Friday, April 30, 2010

Make Your Own Popsicles

I got this recipe in my email. I haven't tried it yet but I am going to. I'm always looking for a way to make healthy things at home. We make a lot of smoothies in this household and I decided that I was going to buy popsicle trays and this summer just freeze our smoothies so that way we have a nice cooling treat! Anyways, I'm going to post some of our smoothie recipes later but here is the popsicle recipe.

Strawberry-Yogurt Swirl Pops Recipe

1 lb strawberries, hulled
1⁄3 cup plus 1⁄4 cup sugar, preferably superfine
2 tsp lemon juice
2 cups vanilla yogurt

You’ll also need:
2 large plastic squeeze bottles,
10 pop molds (1⁄2-cup capacity)

1. Place strawberries, 1⁄3 cup sugar and lemon juice in blender; purée 3 minutes. Pour into a large plastic squeeze bottle and screw on bottle top.

2. In a medium bowl, stir remaining 1⁄4 cup sugar into yogurt until sugar is dissolved. Pour into the second squeeze bottle and screw on bottle top.

3. Fill each pop mold with strawberry and yogurt mixtures, alternately squeezing or spooning the mixtures into each mold to create a swirled pattern. Place tops on molds; insert wooden sticks. Freeze at least 6 hours until solidly frozen.

4. Remove molds from freezer. Soften slightly at room temperature, about 5 minutes (or dip molds in warm water a few seconds). Remove pops from molds. Serve immediately, or wrap pops separately in plastic wrap, then store in freezer bag or container.

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