Filed under: Dessert, Snacks | Tags: fruit, kids in the kitchen, popsicle, yogurt
It’s hot here. Like really hot. Like 105 degrees at 8am hot. So what better way to beat the heat than a homemade popsicle (although it’s too hot to eat them outside.) I came across this recipe on the Sophistimom blog for fruit and yogurt pops. I made a few changes, like plain non-fat greek yogurt vice the vanilla flavored yogurt she used. I also didn’t have fresh strawberries, so I used thawed frozen strawberries. My little Sous Chefs loved them! They were able to take turns and help fill the molds. “M” spooned the berry mixture and “C” spooned the yogurt. Yesterday, they begged for candy all day, or as they call it, “special treats,” and this was the perfect compromise. They thought they got a whole popsicle, but I knew that they were eating fruit and yogurt. We will definitely be doing these again, and probably trying some new flavors.
Mixed Berry and Yogurt Pops
7 oz. Plain Non Fat Greek Yogurt
2-3 Tablespoons Pure Honey
1/2 Cup Thawed Frozen Strawberries (or any preferred berry)
1/2 Cup Mixed Berry Juice (mine was strawberry, black berry, raspberry juice)
Puree thawed strawberries until smooth. Mix with Berry juice and set aside.
Add desired amount of honey to greek yogurt. Keep in mind, frozen foods are less sweet, so add a little more than you think you would like.
Add 1 tablespoon of yogurt mixture to pop molds. Add 1 tablespoon berry mixture to mold, and continue to alternate until molds are full. Refrigerate several hours, preferably overnight. Remove pops according to mold directions.