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!)
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
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.