Cold, creamy, and sweet cherry yogurt popsicles for the hottest of days.
On a really hot day there is nothing better than a creamy frozen yogurt popsicle embedded with sweet fruit. It refreshes without being overly sweet, and it's far easier to make than one might think.
It's important to use full fat, pressed Greek yogurt for this recipe. The lower the liquid content in the yogurt, the less chance there is that the popsicles will crystalize. (There is nothing worse than ice shards in your popsicle!) If you can't find pressed yogurt, I have found that using a Geek yogurt maker (like the one available on this page) works well to remove liquid from regular Greek yogurt. Just pour the yogurt into the upper basket, spread it out, cover, and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. The next day you'll find liquid in the tub below which can be discarded or saved for use in smoothies.
Try to keep all the ingredients as cold as possible while mixing. If using a blender, place the blending carafe in the freezer overnight before starting. Same with any other equipment like bowls, etc.
If cherries aren't your favourite fruit, other berries will work just as well. Try these with blueberries, raspberries, or mango chunks.
(Makes 12 servings)
4 cups full fat pressed plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups frozen sweet cherries, partially thawed and chopped
Using a food processor or high-powered blender, add the cold Greek yogurt, pure maple syrup, and pure vanilla extract. Process or blend on high speed, stopping if needed to scrape down the sides, until the yogurt becomes light and fluffy.
Transfer the whipped yogurt mixture to a large cold mixing bowl and fold in the sweet cherries until just combined. Include any juice produced while partially thawing. Do not over mix to get the swirl effect.
Pour into popsicle mold and freeze for 3 to 4 hours or until solid. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 104 | total fat = 3.34g | saturated fat = 2g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 34mg | net carbohydrates = 11.05g | dietary fibre = 0.5g | sugars = 9.11g | protein = 6.5g