Every month or so, a catalog comes in the mail from a popular bright and shiny kitchen store. And every time I look through it, often with Andrew by my side, we “Oooh” and “Aaah” over all the fun kitchen toys.  They do their job well. They almost convince me that I need all sorts of gadgets and unitaskers, which is how I ended up seriously considering a very snazzy looking popsicle mold.  Yeah, it is crazy overpriced and yeah, it only holds three popsicles, but they almost had me.  But then I just have to think, what would my dad have thought if I bought a popsicle mold that cost that much?  Oh, I never would have heard the end of it.

So – find yourself a cheapy popsicle mold.  They should be in the seasonal aisle of most stores right about now, and are also easily available online.  Once you do that, make yourself some awesome strawberry yogurt popsicles.  These are an awesome healthy dessert option with only four ingredients.  Their sweetness is completely natural from the strawberries themselves, and a touch of greek yogurt adds a nice creaminess.  My mind is bursting with all sorts of fun popsicle flavors to try in the coming months.  Maybe this will just become a popsicle blog.  That would be cool, right?  Get it?  Cool?  Okay, I’ll stop.

Mix it Up – Some variations to try:

  • Strawberry Balsamic Pops – Add a touch of balsamic vinegar for a delicious savory note.
  • Strawberries Basil Pops – Berries and basil go beautifully together – why not in popsicle form?
  • Strawberry Lemonade – Add in the zest and juice of a full lemon or two for the sunniest of days.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped strawberries
  • ¼ cup low fat greek yogurt
  • 1½ tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • 01

    Combine the strawberries, yogurt, lemon juice and vanilla in a blender or food processor.  Puree until smooth (or leave slightly chunky if you prefer.)  Pour into a popsicle mold and place popsicle sticks.  Freeze until solid.  Enjoy!

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    A few notes: 

    • I used this popsicle mold.
    • The popsicle sticks are from Sucre Shop.
    • If you use a mold that doesn’t like the shape or size of popsicle sticks you use, cover with foil and poke the sticks through the foil into the pops to help hold them in place, as below.

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