Ahhh… summer. In my household during the summer, we go through ice cream and popsicles like water. A few weeks ago I set out to create homemade popsicles and according to the household census: I’ve succeeded.
While in Greece, Ivi or Amita peach juice is one of my favorite splurges. I’ve used peach juice here but If you can’t find peach juice, orange juice will work although it will change the flavor a little. Substitute ½ of the strawberries with ½ cup frozen peaches to get that peach flavor incorporated. Refreshing mint is a tasty addition to these frozen pops and a little honey adds just enough sweetness. Using Greek yogurt creates thick protein-packed rich and creamy popsicles.
The biggest challenge in making these pops is finding space in the freezer for the pan of popsicles to chill. Rearrange everything, get rid of old stuff that you probably won’t ever use anyway and make way for that little tray of little cups. These popsicles are worth it!
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup peach juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 – 3 tablespoons honey
¼ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
Plastic or paper cups
Aluminum foil, cut into small squares (Cut a small slit in the center of the aluminum foil square.)
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into small plastic or paper cups, about 3/4 full. Place small aluminum squares over the top of the cup. Insert popsicle stick through the small slit and wrap the aluminum foil around the sides of the cup.
Place the cups on a small cookie sheet and place the sheet in the freezer. Freeze for 4-5 hours or over night. When ready to eat, loosen the cup by running under water for 30 seconds – 1 minute.
©2014 by Alexandra Salidas Roll, Figs & Feta, LLC.
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