Popsicle of the Week: Blueberry & Strawberry

homemade-popsicles1-e1372100371233 copy Strawberry & Blueberry Popsicles

This is my 2nd week of sharing my summer recipes for popsicle of the week! I hope you enjoyed the first one, I’ve been making popsicles non-stop since I got my mold in June. I have so many ideas for recipes, it will be exciting to show you my experiments for the summer. Today’s recipe is for strawberry and blueberry yogurt popsicles. A classic combo and a great way to make colorful and interesting looking popsicles. I like using organic and fresh fruits when I can for maximum flavour and health but remember if you can’t get organic or have a bag of frozen berries they will work great so feel free to incorporate whatever you have available for you.  Even better if you have a chance to go to a local farm or farmers market or if your lucky enough to grow your own berries, use those! My first recipe was for making a full 10 popsicles, however I know most people have smaller molds than me so today’s recipe is for only 5 popsicles molds, and I have an alternative method for this recipe so its two recipes in one.

homemade popsicles (2)Ingredients and Tools:

  • Plain or Vanilla yogurt
    *I like using natural yogurt, but any brand will do
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Honey
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Popsicle mold
  • Bowl
  • Spoon

Time:

10minutes to prep the mixture, 4 hours in the freezer

Steps:

  1. Wash the blueberries and strawberries in cold water.
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  2. Cut the top of of the strawberries, then cut into medium to small chunks.
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  3. In your bowl pour in 2 cups of yogurt, then add 1 spoonful of honey
    *I am using vanilla natural yogurt
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  4. Mix honey into yogurt until evenly dispersed.homemade popsicles (10)
  5. Take yogurt mixture and place two spoonfuls on the bottom of the mold.
  6. Then put a whole blueberry and a chunk of strawberry
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  7. Put 1 spoonful of yogurt mixture.
  8. Repeat step 6&7 until your mold is 80% full.
  9. Then place two spoonfuls of yogurt on the top to finish.
    homemade popsicles (19)ALTERNATIVE: Instead of Step 5-9, simply put yogurt in a blender of food processors and washed blueberries and chopped strawberries, blend for 1 minute (or until it reaches a consistency you like, I made my chunky). Then place fruit and yogurt mixture into molds.
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  10. Cleaning the top of the mold and putting the lid and adding popsicle sticks if your mold requires them.
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  11. Put in freezer for 4 hours.
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  12. To remove simply put under hot water for a minutehomemade popsicle (2)

Final thoughts:

I love the simple taste of blueberries and strawberries and the touch of honey with the yogurt adds so much flavour. They are both very different tasting from each other even though they use the same ingredients. The one thing I would change on the main one is more fruit in each mold, it was my first time making yogurt style popsicles so I wanted to make sure the popsicle would stay together but it unnecessary to have so much yogurt between. For that reason its more about the flavour yogurt, until out you get a whole chunk (frozen whole blueberries are amazing). The blended one has the flavour of the strawberry and blueberry all over and with little chuncks of each of fruit is an added bonus. I would really recommend making these, they are very simple and full of flavour.

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