Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Blueberry-peach yogurt popsicles

I'm working to refine my popsicle-making technique. In my last batch, I was left licking a bar of plain yogurt with some fruit chunks scattered throughout. Eh. I could use flavored yogurt, but I want these to be as low in refined sugar as possible. (A couple of people commented on my last post and mentioned agave nectar. I'm still on the lookout because none of the stores I visited carried any.) A squirt of honey made my second batch a bit closer to what I wanted, but it still wasn't perfect.

I pondered. I reflected. I scratched my noggin.

Then, it appeared to me as if in a vision. Drag out that handy dandy food processor and work it! Last go-around, I just chopped my fruit into pieces and mixed it with the yogurt. This time, I nearly pulverized the fruit...big difference. This batch of popsicles has been a real treat. Try for yourself sometime!

Blueberry-Peach Yogurt Popsicles (inspired by Tyler Florence's recipe)
1 cup combined blueberries and peaches (I used half a pint of blueberries and two fairly large peaches. It was probably more than 1 cup; I just eyeballed it.)
3 cups yogurt (I used organic plain, but any variety would work.)
juice from 1/2 lime
squirt of honey, to taste (optional)

{Step 1: Cut up peaches and dump in food processor with blueberries. Complicated stuff here. Pulse until you reach a consistency you're pumped up about.}

{Step 2: Move past the sheer repulsiveness of this picture. I ain't no food photographer. Squeeze your lime, add a bit of honey if you want, and pulse a few more times.}

{Step 3: Mix fruit with yogurt. Accidentally wind up with more than 4 cups. Spill fruit on your recently-cleaned counter.}

{Step 4: Pour into molds...or paper cups with craft sticks...and freeze. Eat them as if it's your job and your sole purpose in life. Refill molds as needed, since you'll probably have a lot of mix left over.}

And yes, I'm still eating these for breakfast. It's a fun way to kick off these blisteringly hot days!


  1. Yummy! I'll have to get my husband to make some of these! HaHa...he loves being in the kitchen whipping stuff up so I'm more than happy to let him ;)

  2. Haha...tell him you had his babies so now he owes you some popsicles :)


  3. Oh my goodness! Those look delicious!!!! I need to get one of those homemade Popsicle kits.

  4. Joanna, I think you would LOVE to make your own popsicles! You can find molds just about anywhere this time of year...I got mine at Target. You could continue on your healthy eating plan and still have something fun to eat :) If you give it a shot, let me know how it goes!



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