popsicle

Strawberries are my favourite fruit or flavour in deserts or drinks. I love strawberry yogurt, strawberry juice, strawberry ice-cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, liqueurs etc so a few months ago when I saw so many popsicles on Pinterest I just had to try one. I tried this in July when the weather was not to popsicle friendly but now that it has been so hot I think the timing is perfect.

The best thing about this recipe is that you can substitute the strawberries for any fruit of your choice and if you do not like yogurt skip it and just add more water and fruit to make up and have a sorbet popsicle. If you like you can also substitute the sugar for stevia or splenda or any other sweetener to reduce on the calories. Not sure how honey or molasses would work though so if you do try it with them, do share your experience.

This is also a great afternoon snack for kids and way healthier and better for them than the ice creams in the stores that are sugar packed. So now that sun is out till February do try this and experiment with different fruits. HAPPY MAKING!!

NB: if you do not have popsicle molds you could use; paper cups, aluminium cupcake holders, recycles yogurt cups, small glasses (be careful with this). For the popsicle sticks you can buy the sticks doctors use to check your throat 🙂 or alternatively use a teaspoon sized plastic spoons.

When you are ready to eat just run the mold under running tap water or warm water and EAT!

 

Recipe inspired by skinnytaste.com

Makes 6 Popsicle

INGREDIENTS

  • 400gms strawberries (fresh or frozen as long as they are sweet)
  • ¼ cup of sugar (optional, you can use more or less depending on your taste)
  • 1 tsps lemon juice
  • ¾ cup of yogurt
  • 1 cup ice cubes

METHOD

  1. Place the strawberries and the ice cubes in a blender and blend till smooth, add most of the  sugar. At this point you can sieve the juice if you like. I did not as I LOVE the feel of the strawberry ‘seeds’ in my mouth.

 

2. Take about ¼ of the strawberry juice to the yogurt and mix very well. Taste for sugar. You can add if you like. Then add the lemon juice to the strawberry juice.

3. Now put put the mixtures 1/3 of the way into a popsicle mold. Alternate between the molds and put into the freezer for about 30 minutes or so till fully set. At this point if your popsicles sticks are long place them in and freeze for another 15-20 minutes

 

4. Add the alternate mixture to the one you already have in the mold 1/3 of the way ( i.e if you had put the yogurt mixture at the bottom, now put the strawberry one and vice versa)  and freeze for another 45 minutes or so.

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle

5. Remove from the freezer, fill the last 1/3 with an alternate mixture then place in the top if it doubles up as a lid and freeze for an hour or until you’re ready to eat. HAPPY EATING!!

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle

Prep Time: 4 hours

Yield: 6 Popsicles

Ingredients

  1. 400gms strawberries (fresh or frozen as long as they are sweet)
  2. ¼ cup of sugar (optional, you can use more or less depending on your taste)
  3. 1 tsps lemon juice
  4. ¾ cup of yogurt
  5. 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions

Place the strawberries and the ice cubes in a blender and blend till smooth, add most of the sugar. At this point you can sieve the juice if you like. I did not as I LOVE the feel of the strawberry ‘seeds’ in my mouth.

Take about ¼ of the strawberry juice to the yogurt and mix very well. Taste for sugar. You can add if you like. Then add the lemon juice to the strawberry juice.

Now put put the mixtures 1/3 of the way into a popsicle mold. Alternate between the molds and put into the freezer for about 30 minutes or so till fully set. At this point if your popsicles sticks are long place them in and freeze for another 15-20 minutes

Add the alternate mixture to the one you already have in the mold 1/3 of the way ( i.e if you had put the yogurt mixture at the bottom, now put the strawberry one and vice versa) and freeze for another 45 minutes or so.

Remove from the freezer, fill the last 1/3 with an alternate mixture then place in the top if it doubles up as a lid and freeze for an hour or until you’re ready to eat. HAPPY EATING

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