Kefir Recipes: Homemade Kefir Berry Popsicles for Summer (2024)

Running low on kefir recipes? Get the recipe for these refreshing, easy, and gut-healthy popsicles made with probiotic rich kefir, frozen berries, and honey; perfect for summer!

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The days are getting hotter and longer and we are fighting the heat with our new favorite summertime treat: kefir, berry popsicles!

My son and I have been sharing a popsicle every morning or afternoon while we sit on the front porch. He LOVES them! This is a wonderful popsicle recipe for toddlers because its packed full of nutrients and probiotics, and has no artificial junk.

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If you’ve been looking for some new kefir recipes to try, put this one on your list! Sometimes kefir smoothies or just plain kefir can get a little boring. This recipe is actually just our favorite kefir smoothie recipe, frozen in popsicle molds to make kefir popsicles.

These kefir popsciles are SO simple and easy to make, with just three ingredients. Obviously, be warned they can get a little messy with kiddos because of the berry colors! We eat ours outside and I help a lot;)

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Also, if you’ve never tried kefir before you might be a little taken aback by the flavor. Its a bit sour! We are used to it and enjoy it. This recipe is very versatile so if you can’t handle the sour taste, add more berries or more honey until its what you like. Just taste-test the mixture before pouring it into your popsicle molds.

What is kefir?

If you are not familiar yet with kefir, you should be! Its basically fermented milk and is similar to yogurt. Kefir is made when specific grains (which contain good bacteria and yeast) are combined with milk and allowed to ferment.

As the kefir grains work their magic on the milk, it produces a probiotic and nutrient rich drink. Its a little thinner than yogurt in texture, but thicker than milk. Kefir has been around for thousands of years and different cultures have praised it for its healing benefits.

If you’d like to know a little more about kefir including some more specific benefits and nutrition facts, check out this post HERE by Dr. Axe.

We drink kefir in our house nearly everyday. Our favorite way to have it is in a smoothie, but we are now enjoying these kefir popsicles every day!

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How to make kefir

If you don’t already have kefir, don’t worry, Kefir is SO simple to make! First, you need to acquire some kefir grains. You can purchase kefir grains in some health foods stores and even online.

My favorite way to get kefir grains is by asking friends and family. Chances are, you already know someone who is drinking kefir and they would probably love to share their extra grains with you.

We make our kefir by combing a few tablespoons of the grains with a cup or two of milk.

I place a breathable lid on top (just a coffee filter secured with a canning ring), and leave it to ferment for about a day or so. I can usually tell when its fermented enough to our preference.

Then we strain the kefir, use it in our favorite kefir recipes, and repeat the process with the leftover grains.

If you’d like to see the process of making kefir in video form, check out this video HERE by Lisa at Farmhouse on Boone.

Other kefir recipes you might LOVE

If you love this kefir and berry popsicle recipe, then be sure to try out some other kefir recipes. We usually stick to our kefir smoothies, but these are some other kefir recipes that I’ve been eyeing!

Kefir Ice Cream Recipe

Kefir Ranch Salad Dressing

Banana Kefir Smoothie

Chocolate Kefir Bread

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Kefir Berry Popsicles Ingredients

Kefir Berry Popsicles Process

  • Combine the chilled kefir, berries, and honey in a blender or food processor.
  • Now, blend until smooth.
  • Pour into popsicle molds and freeze over night.
  • Enjoy on a hot summer day!

NOTE: To initially get the popsciles out of the molds, run the molds under warm water for a few minutes. I take all of ours out of the molds once they’re frozen and transfer them to a freezer bag. This just makes them easier to store in the freezer and they take up less room!

For the printable recipe, see below.

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Kefir Berry Popsicles

Enjoy these nutrient and probiotic rich kefir, berry popsicles on a hot summer day, made with just a few simple ingredients!

Print Recipe Pin Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

freezing time 12 hours hrs

Course Snack

Cuisine American

Servings 8 popsicles


  • blender

  • popsicle molds & popsicle sticks


  • 2.5 cups chilled kefir
  • 2 cups frozen berries (or more if preferred)
  • 2-3 tbsp raw, local honey (or more of preferred)


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze over night or up to 24 hours.

  • Run the molds under warm water for a few minutes to remove the popsicles. Transfer popsicles to a freezer bag for easier storage.

  • Enjoy on a hot summer day!

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