Frozen Yogurt & Berry Pops and Frozen Yogurt Bark

by Meri on July 13, 2014

DSC_1208

 

90 degrees all month…it’s hot here and I’m not a big fan of hot anymore. When I was young I thrived in hot weather and could play outside all day with just a quick run through the sprinklers to cool me off. Now…I. just. don’t. like. it. My kids even struggle with the heat making it hard to get during the day, especially since Poppie broke her foot and can’t enjoy the pool for a few weeks. 

I have ice on my mind, day dreaming about cool icy treats so I started to scour Pinterest for anything I can make in the freezer. I ran into Greatists 31 Healthy Snacks which inspired me to make a couple of icy treats for my family. They were a great success! We’ve made smoothie pops before but we enjoyed the big chunky pieces of fruit falling off the end of the pops in this version. The kids were quite excited yelling, “I got a strawberry!” “Ooooh…I found a blueberry”. Who knew it would provide a fun fruit seek and find game. 

I always love finding ways to make a healthy treat with fruits and limited sugar. I’m all about a chocolate chip cookie too but it’s nice to have something sweet and still get some nutritional value from it. 

Just a side note…I don’t profess to be a food photographer. I aim to have a picture that looks appetizing but don’t see myself joining the ranks of those amazing photographers. For example…I told Poppie, my assistant for this shoot, to hold the Pop while I changed some stuff around. She took a huge lick from bottom to top. If you look close enough you’ll see that wet lick right down the center of the pop. Hey…it makes it more real! 

I made very slight changes to the original recipes so you can see mine below or go to the original post above. Enjoy!

DSC_1244  

Frozen Yogurt Fruit Pops

Print

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  2. 2 tablespoons milk (just enough to thin it out)
  3. 4 frozen strawberries, sliced thin
  4. 20 frozen blueberries
Instructions
  1. Mix yogurt and milk in small bowl
  2. Place strawberry slices at the end of your popsicle mold
  3. Pour the yogurt mixture half way
  4. Place in freezer for about 20 minutes until it starts to harden
  5. Add blueberries and fill yogurt to the top of the mold
  6. Place in your sticks and freeze overnight
Notes
  1. You can use as much or as little fruit as you want!
Adapted from www.gilltypleasure.com
3 Tomatoes http://3tomatoes.net/

Frozen Yogurt and Fruit Bark

Print

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  2. 2 tablespoons milk (just to thin it out a bit)
  3. 6 frozen strawberries, roughly chopped
  4. 20 frozen blueberries, roughly chopped
  5. 8 to 10 pistachios, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Line a 9 x 9 pan with foil
  2. Place aside about 2 tablespoons of the strawberry, blueberry and pistachios for the top.
  3. Mix the remainder of the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl
  4. Spread the mixture into the pan evenly
  5. Sprinkle the top with the reserved fruit and pistachios
  6. Place in the freezer overnight
  7. Let stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes, cut into squares
  8. Wrap each square in foil and store in the freezer
Adapted from Greatist.com
Adapted from Greatist.com
3 Tomatoes http://3tomatoes.net/

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Rose July 14, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Yum! What a great idea!

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: