whole blueberries, frozen blueberries are fine. Wild blueberries would be fantastic; some markets carry them in the freezer section.
- Vanilla Unsweetened Plant-based Yogurt - I used an almond milk Greek-style yogurt. Any plant-based yogurt you like will work well; however, if it's sweetened, you'll likely need less sweetener in the recipe. I like vanilla yogurt but feel free to choose your favorite creamy yogurt.
- Full-fat Coconut Milk - coconut milk adds to the richness and creaminess of the popsicles.
- Gin - I love Empress 1908 Gin which gets its all-natural unique indigo color from the infusion of butterfly pea flowers post-distillation. Feel free to use your favorite dry gin.
- Lavender Simple Syrup - this is easy to make with my simple recipe. You will need dried organic culinary lavender buds, which can be found online or at the local market, such as Natural Grocers. I love the flavor of lavender with blueberries.
- Fresh lemon juice (not pictured).
See the recipe card for quantities. Substitutions are listed below.
How to Make this Easy Vegan Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles Recipe with Gin
Let's create some delicious blueberry popsicles! You'll find detailed instructions below.
- Make Lavender Simple Syrup.
- Make the blueberry mixture and let it cool.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients.
- Make the popsicles by layering the yogurt mixture with the blueberry mixture, ending with the yogurt mixture on top.
Make the Lavender Simple Syrup
Combine water, sugar, & lavender in a saucepan. Heat on medium & occasionally stir until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from the heat and let sit for 30 minutes. Let cool, strain, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Make the Blueberry Mixture
Place the blueberries and maple syrup in a medium saucepan on medium heat.
Simmer for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the blueberries release their juices. Gently mash the blueberries, set aside to cool, and mix in the lemon juice and 1 oz gin.
Combine the other ingredients and make the popsicles
Combine yogurt, coconut milk, lavender simple syrup, 1 oz gin, and lemon juice in a medium bowl.
Spoon the yogurt mixture into the popsicle molds, then the blueberries, and finish with the yogurt mixture as the top layer.
Hint: To get the beautiful marble effect of these popsicles, dip a spoon or popsicle stick to get the swirls before you place the popsicles in the freezer.
Here are some substitutions you can try:
- Fresh blueberries - instead of fresh berries, use frozen blueberries, chopped strawberries, Saskatoon berries, or raspberries. Avoid mushy or overripe berries.
- Gin - use vodka or tequila instead.
- Vanilla plant-based yogurt - use whichever variety you like - you can skip the vanilla and use plain yogurt, or use a sweetened plant-based yogurt. You may not need to add any sweetener to the yogurt mixture. Taste it and adjust it to your taste.
- Lavender simple syrup - use the sweetener of your choice, such as maple syrup, plain simple syrup, or agave nectar.
Here are some variations you can try:
- Lemon zest - Instead of lemon zest, try lime zest or omit it.
- Alcohol-free - Skip the gin.
- Refined sugar-free - use maple syrup instead of the lavender simple syrup.
- Stronger - If you'd like more gin in your popsicles, add another ounce or two of gin.
Here is the equipment you need to make these vegan boozy blueberry Greek yogurt popsicles, no food processor required:
- popsicle molds
- small saucepan
- wooden popsicle sticks
- medium bowl
You may keep the ice pops in the popsicle molds they froze in, an airtight container, or a freezer-safe bag if they are laid side by side, flat, for up to six weeks.
Do not stack the popsicles to avoid sticking.
To get the ice pops out easily, run the popsicle molds under warm water for approximately 30 to 60 seconds. Be careful not to get the end of the popsicle wet. Repeat, and twist gently until the popsicle comes out.
Adding sugar or simple syrup to the mixture will help avoid ice crystals in popsicles; I recommend full-fat coconut milk instead of lite coconut milk to avoid ice crystals further.
If you skip the simple syrup, sugar, and gin, your popsicles will be too hard. The sugar and gin in this recipe lower the freezing point of the popsicle mixture, making these popsicles softer.
If your homemade popsicles are not freezing, your mixture contains too much alcohol, fat, or sugar; you will need to reduce the quantity of alcohol, fat, or sugar.
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Easy Vegan Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles Recipe with Gin
For the Lavender Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 tablespoon culinary dried lavender buds
For the Blueberry Mixture
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice, fresh
For the Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles
- 2 oz gin, divided
- 7 oz vanilla unsweetened almond milk vanilla Greek-style yogurt or a yogurt of your choice that you like - if it is sweetened, you will need to add less lavender simple syrup.
- ¾ cup full-fat canned coconut milk
- 6 tablespoons lavender simple syrup, divided see above
To make the Lavender Simple Syrup
- In a small saucepan, combine water, sugar, and dried lavender buds.1 cup water, 1 cup organic cane sugar, 1 tablespoon culinary dried lavender buds
- Heat on medium and occasionally stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Remove from the heat and let sit for 30 minutes. Let cool, strain the mixture, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Make the Blueberry Mixture
- Place the blueberries & maple syrup in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Simmer for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the blueberries release their juices. Gently mash the blueberries, set aside to cool, and mix in lemon juice and 1 oz gin.2 cups blueberries, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, fresh, 2 oz gin, divided
Make the Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles
- Combine yogurt, coconut milk, lavender simple syrup, 1 oz gin, and lemon juice in a medium bowl.7 oz vanilla unsweetened almond milk vanilla Greek-style yogurt, ¾ cup full-fat canned coconut milk, 6 tablespoons lavender simple syrup, divided
- Spoon the yogurt mixture into the popsicle molds, then the blueberries, and finish with the yogurt mixture as the top layer.
- Freeze for 2 hours, then put the popsicle sticks in. Freeze for another 4 hours or overnight.
- Run the popsicle molds under warm water for approximately 30 to 60 seconds. Twist gently until the popsicle comes out.
- If you want boozier popsicles, add another ounce or two of gin.
- Be careful not to overfill the popsicle molds. Be sure to snap together the popsicle molds to their holder; otherwise, they will fall out.
- To get the marble effect: after pouring the yogurt and blueberry mixtures into the popsicle molds, dip a butter knife or wooden stick in each mold and gently move it back and forth before you pop them in the freezer.
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