Anyone out there remember Dannon Frozen Yogurt Pops from back in the 80’s? Or was it the 70’s? I think I am starting to date myself. Anyway, I used to love those frozen treats. They were different from anything else in the ice cream aisle. They were creamy, sweet, tangy and dreamy. They were the kind of dessert & snack that you could easily convince your parents into thinking they were actually healthy. After all, they are made of fruit and yogurt right? The yogurt pop is kind of like a frozen smoothie on a stick.
Is it the pink that makes me so happy or the simple delicate treat?
Was it just my kids or do a lot of little ones new to talking refer to Watermelon as “Water-Lemon?” It is a cute way to describe the perfect Summer fruit. The pink & green colors are something out of The Preppy Handbook or a Lilly Pulitzer catalog. Watermelon is a happy treat. It drips with sweetness and satisfies hot & thirsty bodies. It does not have acidic notes like a lemon, just sweet ones. It makes me think of strolling through Palm Beach or the Hamptons on a hot summer’s day.
Bite into this creamy, dreamy pop and a cool sensation hits your tongue. Next up is frozen pudding meets a custard textural explosion. Tart meets tang meets sweet.
Store bought pops are easy for on the fly, but these popsicles are better for you and they cost a whole lot less. There are no wrappers to throw out and you can make them so quickly.
What is your favorite kind of popsicle?
Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
makes about 6 pops (This recipe will yield about 2 cups of mix. If you need more just up the quantities in the same proportions)
- These popsicles are a great alternative to store bought sugar filled pops.
- As always, use your own taste buds to determine how sweet you want to make your watermelon pops.
- 1 1/2 cups Watermelon (seedless or remove seeds)
- 3/4 cup fat free Thick Greek Yogurt
- Sweetener: Stevia, Honey, Agave, Maple or your favorite natural sweetener to taste
Purée watermelon in blender or food processor. Strain with a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. Add strained watermelon juice back into the blender. Add yogurt. Blend well. Add sweetener to taste.
- No watermelon on hand? No worries. Try one or more of your other favorite fruits.
- If you want to go dairy free you can try coconut milk, almond or soy milk or yogurt instead.
Popsicle Recipe Links
- Four Fruit Smoothie Popsicles Modern Comfort Food
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- Peaches and Cream Popsicles My Baking Addiction
- Faisselle Ice Cream and Raspberries Popsicles Tartelette