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We are so happy to be partnering with Horizon® this morning to create Rainbow Yogurt Popsicles that are quick, easy and made with just two ingredients – yogurt and fresh fruit!
It’s the time of year that makes me want to soak in every minute of late summer goodness. Dinners on the grill, tomatoes from the garden, afternoons on the deck eating popsicles. (No tomatoes from our garden though. The neighborhood squirrels have eaten every. last. one.)
Fortunately, the squirrels can’t get to the popsicles.
Even though there are school supplies on all the store shelves and back-to-school events in full swing, I’m not quite ready to let the summer go. I’ve been in the kitchen with the girls, looking for fun, summer recipes we can make and enjoy together.
And it doesn’t get much better than rainbow popsicles that include ingredients usually found at the breakfast table. Even before they became popsicles, we happily ate these yogurts straight from the cup in a rainbow of flavors including Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Vanilla and Key Lime (my favorite). These 6 ounce cups of yogurt, packed with live and active cultures, are kid-approved and would be great additions to lunch boxes or as an after school snack.
In fact, since the ingredients in these popsicles are just yogurt and fruit, you could eat the popsicles for breakfast.
Breakfast popsicles might be best way I can think of to cope with late summer heat.
How to Make Rainbow Yogurt Popsicles
The best part? These are so easy to make. Choose your favorite flavors of yogurt and select some colorful fresh fruit. We used Horizon’s Key Lime, Vanilla and Strawberry Yogurt Cups that we snagged at our local Walmart (after a quick stroll through the school supplies aisle…because who can resist all those fresh pencils and notebooks) with fresh kiwi, blueberries and strawberries.
Chop the fruit so that it will easily fit into whatever size popsicle mold you are using. Our molds are large enough to hold the blueberries, but the kiwi and strawberries needed to be chopped into smaller pieces.
Start creating the rainbow layers first with fresh fruit (press it down into the bottom of the mold)…
You get the idea. Continue with the layers until the molds are completely full. Finish with a final layer of yogurt.
Press a craft stick (or sticks that came with your molds) down into the middle.
Enjoy these rainbow popsicles any time, though Molly and Clara highly recommend them as a pre-swim snack. These two never want to help me with food photos, but give them a rainbow popsicle, and they’ll ham it up.
- Popsicle Mold
- 3 cups Yogurt, any flavor (we used Horizon's Key Lime, Vanilla and Strawberry Yogurt Cups)
- 2 cups Fresh Fruit, chopped (we used chopped strawberries and kiwi and whole blueberries)
- Wooden Craft Sticks (only needed if your popsicle mold doesn't come with sticks)
- Set the popsicle mold upright.
- Fill the spaces in the popsicle mold with alternating layers of fresh fruit and yogurt. Press the first layer of fruit firmly down into the bottom of the mold and then gently tap the mold on the countertop between layers to help the yogurt settle. The final layer should be yogurt.
- Gently push the craft sticks into the spaces of the popsicle mold.
- Transfer the popsicles to the freezer and freeze until firm. At least 2 hours and up to overnight (depending on the size of the popsicles / temperature of your freezer).
- If the popsicles are difficult to remove from the mold, run the mold under warm water until the popsicles release.