Fruit & Yogurt Push-Pops

Do you remember those Flintstone push-ups?

“Ahhh-yaba-daba-daba-do…Flintstone’s Push-Ups that’s what’s cool!”

I loved those things.  Whenever I would hear the chimes of the ice cream truck I would jump up & down begging my parents for a dollar.  I would then bolt out the door and wave the truck down.  It was always an internal battle between the push-up or the bomb pop.  I know it’s was a hard decision for an 10-year-old.

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When I saw these push-pop containers I practically squealed in the middle of the store.   Ok fine, I did squeal in the middle of Bed, Bath and Beyond and I may or may not have startled the lady looking at a new cupcake pan.  Maybe she shutter because of a chill, we will never know.

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When I saw the push-pop containers I immediately thought that I should make some simple fruit and yogurt pops.  Super simple, no fuss and a perfect healthy snack to keep stashed in the freezer.

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I made these in no time at all.

Using a food processor I blended the blueberries and strawberries separately with sugar and yogurt until smooth.  Then all you have to do is fill the push-pops layered with fruit mixtures and yogurt.

Thinking of the red, white and blue bomb pop. I filled the bottom layer 1/3 of the way full the with strawberry mixture.

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Then I filled another 1/3 with vanilla yogurt.

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Finally I topped it off with the blue berry mixture.

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These nifty push-pop container’s lids also double as a stand.  So I stood them up in the freezer to freeze.

Once they set you can cover them with their lid and lay them in your freezer.  Just note that even if the fruit layer seems to have frozen it doesn’t mean the yogurt layer has set yet.  The yogurt layer takes longer to freeze.

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All that is left to do is push-up and enjoy!

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Simple, delicious, no fuss and a great way to have some fruit and yogurt on the go.

Happy start to summer!

Fruit & Yogurt Push-Pops
 
Serves: 10 - 12 pops
Ingredients
  • 1 lb strawberries, tops removed
  • 1 lb blueberries
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 32 oz container vanilla yogurt or greek yogurt
  • 12 push-pop containers
Instructions
  1. In a food processor combine strawberries, 3 tablespoons of sugar and ½ cup of yogurt. Blend until smooth. Transfer into a bowl. Clean out food processor.
  2. Again in the food processor combine blueberries, 3 tablespoons sugar and ½ cup of yogurt. Blend until smooth. Transfer into a bowl.
  3. Using the stands on the push-pops fill pops with ⅓ strawberry puree, ⅓ vanilla yogurt and ⅓ blueberry puree.
  4. Place the pops in the freezer standing until fully frozen.
  5. Push pop and enjoy.
Notes
The push-pops container's lids can also be used as a stand.

If you have a bottom drawer freezer you may want to put a sign for your family not to open until the pops have had time to freeze.

Just note that even if the fruit layer seems to have frozen it doesn't mean the yogurt layer has set yet. The yogurt layer takes longer to freeze.

I found that a standard small cereal spoon worked great for filling the pops.

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