Creamy Berry Probiotic Kefir Pops Recipe!

A big thank you to Smucker’s for sponsoring today’s Probiotic Kefir Pops recipe!

Creamy Probiotic Kefir PopsMy boys have been eating these like crazy this summer!

I started making milk kefir for my family a couple years ago. Kefir is a fairly unique probiotic drink. Made from milk, it contains an almost unparalleled amount of beneficial bacteria. (Yes, some bacteria is, indeed, very beneficial to our bodies). With a consistency in between milk and yogurt, milk kefir has so many possibilities when it comes to flavors and add-ins.

Typically, I make our kefir into a delicious berry smoothies with fresh or frozen berries, chia seeds, and cod liver oil (lemon flavor, which is surprisingly yummy in the kefir). This summer I experimented with making the kefir into creamy ice pops.

Probiotic Kefir ice pops ingredients

With the help of the new Smucker’s Fruit & Honey spreads, I tweaked our smoothie recipe a little and came up with this fun, creamy probiotic ice pop recipe.

By itself, milk kefir is a bit sour–think along the lines of unsweetened Greek yogurt. Occasionally, I’ll add stevia to sweeten it, but a lot of people (including myself) don’t really like the metallic-like taste that comes with stevia.

Adding a bit of Smucker’s Fruit & Honey instead of the stevia adds in some delicious fruit and gives the probiotic kefir pops a touch of sweetness (not too sweet though). The Smucker’s Fruit and Honey spreads don’t contain preservatives, sugar, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup. They are sweetened by just a touch of honey. I love that!

You can have fun and experiment with different Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Spread flavors like: Concord Grape, the Triple Berry Fruit Spread, or the Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry spread flavor.

Never made or tried kefir before?

No problem!

Kefir tastes a bit like unsweetened yogurt. The consistency is in between that of yogurt and milk.

If you’ve never made kefir, but would like to try, just know…It is SOOOO easy to make! LOL!

You can learn more about making your own kefir here.

And just check out how easy these probiotic kefir pops are to make. They seriously take me about 5 minutes to get them made and into the freezer. That is what I call a Mom Win!

(BTW: Silicone ice pop molds were seriously one of my best summer purchases this year. I picked mine up at IKEA, but there are very comparably priced sets on Amazon.)

Probiotic Kefir Pops Recipe

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Creamy Probiotic Kefir Pops

5 minPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

3 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • Approx 1 liter homemade or store bought milk kefir
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen berries
  • 3-4 tbsp (depending on desired sweetness) Smucker's Fruit & Honey Blueberry Lemon spread

Instructions

  • Pour kefir into food processor.
  • Add berries and Smucker's Fruit & Honey spread.
  • Blend well (about 30-40 seconds).
  • Pour kefir mixture into ice pop molds and freeze upright (I stand several of them in a glass).
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This probiotic kefir pops recipe is great for making in bulk as well. I made this recipe last week to make about 50 probiotic kefir pops for our family reunion in Yellowstone. We had 13 kids there this year! Because kefir grains multiply so rapidly, making kefir pops in bulk is really quite easy. The only thing I changed was that I used disposable ice pop pouches.

Last family reunion we brought a bunch of Otter Pops, but none of the parents really liked how much artificial stuff and sugar our kids were ingesting (and I have one nephew who is very allergic to red food dye). While my own boys love the kefir ice pops I make, I felt a little unsure how some of the other kids (who are more accustomed to very sweet foods) would like them.

 

Kids eating kefir popsicles

I’m happy to report that the kids all LOVED them! The probiotic kefir pops were a huge hit with the kids, and the parents loved that their kids were so excited about eating something so healthy!

Creamy Berry Probiotic Kefir Pops

I hope you get a chance to try this recipe! Please feel free to leave any questions you have about the kefir or making the kefir pops in the comments below.

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