A 2 Ways recipe of Fig, Honey and Goat Cheese Popsicles for a dynamic sweet and salty bite this summer! These ice pops only use five ingredients and are a great snack for mature palates, a fun way to go back in time but in style!
Looking for a different way to cool down this summer? Try those exquisitely smooth fresh Fig, Honey and Goat Cheese Popsicles. So easy to make and different. I love to mix salty and sweet, and popsicles seem to always be on the sweet side, so why not make it a touch more interesting with goat cheese? The result is simply heavenly, creamy and a touch of crunch if you add some almonds.
I’ve done it two ways: one is in a normal popsicle mould, and the other is simply a fresh fig rolled into the same Greek yogurt and goat cheese mixture topped with some almonds. They both work great, and the goat cheese isn’t too powerful; add a touch of salt to the popsicle. No need to taste the whole cheese here; we want to compliment the figs.
Frozen Fig Popsicle Version
The first version I did was the fresh figs rolled right into the yogurt mix; it’s an idea I’ve got on the spot. Start by inserting a popsicle stick into the long end of the fig, then jump in the goat cheese and yogurt mixture; add a little almond on top, and voila! I then added them to a small metal support, which was quite small; if you have a bigger one, the bottom of the figs would build a kind of foot with the yogurt on the bottom and hold perfectly straight, which is great for the end presentation. Also, it’s great to cover them all with the mixture, but I could also have left a little purple from the top of the fig to show better what’s hidden under there. I guess there is millions of way of doing it; it’s all up to you. The result is a quite fruity, healthy bite! *Check below for the yogurt mixture recipe.
Normal Popsicle Version
This second version is the standard one, except I have those special moulds to freeze popsicles horizontally, which is perfect for holding the fruit on the side of the popsicle, showcasing the fruit clearly on the side of the popsicle. But this work in any mould; the result of this version is a way creamier and smooth one than the previous version. Here, you’ll get to taste the goat cheese slightly better, although it’s really a secondary flavour in this recipe. I like this trend of showing the fruit whole into the popsicle; not only does it look better, but it makes every bite into the popsicle a bit different.
Other Fun Frozen Snacks
So let’s refresh ourselves on those hot summer days!
Fig, Honey and Goat Cheese Popsicles
- 4 fresh figs
- 150 g plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
- 1 tbsp fresh goat cheese
- 2 tbsp shaved almonds
- Mix the yogurt, honey and goat cheese.
Full Fig Version
- Simply, insert a popsicle stick into the fresh fig and cover it with the yogurt mix, top with almonds.
The Standard Pop
- Slice the fresh figs, add one piece of two to a vertical popsicle mould and cover with the yogurt mix, add some almond at the bottom.
- Freeze until harden, about one hour minimum.