Friday, July 20, 2012

NomNom: Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

When I think of summer fruits, my mind turns to watermelon, cherries, and strawberries. Lately I've been on a strawberry kick and have been eating them as is or cooking them in recipes I've come across, particularly this one that involved these fruits to turn into popsicles. With the summer heat wave we've been experiencing recently on the East coast, what better way to cool down from the scorching temperatures then with refreshing popsicles? 

By the way, this was my first time making popsicles and I can't even believe to tell you how easy they are to make. High five for easy snacks.

Mixing yogurt gives the popsicles a creamy, smooth taste. Smooth like butter.

Whether you stay indoors or brave the hot weather outdoors this weekend, I hope it's a great one. Oh, and don't forget to include these popsicles into your summer rotation;)

Btw, please check out the Washingtonian article I (along with other fashion bloggers) was featured on yesterday regarding summer outfit ideas HERE!

Have a great weekend.

Ingredients (Recipe adapted from Yields: 6
1 pint strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
6-8 ounces (about 1 cup) Greek yogurt

1. Combine the strawberries and sugar in a small bowl. Let stand about 20 minutes to macerate the fruit, stirring occasionally. The fruit will soften and become syrupy.

2. Pour the strawberries and syrup into a food processor or blender. Add the lemon juice and pulse a few times until the fruit is pureed.

3. Stir the yogurt into the strawberry mixture until combined. Pour into molds and freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight. To remove, run hot water over the outside of the mold until you can gently pull the popsicle out.

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