Yogurt Mini Popsicles

Yogurt Mini Popsicles ~ Yes, more please!

The ultimate Summer treat, yogurt mini popsicles, I have seen the fever of these cuties and I did not imagine why?…Well let me tell you, now that I have made them… I’m crazy for them! It is awesome what 4 ingredients can do for you. Greek yogurt, agave nectar (I substitute agave instead of sugar because its healthier for you and the little ones too), fresh fruit, herbs or spices.

Its so easy to make, you’re gonna laugh about it. You can get creative with the flavors and the creamy yogurt because it is the perfect canvas to showcase any fresh seasonal fruit. I already have a sinful list of the next combinations to try.

This popsicles are creamy and not too sweet, the texture is a little different from store bought. They are a bit more Icy due to the lack of extra fat and overdose of sugar; But thats exactly the kind of ice cream I crave in the summer; light and not too sweet. I combined different herbs with the fruits, lemony thyme with fresh strawberry puree, lavender with Texas peaches and pineapple coconut with rosemary. The combination of fruit and herbs give a little extra flavor.

If you are concerned for your kids or not too crazy about the herbs in your popsicle just omit them. (Ian was not to crazy about me adding rosemary to the pineapple and coconut ones, but he loved the peach and lavender…go figure!).

The other part I love about these mini popsicles is that you don’t have to buy fancy equipment to make them, you can get any small plastic or paper dixie cups and wood sticks. They are the perfect size for a snack or dessert.

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Yogurt Mini Popsicles

Strawberry & thyme

Makes 6

2 cups of fresh strawberries pureed.
8 tablespoons of agave nectar (honey, sugar or mascabado)
1 ½ cup of Greek 2% plain yogurt
2 sprigs of thyme

Method:

Mix the Greek yogurt and 6 tablespoons of agave. In a blender, puree 2 cups of strawberries and 2 tablespoons of agave nectar. Place all the dixie cups in a baking pan and start layering the strawberry puree and the yogurt into the cups a little at a time. Do not fill them up to the top; leave a little room like a ¼ of an inch. Place the tray in the freezer. Wait 10-15 minutes and insert the wood sticks. Chill for 3-4 hours for best results.
*aluminum pans are great conductors of temperature so your pops will freeze faster.

 

Peach and Lavender

Makes 6

2 cups of fresh peaches pureed.
8 tablespoons of agave nectar (honey, sugar or mascabado)
1 ½ cup of Greek 2% plain yogurt
½ teaspoon of dry lavender

Method:

Mix the Greek yogurt and 6 tablespoons of agave. In a blender, puree 2 cups of peaches and 2 tablespoons of agave nectar. Fold the peach puree into the yogurt and sprinkle the lavender until well combined. Arrange the thinly sliced peaches into the walls of the dixie cup. Place all the cups in a baking pan and proceed to fill them with the yogurt and peach mixture. Fill them almost to the top, leave a little room (like a ¼ of an inch). Place the tray in the freezer. Wait 10-15 minutes and insert the wood sticks. Chill for 3-4 hours for best results.

 

Pineapple – Coconut and Rosemary

Makes 6

2 cups fresh pineapple pureed.
4 tablespoons toasted coconut
8 tablespoons agave nectar (honey, sugar or mascabado)
1 ½ cup Greek 2% plain yogurt
1 sprig fresh Rosemary.

Method:

Mix the Greek yogurt and 4 tablespoons of agave. In a blender puree 2 cups of fresh pineapple, 1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary, 4 tablespoons of agave nectar. Fold the pineapple puree and the toasted coconut into the yogurt until well combined. Proceed to fill the dixie cups with the yogurt and pineapple mixture. Fill them almost to the top, leave a little room like a ¼ of an inch. Sprinkle some extra toasted coconut and the sprigs of rosemary. In a 8” round baking pan place all the dixie cups Place the tray in the freezer. Wait 10-15 minutes and insert the wood sticks. Chill for 3-4 hours for best results.Yogurt Mini Popsicles bite this scrumptious pop! ~ Yes, more please!Yogurt Mini Popsicles ~ Yes, more please!Yogurth Mini Popsicles _ kids love them!~ Yes, more Please!

Scrumptious summer treat…

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2 Responses to Yogurt Mini Popsicles

  1. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs August 29, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Popsicles are one of my favourite things about summer. These look amazing, and the peach-lavender one is definitely calling my name!
    I’m so glad I’ve just found your blog, by the way. All your recipes look lovely!
    Have a nice day :-)

    • Mariana McEnroe August 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

      Thank you so much Consuelo! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
      thank you for your wishes, you too have a wonderful day!

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