Strawberry, Vanilla Yogurt and Limeade Popsicles

Prep Time 25 min

Cook Time 5 min

Total Time 30 mins

A cool summer treat combining fresh fruit and sweetened yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (16 oz) Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped, pod reserved for another use, or 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Strawberry Puree

  • 12 ounces strawberries (approx 3 cups) or use raspberries, peaches or blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Chambord (optional)

For the Limeade (optional; I thought a third layer with my taller popsicle forms would be fun)

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest

Directions

  1. If doing the limeade layer, make a simple syrup; combining the sugar, water and zest and heating just until the water starts to simmer; the sugar should be dissolved. Remove from heat and strain out the zest. Add the lime juice and allow to chill in freezer while preparing the other ingredients.
  2. Mix the yogurt with the sugar and the vanilla.
  3. Puree the strawberries and sugar in a food processor or blender. Stir in Chambord if using.
  4. Layer the popsicles with your ingredients. I found it worked best to use a little funnel to keep the various ingredients from being dripped all over the inside of the popsicle form.
  5. Freeze for approximately four hours.
  6. I wanted to mix up the order of the layers in the popsicles but with the lime juice layer being so liquid it would have meant freezing each layer separately; I didn't want to do that so it went in the molds last.

Recipe Notes

Jo-Anna mentioned that these pops were best after they had sat out for about 5 minutes once out of the freezer. Mine needed that time to soften up enough to remove them from the forms. It was warm here; I certainly enjoyed slurping these at the end of the day. Think of all the flavor combinations you can use...I know I will!

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