Mmmmm… Homemade popsicles for the kids. And Me.
Continuing with September as National Honey Month, I’m celebrating the popsicle! I get tired of having to FIND ice cream with no preservatives or popsicles with no red # whatever in it and so I drooled over this recipe when I found it, it’s a Strawberry Honey Frozen Yogurt Popsicle.
Or whatever type of fruit you want in it really.
The recipe is really flexible, it doesn’t mind what kind of fruit you use! It’s really quite simple to make and it freezes really fast.
After an evening in Florida in early September when it’s still ridicu-hot while you’re playing frisbee, scootering and biking, these popsicles were an awesome finish to the day to cool off.
He was so excited he forgot to take his helmet off.
Here’s the recipe and I gotta say I have a little extra respect for it because it doubles as an amazing smoothie! I had to really stop myself from drinking it before I poured it into the little cups and ruining it for everyone!
He was thinking “Will you ever just let me eat it or do you always have to take a picture.”
Fruit and Honey Frozen Yogurt Pops
- 1 cup fresh nectarines, pineapple or strawberries chopped up (I used 1 cup fresh strawberries and 1/2 cup frozen pineapple.)
- 1 1/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt (I use Stonyfield)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 8 3 oz. paper cups and popsicle sticks or plastic spoons.
In a blender, combine the fresh strawberries, 1 cup yogurt, vanilla and most of the honey and blend. Pour evenly into cups, leaving a little room at the top for the pineapple mixture. Then, combine the rest of the yogurt, the pineapple and the rest of the honey in the blender and blend. If you want to get all fancy schmancy, freeze the strawberry cups for a little while, then add the pineapple mix on top to keep the colors separated entirely and to make it look all purty. (You can take a look at their beautiful popsicle picture
. My boys were quick to point out that mine didn’t “look like the ones in the magazine!” And they were right.) But they tasted amazing! (So hush.) Anyways, I didn’t freeze the strawberry first and the pineapple mixed a little when I poured it in, but still sat on top a little bit. I used plastic spoons instead of popsicle sticks. I had to convince them to stand up straight but eventually they did.
After you pour them, freeze them for 4 hours or until frozen solid (mine were frozen in 2 hours.) Makes 8-10 pops.
Do the same thing in the morning but don’t freeze it and don’t pour them in tiny cups, and keep it all to yourself and you’ve got a deeelish smoothie too!
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