On a warm summer day, what could be better than delicious Greek Yogurt Blueberry Pops?
Greek Yogurt Blueberry Pops
I can’t say enough about the benefits of eating Greek Yogurt.
If you have been around here for a while then you probably know that I use Greek Yogurt in a lot of my recipes.
Greek Yogurt is certainly my go-to dairy product for so many of my recipes.
I am also a fan of Blueberries because they are not only tasty, they are good for us too.
There is not much more that someone can say about blueberries than what the experts seem to tell us.
The experts tell us that blueberries are one of the healthiest foods that we can eat.
Blueberries are one of the most perfect summer-festive foods around.
The experts say that blueberries have Vitamin C, fiber and manganese- which helps the body process cholesterol,carbohydrates and protein.
Personally, I love that blueberries are in season right now because I can’t get enough of them.
Blueberries are healthy, fresh, wholesome, clean hence, they are the perfect patriotic blue for just about any kind of summer picnic or barbecue.
This recipe is for a frozen blueberry and yogurt treat.
Really, all you really need for this are blueberries and Greek Yogurt. However, I am also adding some natural sweetness beyond what blueberries already give to us. I am adding honey to balance out some of the ‘tartness’ due to what the blueberries may add. You can add honey, Agave or any sugar substitute of your choice. While blueberries are known for being sweet, they also can add a touch of a bitter taste.
There really is no big secret behind freezing Greek Yogurt.
What many people do not know is that Greek Yogurt can be frozen and eaten as a ‘frozen yogurt’. The trick is to freeze the Greek Yogurt for only a couple of hours. Beyond that you risk making a frozen Greek yogurt ice cube- which could probably be used as something else. In this recipe, since we are adding fruit, you can leave the yogurt in the freezer longer.
So, how do you make a perfect frozen Yogurt Blueberry Treat? It is quite easy! YAY for that!
First of all, here are a couple of Tips: You can buy the sticks for this on Amazon..
Another tip, Amazon also has a great variety of molds for frozen treats.
What you will need:
- Blueberries- 2 cups
- Greek Yogurt- 2 cups
- Honey, Agave or other sugar substitute (yes, you could use sugar)- 2 tablespoons
- Ice cube tray, frozen pop tray or disposable cups.
- Sticks- amount depends on the size of your mold
How to make Greek Yogurt and Blueberry frozen treats
- Place your food ingredients into a blender,food processor or Vitamix (what I use)
- Blend until desired consistency is reached.
- Fill each cup halfway with your blend.
- Cover the top of each cup with foil or plastic wrap. Make sure that this is secure enough to hold a stick in place.
- Punch a hole in the foil/wrap and then place your stick into that hole.
- Freeze for 5-6 hours prior to serving