Make Your Own Frozen Yogurt Pops

1 Jun

I came across this recipe a few years back in Jessica Seinfeld’s book, Deceptively Delicious.  A friend of mine had recommended the book for my picky eater.  There are a TON of great recipes in it, a few of which I use regularly.  The idea of this recipe book is to discover new ways of hiding fruits and veggies in other dishes, thereby amping up the healthiness of the dish.

Every summer, I make these frozen yogurt pops.  They are quick and simple, healthy and delicious.  The kids can even help in the process!  Don’t worry if you don’t have popsicle molds.  You can always use ice cube trays (just remember to cover them with plastic wrap) and stick toothpicks inside for sticks.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups plain lowfat yogurt

2 cups frozen berries thawed in the microwave for 1 minute (I always use fresh berries and they work fine)

½ to ¾ cup of confectioner’s sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Combine the yogurt, fruit, and sugar in a blender or (large) food processor and process until smooth.  Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.  (Deceptively Delicious notes that each popsicle is only 100 calories, and contains less than 1 gram of fat!)

They taste delicious on those hot Texas summer days!  If you prefer more of a popsicle as opposed to a yogurt you can always just pour juice into a mold and freeze.  My mom used to let us freeze Kool Aid in ice cube trays for a fun and tasty summer treat!  I think I’ll even try to use the juicer this summer and freeze some of our favorites for popsicles!

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