Saturday, October 21, 2017

Homemade popsicles

When the kids were little we used to make them yogurt popsicles from yogurt and frozen orange juice. I decided it was time to make them again. Not just for the grandchildren but also for Tom and me.

Just two ingredients - frozen, concentrated orange juice and vanilla yogurt.



I emptied the frozen juice into a bowl and let it soften. Then I mixed it with half a quart of yogurt using a hand whisk, added to popsicle molds and put them in the freezer.



Today I ate one, and it was delicious. No artificial colors or flavors, no pesticides, just purely good food. This is a perfect snack, or even a lunchtime meal.


These particular molds have a cool little straw for when it melts.

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28 comments:

  1. I remember these and forgot how much we loved them- pinning them and will be making them.. thanks

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    1. They sure are delicious, and couldn't be easier.

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  2. Cute. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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  3. Sounds like a yummy and simple recipe. I like that straw for when it melts. How cool.

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    1. Two of my favorite adjectives for a recipe! It really is a great idea to have the straw.

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  4. I like your molds! Ours don't have the straw. Anyway, we like homemade Popsicles but I haven't made them in ages. I'm going to give this easy combo a try.

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    1. Of course, amazon doesn't sell them anymore. That seems to be a trend. I get used to finding something there, and then, it disappears. I think you will like the popsicles.

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  5. Nan, those look delicious and I love that there is nothing added like sugar and chemicals. I'm going to have to find some molds and give them a try.

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  6. I do so love that little straw, what a brilliant idea!

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    1. I could, and probably will, eat one every day!

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    1. You will love them, and perhaps, so may your girls!

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  9. I haven't made homemade popsicles in ages, and I never put yogurt in them. I'm going to give this one a try.

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    1. Oh, the yogurt is great! Stonyfield makes the best vanilla yogurt!

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  10. Yum! I got some popsicle molds last year and must add your recipe to my collection. Hope you are enjoying beautiful fall days, Nan.

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    1. They are so good! Hazel Nina had one today, and asked for a second!

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  11. They look very refreshing on a hot summer's day! Now that it is much cooler here, with some grey and wet days on their way, my appetite for ice creams or other frozen refreshments has dwindled somewhat - I am all into soups and hot food right now :-)
    How do you avoid the curdling of the yoghurt when it gets in touch with the fruit acid from the orange juice? And having straws at the bottom of the molds is a great idea!

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    1. We are still having summery weather! I don't know the answer to the curdling. It just doesn't. I thought curdling happened in heating. There is no heating.

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  12. It’s a creamsicle Nan.... at least that’s what we called orange ice cream bars....this is a much healthier version obviously and yummmm. It must still be warm in NH! I never know if that is a good thing or not.

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    1. That's just what we call it!!! It is still warm. It is a little weird.

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  13. Well, my daughter probably already knows about this delightful sounding recipe, but I'm sending this to her anyway. Thanks, Nan. My grandchildren LOVE yogurt - thank goodness.

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    1. It makes me so happy when kids and grandkids like something that is good for them!!

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  14. I'm like Librarian. I don't care for cold treats (ice cream, popsicles, etc.) when it's cold outside. My husband just doesn't understand that at all. He would eat ice cream every day of the year, regardless of the outside temperature! These do look delicious, though!

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