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Friday, September 23, 2011

Strawberry Popsicles

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Homemade popsicle is one of the healthy treat for kids, because it is made from fresh and natural ingredients without the added artificial colouring and flavoring like those selling in the stores. I was inspired by my good friend cherry yogurt popsicles and it gave me a great idea to make some for my son as he often drooling over those popsicles in the store. Making the popsicle at home gives me the freedom to choose the flavour from fresh ingredients like kiwi, strawberry, blueberry, orange & etc. This recipe is so versatile, you can make some tweaks to the recipe by choosing your favourite seasonal fruits, your favourite yogurt and honey too.

strawberry popsicles

I saw some big and red strawberries from US in the grocery store and it makes a good choice for the popsicle. Moreover, strawberry is one of my son’s favourite. Thus, I made it into strawberry yogurt popsicle. Having Greek-Style yogurt in this recipe makes the popsicle creamier and tastier but unfortunately I didn’t manage to find them in the store. Well, save it for the next time and more to come. I have omitted the lemon juice as it is too sourish for our liking. By using the organic raw honey, it gives the popsicle a natural sweetness and a healthier choice compare to syrup or sugar water.

strawberry popsicles

My son just couldn’t wait for the popsicles to set in the freezer and pop them into his mouth. He indeed participated in the making of this popsicles, happily pouring the puree and yogurt in the moulds and started stirring with a skewer. It was a great time spent with him and sharing the popsicles together the next day.

If you would like something cooling, fresh and melt in the mouth for this summer, make some popsicles at home and enjoy the goodness!

strawberry popsicles

Make: 6 - 8 sticks (depending on your popsicle moulds)
Ingredients:

For strawberry puree:
250g strawberries (leaves removed and cut into pieces)
1 tbsp honey (I used Organic Acacia Raw Honey)

For yogurt mixture:
180g (3/4 cup) Plain Yogurt
1/8 cup fresh milk
1 tbsp honey

Methods (for swirled pops):
1. Remove the leaves on the strawberries. Then, gently rinse the strawberries and cut into pieces. Place strawberries in a blender and puree. Pass through a fine sieve into a measuring cup. (You should have 3/4 cup puree). Stir in honey and adjust to taste. Set aside.

2. Pour the yogurt into a bowl. Stir in the milk a little at a time until the yogurt is thinned enough that it can be poured. Then, add in the honey and adjust to taste. Set aside.

3. Pour an inch of yogurt into the popsicle moulds, then an inch of strawberry puree, and repeat until the moulds are filled. Use a chopstick or skewer to gently swirl the liquids together. Then, insert the sticks and close tight. Freeze at least 8 hours or overnight, until the popsicles solidify.

4. When it is ready, take out the popsicles from the freezer. Run the moulds under tap/ warm water and wiggle gently the sticks to free the popsicles from the moulds.

Note:
• Adjust the amount of honey according to your taste.
• Use Greek-style yogurt if you can find in your local hypermarket. The popsicles will be creamer and tastier.
• Use large and red strawberries to produce more sweetness and juiciness.
• Use Organic raw honey for better taste.
• Passing strawberry puree through a fine sieve is to remove the seeds and also make the puree smoother.
• You may use empty yogurt pots if you do not have popsicle moulds, insert the stick after 1 hour of freezing.

8 Comentários:

Anncoo said...

So pretty and good for our hot weather here. I really need this to beat the heat :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

I loved this homemade Popsicle! I like the idea of adding yogurt and the used of honey. Need to bookmark this! Right now the weather is turning cold here.

Food For Tots said...

It's indeed a healthy and delicious treat for the little ones! Great bonding time with the kids too! Ask Sean to make some for Aunty LK and SZ when we meet up next time. ;)

peachkins said...

mouthwatering!

noobcook said...

pretty to look at and totally refreshing for the hot weather. I need one!

Angie's Recipes said...

Tempting colour!

Pam said...

What a delicious and healthful treat!

Mumsgather said...

Wow! I only know how to pour ribena and milo in mine.

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