Fruity Yoghurt Popsicles

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Summer is just around the corner which means the weather is heating up! The perfect way to cool down on a hot day is with a refreshing popsicle. This past weekend we played around with making our own (relatively) healthy, fruit-filled, yoghurt-based popsicles. We tried three different flavours and loved them all!

We did not measure any of the ingredients and just poured them in to suit our desired proportions! Have a play around with adding different amounts of each of the ingredients until you find a mixture you like!

We used chocolate in two of the popsicles, and whilst it did taste delicious, the cold, frozen chocolate goes a bit slimy and has a weird texture. Don’t include chocolate if you’re wanting to stay away from that!

Mixed Berry & White Chocolate Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • Frozen mixed berries (we used OOB organic mixed berries)
  • Berry yoghurt (we used Margaret River Dairy Company mixed berry yoghurt)
  • Raspberry syrup (we used Torbay Raspberries raspberry syrup)
  • White chocolate (we used Cadbury white baking chocolate)

Method:

  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor (we used the Thermomix) and mix until combined. 
  2. Pour into popsicle mould, adding popsicle sticks and freeze until set.

 

Peach, Apricot & Banana Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • Tinned peaches
  • Tinned apricots
  • Frozen bananas
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla essence

Method:

  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor (we used the Thermomix), reserving some apricots and peaches. Mix until combined.
  2. Pour into popsicle mould (about 4/5 full).
  3. Cut up some chunkier pieces of apricot and peaches (approx. 1cm cubed) and scatter over the yoghurt mixture.
  4. Add popsicle sticks and freeze until set.

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Pear, Cherry & Dark Chocolate Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • Tinned cherries
  • Tinned pears
  • Dark chocolate
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla essence

Method:

  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor (we used the Thermomix), reserving some cherries and pears. Mix until combined.
  2. Pour into popsicle mould (about 4/5 full).
  3. Cut up some chunkier pieces of cherries and pears (approx. 1cm cubed) and scatter over the yoghurt mixture.
  4. Add popsicle sticks and freeze until set.

 

Handy hints

If you don’t have a traditional popsicle mould:

When we wanted to make the popsicles, we could only find a few of the traditional, store-bought popsicle moulds. A brainstorming session whilst cleaning the yard led us to the idea of using plastic containers and putting popsticks in the mixture. We used the Sistema containers (clear with blue tabs) and worked out that a snack-size container (the taller ones) would be perfect for making three popsicles! We simply poured the mixture in, added three evenly spread popsicle sticks (they should stand up straight in the mixture but if not add something that will make the mixture thicker, like bananas) and popped them in the freezer. Once they had set, we ran a sharp knife around the edge of the container and the mixture easily slid out. We then cut up the popsicles and individually wrapped them in alfoil.

For an extra touch:

Dip the popsicles in melted chocolate to cover them. If you mix chocolate with coconut oil, it won’t set as hard and as thick.

To use up extra mixture and fruit juices:

If you have left over mixture, you can pour it into a smaller plastic container or cup and simply eat it with a spoon! Or use left other juices from all the tinned fruit to make juice-based popsicles rather than yohurt-based. We mixed all of the remaining juices together to make the refreshing treats. You will likely need proper popsicle moulds however as single popsicle sticks will not stand up in the liquid.

 

These popsicles are perfect for summer! What’s your favourite way to cool off in the summer months?

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