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Want an inside look at how my brain works? Well... Last week on Facebook I asked my fans for summer kid snack ideas, which inspired me to create my Kid-Friendly Trail Mix. It also gave me the idea of freezing yogurt. One fan commented that they put yogurt in a piping bag and pipe out dots on wax paper and freeze, creating Fro-Yo Bites. I decided to combine that idea, with my kids love for making homemade popsicles, along with this weekend's Independence Day holiday, and created Red, White & Blueberry Yogurt Pops!
Red, White & Blueberry Yogurt Pops
3 6oz AE Dairy Greek Yogurt containers, vanilla flavor
1 1/2 cups AE Dairy Skim Milk
8 medium-large Strawberries
1 medium Banana
1/2 cup Blueberries
In a blender, mix one container of yogurt with a 1/2 cup of milk. Blend in strawberries til smooth. Pour mixture to the 1/3 line of each mold. Next, blend another container of yogurt with another 1/2 cup of milk. Blend in the banana til smooth and fill molds with the mixture up to the 2/3 line. Lastly, blend the final container of yogurt with the last 1/2 cup of milk. Blend in blueberries til smooth. Fill each mold full. Set popsicle sticks (that have been soaked in warm water for 30 minutes to keep them from floating up in the molds) in each mold. Freeze for at least four hours. Yields 12 popsicles (plus a little extra for immediate sampling).
|What would you caption this photo???|
This is cold...
It is sunny outside...
Mom, stop taking photos, I'm trying to eat
Don't have a popsicle mold? Put the yogurt layers in tall glasses creating a fun and colorful smoothie! No matter how you enjoy this festive treat, you'll love the tangy, yet sweet flavors. Each layer has its own spotlight as you make it through the popsicle. I asked our son LP what his favorite flavor was and his exact words were, "The strawberry, and the banana, and the blueberry." So there you go - it is all good!
Do you have any Red, White & Blue recipes you're going to make this weekend to help celebrate Independence Day? If so, I'd love to hear about them! Be sure to share below and remember to Comment for a Cause!