May 25, 2011

Strawberry Love: Strawberry Fruit Pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup strawberry juice or puree
  • 3 oz. plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 oz. honey
  • Fresh fruit as desired (bananas, kiwi, mandarin oranges, grapes or pineapple all work well)

Directions:

In a bowl, whisk together the strawberry juice, yogurt and honey until the honey is dissolved.

Prepare an ice pop mold according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For 2-oz. pops, place a few pieces of your desired fresh fruit along the sides of each slot, then insert the sticks. Slowly pour about 1 1/2 fl. oz. of the juice mixture into each slot, reaching just to the fill line. Tap the pop mold on the countertop to release any air bubbles. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the mixture is solid, 7 to 20 minutes. To test, insert a toothpick near a stick.

Remove the ice pops from the mold according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Repeat to make the remaining ice pops. Makes six 2-oz. pops.