Since Bret doesn't eat strawberries (or berries in general - poor fella'), I always seem to have strawberries that need to be frozen or will go bad.
I've ended up with lots of bags of those frozen strawberries (and some bananas and peaches) and usually blend them up for a breakfast smoothie. This time I decided to make something different with that wonderful Summer fruit - Fruit and Yogurt Pops!
You won't believe how hard it is to find popsicle molds that aren't tricky to put together. I just wanted one you stuff the mixture into and freeze. They come in metal and plastic, with sticks and without sticks, and some are just plain complicated. Finally I found these online and really like them because it's a small set with just four pops. Just the right size for our freezer.
I essentially make a smoothie and spoon it into the molds. Then pop them into the freezer overnight for maximum firmness. They came out perfectly. I can't believe I've been paying five to six bucks for fruit pops from the grocery store!
These Fruit and Yogurt pops are creamy, fruity and refreshing. (The smoothie mixture before they were frozen is also great...)
I'll be making these often this summer with our leftover frozen fruits. You can mix and match the fruits and yogurt flavors and still come out with delicious pops!
- 1 C frozen strawberries
- ½ banana
- 1, 6 oz. container blueberry Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 tablespoon evaporated milk or milk
- 1-2 tablespoon heavy or whipping cream
- Dump all of the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
- Adjust the milk/cream to a spoonable consistency and spoon into the molds.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours - but better overnight.
Tips and Tricks:
Use whatever fruit or flavored yogurt you have or like. Even vanilla Greek yogurt would work.
The banana I used wasn't frozen.
If you don't have cream, just use all evaporated milk or regular milk. Cream does make it smoother, though.
Take a taste before you put them in the molds - add a little Truvia or sugar if the fruit and yogurt don't make them sweet enough.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 pop
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 7g
Nutrition Values are Approximate