I love to come up with special crafts and recipes for each holiday. The 4th of July is no exception. So when I came across a set of Wilton Silicone Star Ice Pop Molds, I knew they would make a fun 4th of July treat for my kids. I brought them home and immediately used them to make some cute frozen yogurt pops.
The nice thing about my frozen yogurt pop recipe is that it doesn’t need any added sugar. It relies on a very ripe banana to provide the sweetness. We love them made with strawberries, but you can certainly use different fruit to change them up a bit. They are also excellent made with cantaloupe.
Since I wanted a 4th of July themed dessert, I used both blueberries and strawberries. The end result is just perfect for a hot summer day.
Stars and Stripes Forever Frozen Yogurt Pops Recipe
(I recommend using organic if you can, especially on the strawberries as they are on the dirty dozen list.)
- 1 cup diced strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 1 cup yogurt, divided
Start by making the white portion of the frozen yogurt pops. In a food processor or blender, combine 1 banana and 1/3 cup of yogurt. Process until smooth. Spoon into a bowl and set aside.
For the red portion, combine the strawberries, 1/2 of a banana, and 1/3 cup yogurt. Process until smooth. Spoon into another bowl and set aside.
For the blue portion, combine the blueberries, 1/2 of a banana, and 1/3 cup yogurt. Process until smooth. Spoon into another bowl and set aside. (A note about the blueberries… you may want to puree the berries first and then strain it to remove the seeds. Then proceed with the recipe. The seeds don’t bother my kids, so I just used them as is. A professional blender, like a Vitamix or Blendtec might be able to get them smooth enough as well.)
Spoon the mixtures into the star mold, starting with the strawberry at the top. Use the white banana mix next, and then finish with the blueberry mixture at the bottom. If you use greek yogurt, your colors will probably stay separated better since it will be thicker. I used regular yogurt though and it turned out fine. You will have extra leftover, so go ahead and freeze that in paper cups or regular ice pop molds.
Allow to freeze overnight. The silicone molds make these so easy to remove! If you don’t have the special molds, you can also use paper cups or regular popsicle molds to make these.
Enjoy your frozen yogurt pops!
I picked up a couple of extra Wilton Star Ice Molds while I was at it so I could hold a giveaway for my wonderful readers. One lucky A Heart Full of Love reader is going to receive 2 sets of the Star Molds so they can make some frozen yogurt pops of their own. Entry is easy through the Rafflecopter form below.
Disclosure: The giveaway is being sponsored by me as a way of thanking my readers.