Popsicles remind me of hot summers, running to the ice cream truck, barefoot and soaked from frolicking through sprinklers. They are a great treat year-round, and having a popsicle can even keep your eye on portion control.
I try to eat healthy, especially it comes to sweet treats. I have been experimenting more with fat free yogurt, because its good for you and actually tastes good. I recently tried Chobani's 0% Lemon yogurt, so I wanted to make a popsicle with it. I looked at all of my organic frozen fruit, and decided that raspberries would compliment the lemon well.
Lemon Raspberry Fro-Yo Pops
1 - 6 oz Chobani Lemon
3/4 cup Raspberries (fresh or frozen, doesn't matter)
Prep time: 5 minutes. Makes 3 popsicles
If you are using frozen raspberries, place them in a microwave-safe dish and nuke for about ten seconds in the microwave. If they are still a bit frozen, thats fine. Gently mash with a fork. Don't worry about mashing into oblivion, small chunks of raspberry are fine.
After Raspberries are mashed, stir in lemon yogurt, until ingredients are incorporated and all of the raspberry pieces are covered in yogurt.
Scoop mixture into clean popsicle molds. leave a bit of room on top, because the ingredients will expand a bit. Tap on the counter about ten times, to make sure you get rid of any air pockets. You don't want your popsicle to break in the mold. Attach lid and place in freezer for about seven hours. You want these to set nicely. Pulling them out too soon will result in the stick coming out, and it won't go back in. Trust me, I tried with my first batch. I was really bummed, but I learned for the future.
To remove pop from mold, place mold in warm water for about a minute (don't submerge the handle, just the part that you want to remove. Remove pop from mold. Enjoy!
These pops are simple to make, and are a great hands-on activity to do with children. Be creative with this! Choose whichever flavor yogurt you like (keep in mind, Greek is thicker - it works better) and have fun with the add-ins. Next time I make this recipe, I am going to add white chocolate chips in, for some extra sweetness and a texture twist.
What are your favorite popsicle recipes?