Sunday, June 14, 2015

Summer of Popsicles + Strawberry-Lemon Yogurt Pops

This weekend it was hot enough for the boys to complain about the heat...and request ice cream. For us fog-loving central coasters, that just means it was over 65 degrees. 

D had spied these popsicles - Bar Gelato by Naia - when we were at Whole Foods earlier, so, naturally, he asked if we could go back for them. Since we're huge fans of Gelateria Naia, I agreed. We tried the Blood Orange Sorbetto, Burnt Caramel, and Tangelo Sorbetto. I definitely want to try the Blue Bottle Coffee one.

Though we loved them, they are pricey. Really pricey. I decided that we would decree this the Summer of Popsicles and get some molds. While I adore my gelato maker, I'm trying to cut back on our sugar intake.

These were made with fruit that was on the verge of spoiling, lemon juice, and plain yogurt. No sugar! Success.

Ingredients makes 6 small popsicles

  • 1-1/2 C strawberries, destemmed
  • zest from 1 organic lemon
  • juice from 1 organic lemon
  • 1/4 C plain yogurt

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and create a smooth puree. Pour the puree into the molds and freeze according to instructions. Mine needed to freeze for at least 6 hours.

How have I survived this long without popsicle molds? This former divemaster loves this Zoku Fish Pop mold.* There's a shark, a whale, a puffer, a clownfish, an octopus, and a diver.

*If you can’t find Zoku popsicle molds locally, you can order from Amazon. I've included an affiliate link above. If you are uncomfortable using the link, feel free to go to amazon and search "Zoku fish" on your own!

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