Monday, August 10, 2015

Berry Yogurt Ice Pops - Easy


I scream ... you scream ... we all scream for ... frozen yogurt?


As a member of the Secret Recipe Club,  I get to select, make and showcase a recipe from an blog.  This month I get the pleasure of introducing you  to Well Dined by Sarah.

Sarah is a blue hair ... no not one of those little old lady stereotypes ...  not even a little old lady.  She might be little for all I know, but I can't tell from the tight close-up.  But she does rock a cool purple-blue coiffure.  My middleChild had blue hair one summer ... I got a free pair of jeans as result of collateral damage (was in the line of blue dye "fire"), but since I'm supposed to be talking about food I'll save that fahs-cinating story for another time.

Back to Sarah.  A happy homemaker that likes to eat out (and post photos), Sarah especially loves to cook healthy at home (and post photos), which results in mucho recipes.  So much from which to choose!  Do I try grilled halloumi for the first time?  How about the yummy-looking miso-tahini soup?  The miso creamed kale did look rather intriguing.


Turned out that the outdoors made the decision for me.  These last 500 or so days of summer (give or take) have seen temps roar into the 90s, with humidity hovering at 150% (give or take).  So I needed a little something that was easy, quick, fast and frosty.  Luckily Sarah had a recipe that combines all my requirements into a fun dessert.  Yogurt pops!

Sarah mentioned how she wanted to call 'em Popsicles until she discovered that the name is trademarked.  Fun fact:  my late uncle worked for the Joe Lowe company ... who made the original Popsicle.  So selecting this recipe is bashert (Yiddish for "destiny").

Also mentioned by Sarah was that the original recipe called for blackberries, but for several reasons she substituted raspberries.  Since I have a few blackberry bushes, I went with them.  Sarah uses agave nectar, but rather than going out and buying an entire bottle of agave just for a couple tablespoons I subbed with honey.

I of course misread the quantities and  instructions.  But if I didn't, you wouldn't know you were reading my blog.  I ended up using only a couple tablespoons honey.  And only to the yogurt.  Lucky for my victims taste testers the blackberries were sweet enough by themselves.  Just be sure not to drip any blackberry juice into the yogurt (don't ask).  Truthfully, I think they wound up kind of purdy as a result.  You be the judge.

Berry Yogurt Ice Pops - Easy 
Adapted from Well Dined
Yield: 10-12 pops, depending upon size

1 3/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
3 Tbl.  honey, plus more to taste
1 1/2 pts. raspberries or blackberries

Whisk together the yogurt and  honey in a 1-quart mixing bowl.


In a separate bowl, mash the berries with a fork or potato masher until coarsely crushed. Taste and add more honey if needed.  Because freezing tends to dull the flavor, if it tastes perfect, add another tablespoon honey anyway.


Spoon about 1/2 of the yogurt mixture evenly into 5-oz. kitchen paper cups or ice-pop molds.  Spoon all the mashed berries on top of the yogurt, then top with remaining yogurt.  Use a toothpick or skewer to swirl the mixture a bit.   Insert ice-pop sticks or plastic spoons into the cups/molds.  Place in freezer.  Allow to freeze solid, 3 hours to overnight.


Peel paper cups, or dip into warm water to loosen from molds.  Enjoy immediately, or remain in freezer for up to a week.

8 comments :

Kate said...

These sound absolutely delicious...we would really enjoy these on the hot days that we are having right now.....great SRC selection.

Sarah@WellDined said...

Hi! I'm so excited for my first month with SRC! Thanks for the kind words of welcome :-) I'm glad you found this recipe - and I bet your home grown blackberries are delish!

Mary Garcia said...

I think they look beautiful! These were a great choice for the SRC!

Jeanie said...

They are pretty. And simple and delicious sounding. Will try.

Renee Paj said...

Great SRC choice! They look refreshing and just the thing for this hot summer weather!

Kelly said...

GOSH these look delicious!!! What a delicious treat on a hot summer's day! Great choice for the SRC!! :D

Linda@2CookinMamas said...

You sound like you had quite an adventure with these pops! lol I love making yogurt pops and stuffing them with blackberries sounds delish. Just right for our hot weather too!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I totally wanted blue hair when I was in junior high, but my parents wouldn't agree. Anyway, great SRC selection. I adore the color blackberries give off. I'm happy to be new the SRC this month - I'd love it if you'd stop by and check out my post.

http://www.butteryum.org/blog/2015/8/9/coconut-bread-secret-recipe-club

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