Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Patriotic Yogurt Pops

Let's hear it for the red, white and blue with these Patriotic Yogurt Pops.  With a few simple ingredients, you can make these fun pops any time but especially festive for July 4th.

Patriotic Yogurt Pops | Cooking on the Front Burner #popsicles #berries #july4th

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Summer is here, kids are out of school and cool treats are a must!  When I was a kid back in the day (not saying which day though!)  popsicles were one treat that we were allowed to have almost every day.  I remember my mom buying twin pops and cracking them in half for us to share.  Cherry was my favorite and I loved that I would get ruby red lips!

Lately lots of popsicles have been popping up all over the web and I thought I would try my hand making some using yogurt and fresh fruit.  And since I felt like putzing a bit I decided to go with layers for a fun look!

Patriotic Yogurt Pops

by Deb Attinella
Makes 6 popsicles


Ingredients
    Red Layer
    • 6 oz fresh raspberries
    • 2 T honey
    • 2 T water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
    White Layer
    • 1/2 cup yogurt
    • 1 tsp coconut extract
    Blue layer
    • 6 oz blueberries
    • 1/2 cup yogurt
    • 1 1/2 tsp honey
    Instructions
    1. For the red layer in a food processor combine all the ingredients and process until smooth.
    2. Place mixture in a mesh sieve and press liquid into a bowl and discard seeds
    3. Place mixture in popsicle mold (about 1/3 way up)
    4. Place sticks in and freeze until firm (about 2 hours)
    5. For white layer combine the yogurt and coconut extract
    6. Place mixture over red layer and freeze until firm (about 2 hours)
    7. For blue layer combine blueberries, yogurt and honey in food processor and process until smooth
    8. Place mixture over white layer and freeze well (about 8 hours or overnight)
    9. To remove from molds, dip in warm water until they become loose
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    Depending on how big your molds are, you might have some mixture left over.  I did, so I mixed it all together with some ice and had an instant smoothie!  No wasting here.

    We really loved how the fruit flavors came through - refreshing and not too sweet!

    Patriotic Yogurt Pops | Cooking on the Front Burner #popsicles #july4th

    How are you keeping cool this summer??? 

    Patriotic Yogurt Pops | Cooking on the Front Burner #popsicles #berries

    You might be wanting to make a batch soon!  And I think it would be fine to have one every day!



    19 comments:

    1. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

      Hi Deb! Thanks so much for coming by and taking the time to leave a comment! I appreciate every one of them.
      Your patriotic pops look yummy! My kids would LOVE these.
      Thanks so much for sharing!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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    2. Yes, these kinds of treats are a must for summer... or I'd even make them all year round! Love this recipe with the yogurt... and honey!

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    3. Oh man these yogurt pops look amazing! Perfect for summer!!!

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    4. These look fun! Great idea to layer them!

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    5. I remember the twin pops from when I was a kid too. Your popsicle look yummy. I love the layer look.

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    6. I loved those twin pops. We all fought over who would get the red ones:D These yogurt pops look delicious! I love that they are full of good ingredients. I definitely need popsicle molds!

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    7. I was literally just planning out yesterday what type of pops I was going to make this weekend! With all this warm weather, it must be on all of our minds! Your's looks fantastic! Love the 3 different layers!!

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    8. These yogurt pops look fantastic Deb - I love all the pretty and festive layers! So fun and perfect for summer!

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    9. Deb, these are so adorable and look so delicious! I keep saying it -- I need popsicle molds!

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    10. These look adorable! Love the color combo hehehe <3

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    11. These are so cute and yummy! Love the festive touch :)

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    12. These look so delicious! I love yogurt pops! Pinned to save.

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    13. Perfect for Summer! Cherry was my favorite too! :)

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    14. These look amazing, and I just love to make healthy pops with fruit and yogurt. Pinned!

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    15. This looks soo good, perfect for summer! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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    16. These are the BEST! Featuring them this Saturday on SNF :)

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    17. Yummy!! Those are so beautiful Deb, and I bet even more delicious than they look. :)

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    18. Not only a great recipe Deb but pretty too! :)

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    19. These are like the perfect red, white & blue pops! I love the flavors and the healthy ingredients...and they turned out so pretty!!

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