Summer’s officially here…and it’s gonna be a blast!
Sun, surf, pool parties, picnics, fireworks, camping, grilling and cool, easy, treats, that’s what our family looks forward to….
Fruity Yogurt Pops… a cool-blast from the past treat, that’s good-for you fun! Here’s the low-down…
I bought these awesome molds, (I really like them) at Target…wish I had stock in their company! There are a couple of different varieties to choose from. Of course, you can use a stick and paper cups, but these will last and last…a real summer blast.
Fill the molds with your favorite juice, syrup, smoothie or other liquid, in this case yogurt and fruit. Snap caps over tops of molds, freeze. Remove ice pops from mold. If necessary dip into warm water to loosen. Flip and place narrow end of cap into mold for a convenient holder.
Drain yogurt in a colander that is lined with coffee filters or cheesecloth works too. Cover and put in the fridge for several hours till it’s a soft cheese consistency. Actually, what you’ve achieved is a thick Greek yogurt, high in protein and good for you…
Mix ripe banana with yogurt and a drop or two of yellow food-coloring, and set aside.
Cook fresh blueberries in a skillet, stirring and smashing till it’s saucy.
Push cooked blueberries through a strainer and you’ll have a smooth sauce.
Now for the fun! Layer by alternating tablespoons of banana-yogurt and blueberry sauce. Use a wooden skewer to swirl the two layers together.
End with the yogurt layer and then top with the snug little caps. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
Blueberry-Banana Yogurt Pops
1 cup drained low-fat plain yogurt
1 ripe banana
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup honey or stevia
2 drops yellow food color
Mix yogurt and bananas well together. In a skillet, cook, stirring and smashing blueberries till they are saucy. Then press through a strainer and let blueberry sauce cool a bit. Alternate tablespoons of yogurt and sauce till molds are full to the top. Cap with tops and freeze for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
For the Chunky-Strawberry Margarita Pops
I used my immersion blender to chunk up my fresh berries. You can use a food processor or blender too.
Mix the yogurt and margarita mix together and add a little green and yellow food color if desired. Again, layer by tablespoons into molds.
Swirl the strawberries and yogurt together. Top with yogurt, cap and freeze!
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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Oh wow, those look amazing! And super healthy too! I am bookmarking this page so I can make some this summer. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’m going to Target in the middle of the week. (We don’t live near one) I will have to look for these. They remind me of the old tupperware ones my mom always used.
LOVE THESE RECIPES! They are delicious looking AND health friendly.
Gnee: These look delicious for those hot summer days. I will have to pull mine out and make some…I know my family will love them! Joni
Whew, do those ever look good! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂
I LOVED the pictures of your grands…they are just too cute! Love the yogurt pops too..a fun idea to make with the grands! Thanks…come say hi 😀
Those yogurt pops look so delicious!!!
I love your beautiful Summer banner! Thanks so much for linking it up today for Brag Monday.
Nothing says summer better than popsicles. I’ve been wanting molds. I am heading to Target to see if I can find some.
Yummy! These look fantastic and take me back to my childhood when we ate Kool-Aid pops all summer long!
Can’t wait to come and help GNEE make me one of these pops!!! Keep your molds handy because this is a treat I don’t want to go without! By the way… where were these recipes 20 years ago?
Yum, I will be right over, save me one or two. I need those molds and my daughter needs them too. I love Target too. We will be sure and try these. They remind me of the fruit and yogurt parfaits you can get for breakfast, which we all love. Thanks for sharing.
Those are awesome!!!!! I love it, yogurt for the kids, tequila for mommy!!!!
Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner
Those look soooooo yummy!! Thanks for sharing. Popsicles in the summer are such a treat. 🙂
Gnee – you’ve found the perfect summer treat. I just happen to have some margarita mix and strawberries so I’m all set. I’ll have to stop off at Target today to see if they have these molds. Excellent post, thanks.
Those look so beautiful!!
Thanks for stopping at my blog and leaving the friendly note. That note sent me here to these yummy looking treats. I must make them for my peeps today! Thank you!
How fun are these! You got really creative – excellent work. http://www.delightfulcountrycookin.com
These are just wonderful summer recipes. The kids (and adults) will love them. Yum.
I stopped by from Tuesday Tastes. 🙂
P.S.: I love your ceramic chicken fruit basket!
This is brilliant! I tried straining my homemade yogurt the other day…less than successfully I might add. I’ll try it again using a coffee filter! Thanks.
these have to be the most exotic fruit pops i’ve ever seen…i must bookmark your page so my girls can make these thru the summer.
i just realized we’re using the same background…i like it in this colour.
Wow Weee! This looks awesome!! I’m licking my lips over here!!!
Great post!! ANd Great pictures!!!
Those look fantastic!
Thanks for linking up!
What an excellent share….I love yogurt myself, so this is gonna be a definite in my house.
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Tasty AND healthy:) I just got some popsicle molds and was wondering what to put it them too! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!
These sound really good!
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