What is better on a warm summer day than a frozen treat straight from your freezer? It is even better when you made that treat yourself with strawberries that you picked yourself. Combine a little yogurt and you have a nutritious treat that the kids will love. They will love it even more if you freeze them in a cool molds like the monster molds I used. My daughter calls them "monster bills"! I like these molds because they come with a stand.
I found a great recipe online from the Wishful Chef. The recipe only has 4 ingredients: strawberries, plain yogurt, lemon juice, and agave syrup. Agave syrup is a healthier alternative to sugar. It's natural, nothing made up in a lab and it has a lower Glycemic index than standard sugar.
For more great strawberry recipes check out how I used 14 ½ pounds of strawberries that I picked myself.
- 2 cups fresh strawberries cored and sliced
- 3 tablespoons <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004T0D0OA/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=ealinoonel-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004T0D0OA">agave syrup</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=ealinoonel-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B004T0D0OA" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" />
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice optional, the second time I made them I left out the lemon juice as I felt the pops had enough tartness to them as is
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- Simmer the strawberries and agave over medium heat until the berries are soft. You don't want to boil that could damage the flavor, so just simmer. Then puree the berries, adding the lemon juice if you like. You can use a food processor, but I find that my immersion blender does the job well and it's less cleaning to do. Let the mixture cool in the fridge, before adding the yogurt. The amount of pops this will make just depends on the size of your molds. I ended up with 4.