Strawberry-Yogurt Swirl Popsicles

Kids and popsicles pretty much go hand in hand. Truth be told here in Florida, the second you walk outside, you get instant meltage with the color staining dye. So my tip to solve the problem of staining the clothes….do the white trash thing and send your kids out on the front porch, in their undies, let the popsicle drip on them and then hose em down with the garden hose! Oh yeah!!! WHITE TRASH indeed!
Go ahead and take a gander at the ingredient list on the back of some popsilces in your freezer. EEEKKKK.
Now that summer is almost over for you lucky ducks up North, hurry up and make these. I assure you your kids will love them.
STRAWBERRY-YOGURT SWIRL POPS
1 lb strawberries, hulled
1⁄3 cup plus 1⁄4 cup sugar, preferably superfine
2 tsp lemon juice
2 cups vanilla yogurt
You’ll also need:
2 large plastic squeeze bottles,
10 pop molds (1⁄2-cup capacity)
PREPARATION
1. Place strawberries, 1⁄3 cup sugar and lemon juice in blender; purée 3 minutes. Pour into a large plastic squeeze bottle and screw on bottle top.
2. In a medium bowl, stir remaining 1⁄4 cup sugar into yogurt until sugar is dissolved. Pour into the second squeeze bottle and screw on bottle top.
3. Fill each pop mold with strawberry and yogurt mixtures, alternately squeezing or spooning the mixtures into each mold to create a swirled pattern. Place tops on molds; insert wooden sticks. Freeze at least 6 hours until solidly frozen.
4. Remove molds from freezer. Soften slightly at room temperature, about 5 minutes (or dip molds in warm water a few seconds). Remove pops from molds. Serve immediately, or wrap pops separately in plastic wrap, then store in freezer bag or container.
Tip: Large squeeze bottles (2-cup capacity) are available in crafts stores and baking supply stores, sometimes labeled for candy-making. To easily unmold the pops, use a pair of pliers to grip the sticks and gently pull out pops.
****I didnt have any squeeze bottles, so I used 2 heavy duty zip lock bags and snipped the corners.
Also, I can NEVER find superfine sugar, so you can just process it in the food processor for about 30 seconds, just be sure to let the sugar dust settle before you take the lid off your food processor.
Recipe from Womans Day(I think, or one of those other “family” magazines)

Comments

  1. 1

    Now that's a treat I may have a hard time sharing with my kids! ;)

  2. 2

    girl where have you been on Twitter? I was talking to you and the last twit you did was like year 1901?
    I just bought some of these popsicle thingees, now that summer is almost over–smart I know.
    But I'm making fudge-sicles oh yeah with maybe a bit of cream cheese.

  3. 3
    VeggieGirl says:

    Kids + popsicles + summertime fun = all go together :)

    Gorgeous pops!!

  4. 4
    Chow and Chatter says:

    these are great oh and I love the idea of hosing them down he he

  5. 5
    Me and My Pink Mixer says:

    Wow – what pretty popsicles! Now I just need to find those cute molds.

  6. 6

    I want these for myself! These pops look so cool and delicious, Leslie.

  7. 7
    angelia mcgowan says:

    I'll just keep those for myself, yummy, my son doesn't like sweet thing yet anyway, except for chocolate

  8. 8

    Wow, the swirl popsicles look so good!

  9. 9

    Those look awesome! I am definitely going to try.

  10. 10

    This is really cool. I used to like those creamsicles when I was little… I can only imagine how much junk when into those, don't think I ever looked at the box as a kid, but I know these are much healthier, and prettier :)!

  11. 11
    Troy and Rachel says:

    I'll def be making these, I love home made Popsicles.

  12. 12

    I used to love those fake colour ones =D. However, these look so much better, and healthier! Sounds good to me!

  13. 13

    I love homemade popsicles. Nice photos too. And oh my, I hate the heat.

  14. 14
    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" says:

    Very cool! I just got 3 of those kids of molds, and I LOVE them! Wish I had more. =)

  15. 15

    ye swirl popsicles looks soo pretty!! thinking of giving a surprise for my younger daughter by making some of these! :) shes a huge fan and m sure she will hug me for this! :) thanx for sharing!
    cheers!

  16. 16

    ye swirl popsicles looks soo pretty!! thinking of giving a surprise for my younger daughter by making some of these! :) shes a huge fan and m sure she will hug me for this! :) thanx for sharing!
    cheers!

  17. 17
    noble pig says:

    Those turned out sooo cute!

  18. 18

    Oh my god! I am laughing and telling hubby about the white trash-eat on the porch thing you just said…you are a true hoot, and a hollar in my book!

    Those look good, and I remember tupperware ice cream pop thingees…somewhere in the storage…if I do not come out, please send in the pop squad to save me :)

  19. 19

    those are so pretty.

  20. 20

    I love the white trash part, as that's exactly what I'd do!
    These look GREAT! Love it.

  21. 21
    TheKitchenWitch says:

    I'm going to make this for my girls! They looks so pretty!

  22. 22

    these are full of win, leslie–tasty, healthy, AND gorgeous. you don't have to be a kid to appreciate them! :)

  23. 23
    The Blonde Duck says:

    Those look great!!!

  24. 24

    it's no fair that the kids get to sit out in their undies eating popsicles when it's what i want to do too lol! this looks like a great way to get through a hot summer day!

  25. 25

    These look so good! From one Florida girl to another, thank you for posting recipes like this! I am always look for foods/drinks that help to cool down!

    Can't wait to try this recipe!

  26. 26
    Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer says:

    These look (and sound) fabulous :D.

  27. 27
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    What do you mean kids and popsicles go hand in hand?! Just kids? I have to admit, I eat yogurt popsicles almost everyday during the summer. Yours are so cute, love the marbeling/layering effect!

  28. 28

    Delicious popsicles, Leslie! And your idea of using a hose is priceless!

  29. 29

    Those are much prettier and yummier, I'm sure than the ice cream truck's popsicles!

    Because I'm Puerto Rican would we be ghetto then? LOL! You're a riot!
    ~ingrid

  30. 30

    Those look so refreshing! I remember being a kid and my mother would wash our hair in the kiddie pool in the driveway, how is that for WT!? :)

  31. 31
    pigpigscorner says:

    The swirls are so pretty!

  32. 32

    Those sound amazing – and healthy!

  33. 33
    WizzyTheStick says:

    oh yum, I make pops all the time. Our favourite blend here is with passion fruit juice and whatever fruits I have on hand; grapes strawberries, bananas, pineapple depends on what's in season. The adult ones are spiked with alcohol. Wow can you imagine the stir we'd cause if DH and I sat out in our underwear with our margarita watermelon pops :-) "Officer the hungry house wife suggested it."
    "Ma'm keep your hands out in front of you and step away from the pops." :-)

  34. 34

    super duper cute!

  35. 35

    My mom used to make these for us.. although yours look way cooler!