Yummy. I love summer and I love easy to make and even easier to enjoy icy treats. With school out for the summer and the little one running around the house all day, we are definitely going through a lot more food – especially popsicles. Given K’s food challenges we like to take every opportunity to jam a bit more nutritional value into her choices. Take a look at most of the nutritional labels on the popsicles in the freezer section and you quickly notice that they are chalked full of high fructose corn syrup, sugar and artificial colouring and flavour. The label on one popular national brand states that it contains less than 1% natural flavour and fruit juice. I don’t know about you, but given how easy Ice Pops are to make, I’m going to start making these at home more regularly.
Recently I made Berry Ice Pops and those went over really, really well. Aside from the waiting time they really are super quick and straightforward to make. Mix, blend, pour, freeze. Eat and Repeat. If you don’t have Ice Pop molds you should be able to find them at your local kitchen supply store or online at Amazon.com. In Canada, Kitchen Stuff Plus had a pretty good collection early in the season. You can also use single serving yogurt cups as molds.
Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Ice Pops
It doesn’t get much easier than the Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Ice Pops. I used equal parts Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Frozen Strawberries with a little added Vanilla Flavour. You can use Vanilla extract, Vanilla Syrup or try making your own Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup following the instructions at TheFrugalGirls.com. After blending to your desired consistency just pour or spoon in to your molds. The best part about Ice Pops is that it doesn’t really matter how consistent your blending is…big strawberry chunks or swirls actually look good and still taste great! You really can’t mess this up.