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.