One of my favorite things to make for the kids is homemade popsicles. They are super simple to make and you can control your ingredients. For my Strawberry-Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles, I used fresh strawberries that came from a farmer at the Hillsborough Farmers Market in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Then I added some Driscoll’s blueberries and of course- Cabot Vanilla Greek Yogurt. I have to say, our refrigerator is not complete unless I am fully stocked up on Cabot Vanilla Greek Yogurt. Make sure you visit Driscoll’s Berries website for some pretty yummy fruit recipes. Our son, Mason helped me pour the popsicle mixture into the molds and put the wooden sticks in- which is why they are not all perfect. But, that’s part of what makes them homemade.When I purchase freshly picked berries at our local farmers market- I place the containers of berries right in a cooler full of ice. This helps keep them very fresh in the hot summer sun. As soon as I get the fruit home, I process it. For me, that means placing the berries in a metal colander, rinsing it with cold water to remove any sand (sometimes strawberries have some sand on them from growing in the fields) and let drip dry. I cut the tops off of strawberries and place them in freezer Ziploc bags. I put all of my fruit and berries right away into the freezer. This helps keep them the freshest they can be. I am able to use it later for homemade jam, fruit popsicles, berry toppings for cakes and more.
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 cups strawberries
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup Cabot Vanilla Greek yogurt
- In a blender or food processor, puree all the ingredients until smooth. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds. Cover and insert the wood craft sticks. Freeze until firm. When they are fully frozen, run the bottom of the mold under warm water to easily remove the ice pops. Eat immediately or put into freezer-safe bags to enjoy later.