Friday, May 15, 2009

Strawberry-Yogurt Sm♥♥thie P♥ps YUM! YUM!

Photo courtesy of Woman's Day Magazine


    1 lb strawberries, hulled
    1⁄3 cup plus 1⁄4 cup sugar, preferably superfine
    2 tsp lemon juice
    2 cups vanilla yogurt

    You’ll also need:
    2 large plastic squeeze bottles,
    10 pop molds (1⁄2-cup capacity)

1. Place strawberries, 1⁄3 cup sugar and lemon juice in blender; purée 3 minutes. Pour into a large plastic squeeze bottle and screw on bottle top.

2. In a medium bowl, stir remaining 1⁄4 cup sugar into yogurt until sugar is dissolved. Pour into the second squeeze bottle and screw on bottle top.

3. Fill each pop mold with strawberry and yogurt mixtures, alternately squeezing or spooning the mixtures into each mold to create a swirled pattern. Place tops on molds; insert wooden sticks. Freeze at least 6 hours until solidly frozen.

4. Remove molds from freezer. Soften slightly at room temperature, about 5 minutes (or dip molds in warm water a few seconds). Remove pops from molds. Serve immediately, or wrap pops separately in plastic wrap, then store in freezer bag or container.

Tip: Large squeeze bottles (2-cup capacity) are available in crafts stores and baking supply stores, sometimes labeled for candy-making. To easily unmold the pops, use a pair of pliers to grip the sticks and gently pull out pops.

These are really, really GOOD and HEALTHY and LOW CALORIE and YUMMY! Who cares if you're watching your weight...or not...lick for lick and slurp for slurp, these are winners hands down! My kids are always telling me to feed the grandchildren healthy. Well, now I can make the parents happy and the kids happy and me happy because I ♥ to putter in the kitchen!

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^..^Corgidogmama said...

Hi Mimi,
I just sent this link to my daughter in Chapel Hill. We picked strawberries this week before I came back home to Indiana, and she was wondering what to do with them all!
I almost chose this background for my blog as well! It's darn cute.

April said...

Oh! These look divine! I usually just throw everything into the blender together, and get cute pink pops (we ate some tonight out on the deck!). I love the idea of doing the swirl...looks so pretty! Glad my Mom forwarded your cute!