DIY: Yogurt Pops

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Not only is September just around the corner, but this summer is my last summer before my little guy starts kindergarten. So, I’m trying to squeeze in some fun activities with Branden that will create special memories. There are some things that we do as a family like hanging out at Union Square Park or bike riding in Central Park that have created some awesome memories this summer, but then there are some special things that I like to do with Branden one on one. Some of our favorites are cuddling in bed at night and reading a book together, going to the Museum of Natural History, playing “Go Fish,” and cooking.

Since Branden loves to be my little helper in the kitchen AND I am working towards shedding a few pounds, we decided to make these guilt free, super healthy, do-it-yourself yogurt pops and share our cooking adventure with you all! I have become sort of a nutrition information freak lately and would much rather make my own snacks, meals, pastries, etc.. and have control over the ingredients going in them, rather than purchasing items filled with sugar and preservatives. (Especially when extra time in the kitchen means spending it with my little guy!)

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DIY Yogurt Pops

Ingredients:

  • Plain yogurt
  • Agave Nectar
  • Your favorite fruit (fresh or frozen)

As always, I eye-ball how much I need of each ingredient and used the “taste test” approach when whipping these up! Also, I ordered our popsicle molds off of Amazon, but you can find them pretty much anywhere kitchen stuff is sold, and the sizes vary.100_0921

  1. In either a blender or a large mixing bowl, mix together 3/4 of your quantity of fruit (we used frozen raspberries, thawed first) with enough plain yogurt to fill most of your pops.
  2. Add the agave nectar to sweeten to taste.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, mix the rest of your fruit, and again, sweeten to taste.
  4. Pour your yogurt/fruit mixture into your popsicle molds and fill 3/4 of the way. Let that settle for a minute or two.
  5. Add the sweetened fruit mixture as a topping to fill up the rest of your popsicles.
  6. Close ’em up and freeze them for about 8 hours and enjoy!

What are your favorite DIY summer treats? Comment below! (About either the pops or about one’s darling baby starting kindergarten!!!!)

Fashionably Yours,

Allison

Comments

  1. Reading this reminds me of my own mother making pops by freezing fruit juice in aluminum molds. I wonder if there is anyone from that generation that DIDN’T get their tongue stuck when licking the mold right out of the freezer.

    • Allison Cooper says:

      I can only imagine! I can just picture you guys as kids and Mema putting those together. Sounds yummy though, I would totally make some homeade juice and fill up the molds!

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