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EASY YOGURT POPSICLES

Who doesn’t like popsicles in the summer? I remember the days of having my children at home in the summer and when they weren’t swimming or playing outside they would easily get bored sitting at home. Also, sitting at home would mean constant eating. I could never fill my children up! A great idea is to get in the kitchen with the kids and make something. No one wants to cook in the heat but making sweet treats with the kids is fun and spending quality time with them is priceless. These are so easy to make. Have the kids scoop out the yogurt in the blender, count out the strawberries, squeeze the honey into the tablespoon and pour the creamy goodness into the cups. Then watch when they devour these yummy popsicles, made a touch healthier by using real fruit and yogurt.

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 EASY YOGURT POPSICLES

2 small containers of vanilla yogurt

1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries (I used 14)

1 banana

2 tablespoons honey

6 disposable plastic Dixie cups

6 popsicle sticks

In a blender, Ninja or food processor mix the yogurt, fruit and honey until well blended and smooth.

Fill each cup partway with mixture. Freeze for one hour and then insert popsicle sticks in the center of each cup. Continue to freeze for several more hours or until completely frozen.

When ready to serve, using a scissor, make a cut across from each other in the cup. Slowly peel cup back until popsicle releases. Enjoy!

*These popsicles can be made with any fresh or frozen berries or a combination of them.

**Dollar Tree sells $1 Popsicle molds that make four, if you prefer to use those.

***I use vanilla yogurt because it adds a slight sweetness to the popsicle without all the added sugar of a fruit yogurt but you can use any yogurt you like.

 

AN ADDED BONUS SERVING IDEA

When at the dollar store, I just had to buy an inner tube. I knew I would do something with it during my summer kids food segment and as soon as I got home the idea dawned on me: See if one of my cake pans would fit in the center of it and bingo!  Since I’m a baker, I have many cake pans and doubles of each. Using a 20″ inner tube, I was able to add my 8″ round cake pan in the center. I filled it with ice and topped it with another 8″ cake pan. I placed my popsicles in the pan and they stayed ice cold on set for a very long time. This would be a fun idea to try at home.

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