Saturday, August 23, 2008

berry and yogurt popsicles.



As much as I hate to admit it, I can feel the summer getting closer to an end. Halloween decorations are being stocked in stores (way too early in my opinion), cold weather is occurring a bit more often, and pumpkins and apples are appearing around our neighborhood. I love autumn, but I really try to hold onto the warm summer days for as long as I can and enjoy soaking them up to their fullest. This usually includes partaking in warm weather treats like ice cream, lemonade, and most importantly, popsicles. I find them to be the perfect summertime treat: fruity, refreshing, and not heavy, something you can easily devour two to three times a day.

I admit, I really love the cheap and overly-sweet popsicles that come from the grocery stores and ice cream trucks (anyone care for these?), but I find the ingredients to not be the healthiest choices for my kids. So this time I decided to purchase a fabulous frozen treat mold and make my own healthy popsicles out of yogurt, berries, and honey. And the result? Perfect sweet summer goodness. And as you might be able to tell, the kids loved them.

Note: Please feel free to change this recipe as much as you'd like. You can use any kind of yogurt, sweetener, and/or fruit that you like.





Yogurt & Berry Popsicles (So simple!)

Ingredients:

2 cups plain or fruit yogurt (I used a combination of Greek and strawberry)
2 cups fresh or frozen berries
1-3 tablespoons honey, depending on how sweet you'd like them

Directions:

Put all ingredients in the blender. Blend until very smooth. Pour into popsicle molds or small paper cups (if you do this, make sure you add the sticks after the pops have froze a bit). Freeze for 6 or more hours.

9 comments:

Manger La Ville said...

These look really amazing. It is so hot here, I could go for some. Yeah, I hate the sweet and artificial ones. I mean who likes them? But I love creaminess which you provide with the yogurt.

T and R said...

Deelish!

Briana said...

yum! I bought a popsicle mold earlier this summer but sadly, it hasn't gotten as much use as I'd hoped. Probably because I keep making things up to freeze in them and they never turn out quite right. I'll have to give this one a whirl!

Zoe Francois said...

These look so lovely and refreshing! Great idea.

cindy* said...

i really need a popsicle mold now. i love making frozen yogurt and this is pretty much the portable version of that. yum.

Deborah said...

What a perfect, child-friendly treat! I love that they don't have any added sugar.

Antonio Tahhan said...

these have got to be the cutest photos ever! I agree with you on the premature halloween decorations... it's crazy!
These pops would be the perfect solution to DC's hot and muggy weather :)

Alicia Carrier said...

deborah! yeah, i was happy to feed these to my son.

Vera said...

These must be tasty; it seems like the little one is enjoying his popsicle!