Red, White and Blue Yogurt Pops

Well… in the spirit of our upcoming holiday in the USA, July 4th, I made up some frozen yogurt pops with fruit. Check these delicious frozen concoctions out…red, white, blue pops

On July 4th, my preference is to be in Boston on the harbor or near the ocean to celebrate USA’s  birthday. This year, we are up in the air on where we’ll land for the holiday…but follow me on instagram if you want to find out! 🙂

I purchased some re-usable frozen popsicle molds and have been making all types of frozen treats.  This isn’t my first try at frozen pops…in fact, you might want to see my other delicious fruit pops here! 

This time, I decided to use some yogurt and fresh fruits.  Rather than purchase a pre-made vanilla yogurt–I bought plain {lactose free} and added a little sugar that I had infused with some vanilla beans.  I simply added the vanilla beans to granulated sugar and stored this mixture in a mason jar.  The vanilla infused sugar is SO amazing.  But, you can substitute some plain sugar and a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract in this recipe.

I like to flavor my own yogurt to give it just a hint of sweetness.vanilla bean sugar

I purchased a big tub of Green Valley lactose free plain yogurt to make my pops.  If you are NOT lactose intolerant, feel free to sub in regular or Greek style yogurt in this recipe. I chopped up some fresh strawberries and grabbed a small bowl of frozen blueberries I had on hand to add to my pops too!

I mixed up the yogurt with a some vanilla infused sugar. Then… added the yogurt to the pop molds and tossed in some fruit along the way.

Then the pops went into the freezer to harden up…and then voila!  YUMMMMY…  Are you ready to take a bite?  These frozen fruity yogurt pops are low FODMAP and quite refreshing.

fruit and yogurt pops

Fruity Yogurt Pops

Ingredients

  • 1, 24 ounce tub Lactose free plain yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar (to taste)
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract (to taste) *I used vanilla infused sugar for the sugar & vanilla
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 6 popsicle molds

Instructions

  1. Blend yogurt w/ vanilla extract and sugar (or if you have vanilla infused sugar use 1-2 TB of it).
  2. Fill popsicle mold 1/4 full with yogurt, add some fruit, then more yogurt, than fruit and so forth.
  3. End with yogurt.
  4. Add in popsicle base or wooden popsicle stick
  5. Freeze for at least 4 hours and then run warm water over bottom of mold quickly to loosen and pull out pop!
http://blog.katescarlata.com/2014/06/30/red-white-blue-yogurt-pops/

Happy Fourth to my USA followers!  4th of july goodiesHope you Fourth of July sparkles!

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