Plenty of times I've surfed Pinterest and found lots of amazing popsicle recipes. Plenty of times I've made some yummy popsicles here at home, but never have I posted about it here on the blog. Then, last week, while visiting Always Wear Your Invisible Crown, I saw Marieken's Strawberry Popsicle post and decided right away that it was time to make some more homemade popsicle goodness here at our house.
We had organic strawberries and bananas on hand, so Strawberry Banana Popsicles is what we made. We had some popsicle molds from last year that we hadn't tried out yet (a few different molds, actually). We had gotten them on sale at Walmart, I think (but I can't really remember for sure). Lots of times when we make popsicles, we just use the old fashioned ice cube trays, because they're actually a nice size for the kids, and easy to get out of the molds. This time, we wanted to bust out those new molds from last season and see how well they worked.
* popsicle molds (or some ice cube trays)
* about 2 cups fresh, cut strawberries
* one sliced large banana
* about 1 1/2 cups greek yogurt
* honey to taste
First we washed the strawberries, cut off the tops and sliced them. Then we sliced the bananas.
Put them in the blender and puree. We usually like to leave some big chunks of strawberry, but this time I chose to leave the fruit chunks out, because we also had this as a smoothie too (great when it has a double use!).
Add the yogurt and honey.
Pour into the molds and then put the lids on. Baby Girl was all too excited to put the lids on (because, like I said, we usually just use ice cube molds).
Freeze. We froze overnight, but a few hours should do just fine.
Remove from molds. Enjoy.
*** To prepare as a smoothie, follow all steps in the directions, but also add some ice. It makes for a great way to cool off on hot summer days!
It's a little tough to take these out of the molds, especially the round molds (the plastic was thin and felt like it was going to break). Some of them didn't even pop out nicely at all (even on the other molds in the last photo), and the sticks came out! I ended up letting those "uh-ohs" thaw out a bit and poured them into a cup to enjoy with a spoon. Popsicles are great, but ice cube trays are easier, in my opinion.
Do you have any suggestions as to how to easily remove the popsicles from molds?
What's your favorite summer popsicle flavor?
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