Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cool Treats

By DeDe Hausmann from Winners Drink Milk

Well let’s talk about cool treats.  We have been having one heck of a hot summer and everyone is trying to stay cool.  What better way than to have a nice cold, yet healthy, treat?!?!   

There are many ways to prepare cold treats like popsicles and what a great way for the kiddos to get involved.  My personal favorite is putting the containers of whipped yogurt into the freezer for a treat!!  They, and you, are going to love these recipes below. Enjoy!!

Yogurt Mango Pops

1 cup Low-Fat Vanills Greek Yogurt
1 c chopped fresh or frozen mangos 
1 tsp fresh lemon juice 
3-5 Tbsp honey 

Purée yogurt, mangos, lemon juice and honey in food processor until smooth. 
Transfer mixture to freezer-pop molds, leaving about 1-inch of space at the top. Freeze until completely firm, about 6 hours. 

To unmold, dip mold briefly in hot water. If you don’t have freezer pop molds, use small paper cups. After filling, place a sheet of plastic wrap over top, cut a slit in center and add a popsicle stick.

Strawberry Lemonade Yogurt Ice Pops

1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate 
2 cups cold water 
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 (16 ounce) package frozen sliced strawberries 

In a large pitcher, stir together the lemonade concentrate, water and yogurt. Place strawberries into the container of a blender, and puree until smooth. Pour in some of the lemonade if necessary to facilitate blending. Stir strawberry puree into the lemonade. Pour into molds, and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. 

Orange Cream Popsicles

6 ounce can orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 cups vanilla yogurt
2 tsp vanilla extract
Popsicle molds OR 3 ounce cups and craft sticks
Stir all ingredients together until smooth.  Pour mixture into popsicle molds or paper cups.  Insert sticks and freeze.

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