During the last couple of weeks of gorgeous weather, our popsicle supply has been hit hard. With one lone popsicle left in the freezer, it was time to replenish our supply. I came across this idea a while back on Super Healthy Kids and loved the simplicity of it. Just two ingredients? Yes please.
Here is everything you need to whip up a batch of your own… A bowl of strawberries (washed and hulled), plain organic full-fat yogurt (the thicker the better), a food processor (or good blender), and some popsicle moulds (these are my makeshift moulds that I love because of their small size – cheap containers with slits cut in the lids). Ooh – and a spoon. Can’t leave that out.
Get started by putting your strawberries into your food processor.
Let them mix until they start to turn into a puree. You can stop while the mixture is still chunky, or blend a little longer for a smoother texture, depending on your child’s preferences.
Take a little taste. If desired, you can add a touch of pure maple syrup or honey at this point and then mix again, but Grae’s enthusiastic “Mmmmmm” and request for more told me that ours was plenty sweet. (Keep in mind that the finished product will be slightly more tart.)
Transfer your strawberry puree into a measuring cup for easy pouring.
Now you’re ready to put the popsicles together. Start by adding a little scoop of yogurt into each mould. (We used plain yogurt because it’s what Gracen is used to eating, but if you don’t mind the added sugar, you could easily use a vanilla, honey, or berry flavoured yogurt. If possible, try to pick a thicker yogurt as it will make the ‘layering’ easier. Greek yogurt would be perfect.)
Next, cover the yogurt with strawberry puree.
Then add another spoonful of yogurt.
Continue layering until your moulds are nearly full.
Secure the lids onto your moulds and add the popsicle sticks (if needed).
Done! Place your strawberry creamsicles into the freezer overnight (or at least for a few hours)
And now for the best part – let your munchkin slurp up the remaining strawberry juice if there is any. Yuuuuum.
Healthy Homemade Strawberry Creamsicles
- Approximately 15 large strawberries, washed and hulled
- Approximately 1 cup of plain organic full-fat yogurt
Place strawberries in food processor or blender and mix until they form a puree, then transfer mixture into a measuring cup for easy pouring. Fill your popsicle moulds with layers of yogurt and puree until nearly full. Freeze overnight.