Firecracker Ice Pops

Every now and then I like to make my 3.5 year old son homemade Popsicles. I found this recipe and saw that it only had 4 ingredients, so it doesn’t get much easier than that. Liam helped me, sampling the strawberry puree, then the blueberry, and then the yogurt. He gave it all 2 thumbs up, so I proceeded with the recipe. My popsicle molds only make 4 popsicles (what’s up with that?), so we had some of the mixtures left over. Which was great! I gave us each a big dollop of the yogurt in a bowl, topped with the berry purees. These were really good- Liam ate 2 of them today! **That’s his hand in the picture- he was tired of me taking pictures of his popsicle!

rating: 9

Firecracker Ice Pops
(Everyday Food, July/Aug. 2010)

Ingredients:

1/2 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered (1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup sugar, divided
1/2 pound blueberries (1 1/2 cups)
1 1/4 cups low-fat plain yogurt (we used full fat)

Directions:

In a food processor, puree strawberries with 1 tablespoon sugar.  Transfer to a small bowl. In processor, puree blueberries with 1 tablespoon sugar. In another small bowl, whisk together yogurt and 2 tablespoons sugar. Pour the three mixtures, alternating, into ten 3-ounce ice-pop molds, making 3 to 5 layers each.  With a skewer or thin bladed knife, swirl mixtures together in an up-and-down motion.  Insert ice-pop sticks and freeze until solid, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Makes 10.

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