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Summer is FUNNER with These!!

Posted on August 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Summer is FUNNER with These!

So, I know funner is not really a word; but how do you describe these creamy, pretty, cherry, pink popsicles??  Have you ever made popsicles before? Want to know how and even better- how darn easy it is?  If you're an ice cream addict, these may cure you of your habit.  Not only are these tasty and sweet, they are also much lower in calories and fat thanks to using Stevia instead of sugar, and Yogurt instead of heavy cream!

I purchased the popsicle molds on Amazon- very inexpensive and the great thing is, you don't even need a napkin.  Not that these really "drip", but if they did, the handle has a built in well to catch any drip that may sneak by you.  Love them!  The brand I got is, "GROOVY Pop Molds" and 6 come in a box.  Easy to use, easy to clean and easy to store in your freezer with a stand for the pops to sit in.

My recipe is a take off on many you see online. Here you go:

Cherry Yogurt Popsicles

Blend Together:

1 cups non-fat yogurt

4 packs Truvia

1/4 to 1/3 cup milk

1 cup frozen cherries semi thawed (you can find bagged, frozen cherries in the frozen food/fruit section of any large grocery store)

*Optional- Add 1 ripe, peeled banana to your blend for an even creamier pop!

Prepare Molds:

1) For the molds you will need another 24 cherries, cut in quarters and halves.  Assemble your empty molds onto the stand.

2) You are then going to drop a few cherry pieces at the bottom of each mold.  If there is any cherry juice in your bag from the frozen cherries thawing, add a tsp of the juice to the bottom of each mold as well. Yum!

3) Then pour your blended yogurt/milk/cherry mixture into each mold but only half way full. Then layer more cut cherries into the mold.  Then pour more of your blend on that layer to about 1/4" from the top.  Then drop a few more cherry pieces on top and finish with a little more of the blend until you are 1/8" from the top.  Voila, the molds are filled! 

4) Next Insert the stick/cap into each mold and firmly snap the lid closed.  You are DONE!  Place stand with the 6 pop molds in your freezer and in 3 to 4 hours they will be frozen and ready to enjoy.

5) One LAST thing- it is likely like there may be a little blend left over, so you should pour that into a cup and drink it! If it's a little thick, mix in a little more milk. It's a delish Cherry Smoothie too!

Hope you have fun with this and experment with different fruits, flavorings and syrups!  

Love, Chef Susan Ytterberg

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