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.
-2 pints strawberries-1/4 cup sugar
-juice of 2 lemons
put above in blender and puree until smooth.
-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?