Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Strawberry and Yogurt "Smoothie" Pops

I love popsicles made with my Zoku popsicle maker -- and, this is an easy and super fast recipe -- Strawberry and Yogurt Smoothie Popsicle. Now that strawberry season is coming to a close in New York and Long Island, grab a quart at the farmers market and whip up a batch. 
Locavore Strawberry and Yogurt Popsicles (photo: Lexi Van de Walle) 

On a hot day, these are great for breakfast with a dollop of yogurt, cut strawberries and a sprig of fresh mint from the garden or a delicious and healthy treat after camp for kids.  

Locavore Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle and Mint 

Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie Popsicles

Makes 9 pops

1 pint low-fat milk
1/2 quart of strawberries, cleaned cut into quarters 
1 cup plain Greek yogurt  

2 strawberries, sliced thin 
Honey (optional)

Add milk, strawberries and yogurt to a blender. Blend. The ideal consistency for the Zoku or any other popsicle maker should  be a pourable liquid similar to a smoothie. Taste and add honey a little at a time, if desired, for a sweeter pop.  Fill popsicle molds -- start by placing fresh slices of strawberries on the outside wall of the mold for a decorative touch, then pour the smoothie into the mold according to the manufacturers  instructions.

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