summer popsicles

there is nothing I love more then sun with an icy sweet treat on a stick.

This weekend I had time on a Saturday afternoon to go rollerblading.  I have not found that type of time on a Saturday since probably before the house.  After my second loop around Greenlake, I decided I needed a little snack. {yum!}  A trip to the local produce shack left me with a giant tub of blueberries and one even larger filled with plump red strawberries. Yum!

As I ate in the yard… I realized just how much fruit I had… and just how much I wanted a popsicle.  I remembered Orangette’s homemade popsicles and how B and I had bought a popsicle mold at Ikea recently. {these are accurately named ‘Midsommar’}

Genius!

I motified her recipe a bit to my taste…

Mixed Berry Popsicle

1 cup washed berries ( i used blueberries and strawberries)

1/2 cup non fat vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup whole milk plain yogurt {most recipes will say ONLY use whole milk yogurt.  but really, that is too thick for my taste.  I enjoyed the combination}

2 packets of splenda {or 4 teaspoons of regular sugar}

3/4 cup orange juice {I used fresh squeezed, without pulp}

Blend all ingredients together in your blender for a minute.

Fill in your popsicle molds.

Freeze. {My first popsicles froze and were eaten around dusk time that night… so after about 3 hours in the freezer.}

Eat.

Enjoy summer!

 

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