Saturday, August 23, 2008

"Frutti Tutti" yogurt ice pops

Suck on this!

I had to photograph the ice pops on a slab of ice because these record high temps. melt everything!

There is a new kid on the natural-grocer block in S W Denver called the Sunflower Farmers market and yes if you are familiar with my posts, you guessed right, I am there practically everyday for the inexpensive organic produce! I received $50.00 worth of groceries as a gift on opening day! Thank you Sunflower Farmers market!

They have a slogan "serious food at silly prices" and indeed one can get all these sun ripened organic fruits and vegetables at mere pennies. I am not kidding!

Sunflower is also dedicated to practice what they preach i.e. always attempting to be green and Eco-friendly.

Frutti Tutti yogurt ice pops: makes 4 and 2 smaller plain smoothie pops

Please use organic ingredients whenever possible.

  • 6oz blueberries

  • 1 bottle organic orange juice

  • 1 can peaches in syrup

  • 1/2 cantaloupe

  • about 4 strawberries

  • 1 banana

  • 2 apricots

  • 3 peaches

  • 2 oranges

  • small container vanilla Greek yogurt ( Oikos brand)

  • small container (6oz) Yoplait harvest peach yogurt

  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk

  • 2 t honey

The top and bottom of the pop:

Blend the 6oz blueberries, all the syrup in the can of peaches( only the syrup, save the peaches) and about 4oz of the orange juice and pour just a little into the pop molds as I have done in the picture. Freeze these for about 3 hrs but place the mold on its narrow side at a slight angle in the refrigerator( I used a dish and aluminum foil to keep the molds stable).

The middle part of the pop:

Blend the cantaloupe, the rem. of the peaches in the can, strawberries, banana, apricots, peaches, juice of the oranges, 3t of the Greek yogurt, the whole container of Yoplait, a little orange juice if the mixture is too thick, the evaporated milk and last but not least the 2t honey or you can add more depending on your sweet tooth. The little bit of evaporated milk makes it extremely creamy! ( Just like a smoothie).

Remove the molds( by now the blueberry part should be frozen), add the smoothie to the height that I have in the picture and then freeze the pops again( this time in an upright position) for about 15 mins to about 25 mins until you are able to position a stick in the partially frozen smoothie part. Place back into freezer for 3hours and then finally pour your blueberry section on the top and freeze overnight. If you want to unmold the ice pop, just dip in some lukewarm water and gingerly pull out the pop.

You can of course make the pops anyway you fancy, this is just how I did it to get the effect in the picture. This is truly a delicious and healthy ice pop and so good in this hot weather. It is all the more sweeter if you have a Sunflower Farmer's market in your area!

Please enjoy!



Anonymous said...

This is amazing! I don't have the molds though = )

Nazarina A said...

Hi Girl Japan,

It is nice of you to stop by for a quick visit. I bought the molds on-line, here is the link but I am sure you will find some on Amazon or any of the other major search engines.

DONETTE said...

This looks so good prefect for a afternoon snack. And great for my granddaughter,and good for her.


Reeni said...

These look super and healthy! A great way to eat all of your fruits and stay cool, yum!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the link- I am going to see about shipping to Japan "wink" ....

Tny said...

Hi sis Nazarina.. I think I can image how does it taste like..