Very Berry Yogurt Pops!

Happy Friday and welcome back!

It’s almost the Fourth of July, and as such, I wanted to make this week’s recipe was something that you could easily whip together for any BBQ celebrations you may be having over the long weekend.  I wanted to incorporate the colors red, white and blue into this recipe to be patriotic and add a fun twist, and came up with Very Berry Yogurt Pops!

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These pops are a delicious and refreshing blend of raspberries, blueberries and non-fat Greek yogurt.  As you can see, they turned out a bit more pink than expected.  We can just attribute that to the fact that America is a melting pot, jut like these raspberries and yogurt are…

Below you will find the ingredients that you will need for this tasty treat.

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Ingredients:

1 Cup fresh raspberries

1 Cup fresh blueberries

1 Cup non-fat Greek yogurt

3 Tbsp. honey

1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Again, I really wanted to make something that was light, refreshing and easy to mix together.  That being said, there are only four steps to making these berry pops:

1.) In a large bowl, smash the raspberries and blueberries with the back of a fork. (If you are not trying to go for the pink theme, I would recommend only lightly smashing the raspberries.)

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2.) Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

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3.) Pour the mixture into your ice-pop molds and lightly tap the mold on the counter to remove air bubbles.  You want the mixture to be almost to the top so that the stick/handle is flush against the yogurt.  Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.  Insert the handles (or wooden popsicle sticks) into each pop, then freeze for at least 2 more hours.

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4.) When you are ready to serve, take a bowl of warm, not hot, water and immerse the mold into it for 20-30 seconds.  It should loosen the pops up just enough for you to be able to pull them out.  If you are struggling to get them out, try putting the mold back in the water for another 10-20 seconds and try again until the pops come out.

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I made mine before I went to bed and let them freeze overnight.  That way they were ready for the devouring the next morning. (Aren’t we all. Rarr.)

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These are great, kid friendly treats that you can make any day of the week, or for weekend BBQs.  If you want to make them more adult friendly, you could always try adding a bit of coconut rum to the mixture before you pour the pops.  Think of it as a healthy, more adult version of jello shots.  I would recommend selecting a different colored popsicle stick, mold handle, or type of fruit for those, so you don’t accidently give the kids at the BBQ the wrong ones.  I hear that’s frowned upon.

Either way, I hope y’all have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July! Thank you very much to the men and women fighting to keep us safe, as well as their families.  You are much appreciated.

As always, thank you for stopping by and cooking with me on Stark Naked Cooking! I hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to seeing you next Friday for our next recipe!

Buen provecho!

-V

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