Friday, May 4, 2012

Raspberry And Yogurt Pops

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is a simple treat that is nice to have in the roster when you are trying to provide healthier alternatives for family snacks and desserts. While I've provided a recipe, it is meant only as a guide and I hope you will come up with fruit and yogurt combinations of your own. I made these bars for Bob when he was first released from the hospital. He liked the icy flavor of the frozen berries and I liked the bit of protein I could sneak into his diet with the yogurt. The pops have since become a favorite of his, so I'm currently trying to recreate Dreamsicles, a childhood favorite we both loved. They cost all of a nickel when we were kids, and I remember sitting on the curb on hot Chicago nights waiting for the ice cream truck to roll by. Back then, the Good Humor Man was the most popular guy in town and I am, to this day, amazed that families were raised on the income earned from those trucks. If I have any luck with my Dreamsicle experiments, I'll let you know. In the meantime, here the recipe for today's fruit and yogurt pops.

Raspberry and Yogurt Pops...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

3 cups raspberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons superfine sugar
1/3 cup superfine sugar
1 1/2 cups full-fat yogurt

1) Add raspberries, lemon juice and 3 tablespoons sugar to a blender and puree. Strain through a fine sieve and pour an equal quantity into  bottom of each of 10  popsicle molds. Freeze for 1 hour before proceeding.
2) Add sugar and yogurt to a blender jar and pulse to combine. Spoon or pour on top of raspberries already in popsicle molds. Freeze for about an hour before inserting insert sticks. Return to freezer for at least 3 hours before serving. Run warm water over sides of molds to release popsicles. Yield: 10 servings.

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Tanna said...

Evan and I just had the nickel treat conversation earlier this week!! Mine was a banana or a Three Muskateers candy bar... each were a nickel from the the little grocery on the way home from school. =) this raspberry and yogurt combination sounds yummy! blessings ~ tanna

mia xara said...

The pops look delicious,Mary!They're sure to impress kids of all ages!Have a great weekend!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Well, I cannot WAIT for the Dreamsicles, they were my favorite. I had sharp little ears and could hear the Good Humor man maybe a mile away. I remember when all the bars were a nickel. One hot evening we were all in the basement making homemade ice-cream, taking turns cranking the churn. I heard the ice -cream truck and would not stop begging till they gave me the money for it!

turmericnspice said...

This is perfect for summer !! I love this simple no fuss recipe . I love Chicago :)) and we do get ice cream trucks but mostly in parks not near residential locations anymore. We miss the small pleasure that life has to offer .

J.Rylie.C said...

Sooo yummy! Happy Pink Saturday!

My Pink, I am also inviting you to link up with my color Connection meme.

Ana said...

A simple, healthy, protein rich dessert. Is there such a thing? Apparently, yes. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It will be the perfect dessert for me now that I have undertaken a long and serious dieting endeavor. Sixty pounds lost so far...

Lynn said...

I'll bet these are great! I just picked up an old set of Tupperware Popsicle molds at the thrift store:@)

Anonymous said...

Que buenos estos helados!!! Me cojo uno!!!
Nice day!

bj said...

Hi, Mary...these look sooo good. I wonder if they would work,using Splenda?

Chubskulit Rose said...

Looks delicious!!

My Pink, have a great weekend!

Spice up the Curry said...

Popsicle looks awesome

Decor To Adore said...

Oh yum!

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Joanne said...

Mmm I remember (and love) Dreamsicles, but I think I like this combination even more! Raspberries are definitely a favorite of mine.


This looks so yummy and summery.

Josie said...

Oh, I am so trying these. They are gorgeous, PINK, and my kiddo is going to literally eat them up. Thanks Mary!

Stephanie said...

Great idea! I love a healthy treat like this.

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