berry delicious popsicles.

I honestly wasn't going to spout off today, but I decided this treat was rather fitting for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, and I just couldn't keep it a secret.  I had to share it with you.  HAD to.  because I'm nice like that.

really there's no science to making this.  it's just plain old vanilla yogurt with a little strawberry and blueberry puree swirled in.  easy peasy.  believe me, I got a C in science and even I was able to whip this up.

oooh, look at those gorgeous colors.  it's just so patriotic, isn't it?  sigh.  good thing you can't hear me belting out my rendition of the Star Spangled Banner right now because trust me, you'd be scarred for life.   

mm-mmm, good.  a delicious and refreshing (and healthy!) summer treat.

strawberry puree:

-2 pints strawberries
-1/4 cup sugar
-juice of 2 lemons

put above in blender and puree until smooth. 

blueberry puree:

-1 1/2 pints blueberries
-1 cup sugar
-1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
-1 cup water

in saucepan, mix blueberries and sugar.  add water and bring to boil.  reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.  put mixture in blender and puree until smooth.  add lemon juice.

(*optional: for both of these purees, you can put them through a sieve for a smoother sauce.)

pour desired amount of puree into the yogurt, mix it up and freeze.  I just used good old Dixie cups-- 500 count for $2.00.  looks like we'll be making popsicles every day for the next ten years, so what?

both these recipes made more puree than was actually needed for the popsicles, but we used the extra on our buttermilk pancakes last night.  it was YUMMY.  I mean, you make breakfast for dinner, don't you?    



PS. did you notice the little addition (literally) to my blog title?  what do you think-- yay or nay?


corinne said...

yummmy! will def. try these!! kids are always hungry around here... and yep, love the title!! happy 4th!! can't wait to see your camping picts!!

Martha said...

My life is so busy...grabbing food from the Grocery Store is about as good as gets around here-but, these look good and I think I will have to give them a try! What did you put them in to freeze? Just regular cups? Also, I was wondering if you were going to change your name to "Room for ten"...but that's cute and creative (+) addition to your name! Enjoy your Fourth of July Weekend!

Anonymous said...

We tried the strawberry today! I got the "yummy" approval from all the kids, dad, and some young gents who were over visiting! Thanks so much for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Cute new banner and title!!~natalie

Anonymous said...

i like the new title! :)