May 9, 2011

Fruity Yogurt Freezer Pops

I'm going to be experimenting with freezer pops and ice cream quite a bit over the summer because my daughter constantly asks for both. I sometimes get lucky and find Rice Dream or Almond Bites (her favorite!) at the salvage grocery store, but I cannot afford either at the regular grocery. So, for those times that I'm not so lucky, I need a quick fix to replace her daily question, "How 'bout some ice cream, Momma?"
This is my first attempt, and I think it turned out pretty nicely, but I really want to try something with chocolate, and maybe some tofu in it, so I can dose her with extra protein while she snacks.

10 large strawberries
1/2 cup orange juice
1 banana
1 6-ounce cup vanilla or strawberry yogurt (soy yogurt is fine)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup agave nectar
  • Whirl all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. 
  • Pour into preferred freezer pop vehicle. If you have nothing available, an ice tray with plastic baby spoons or straws works great.
  • Allow to freeze overnight. 
  • Makes about 6 servings, dependent on the type of pops you're using.
  • Enjoy! 
NUTRITIONAL INFO (per serving):
Calories: 100.6 / Total Fat: 0.6g (Saturated Fat: 0.3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g) / Cholesterol: 1.7mg / Sodium: 24.1mg / Potassium: 167.6mg / Total Carbohydrates: 22.2g (Dietary Fiber: 1.2g, Sugar: 19.1g) / Protein: 2.0g


    MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

    Ooo I love these kinds of recipes! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to see what you come up with for the chocolate and tofu!

    Milaxx said...

    I made an even easier strawberry popsicles. Whole Foods had berries on sale that were insanely sweet. So a cup of berries, a cup of watermelon & just a teaspoon of water to get things going and I had the sweetest, best tasting popsicles ever with no chemicals or added sweeteners. For a creamy texture a bit of greek yogurt would have been spot on.

    Janna Renee said...

    these will be perfect for summer!!