Strawberry-Pineapple Yogurt Ice Pops

 

Strawberry-Pineapple Yogurt Ice Pops

When Heather at Girlichef announced that this would be The Summer of the Popsicle II, I was one of the first to comment saying that I would be playing along!  She makes it oh-so-easy, by just allowing you to link up all summer long.  And what better excuse to make popsicles all summer long!

Strawberry-Pineapple Yogurt Ice Pops

So, I came home from the store with two impulse buys – a big container of organic strawberries and a fresh pineapple.  Normally not an impulse buyer, I couldn’t resist though.  After putting the groceries away, I got on Eat Your Books and typed in strawberry and pineapple.  One of the first things to come up was Strawberry-Pineapple Yogurt Ice Pops from Fine Cooking.   As luck would have it, I also had a container of Greek yogurt in the fridge, so I was good to go!

Strawberry-Pineapple Yogurt Ice Pops

These were so easy and so good.  The only thing I did different was the recipe was on the pineapple portion.  Instead of dicing it, I pureed it.  I was afraid that it might be more crumbly at the tip.  So mine ended up more separated that theirs did.  While, the pineapple was nice, the strawberry yogurt part stole the show.  It was amazingly creamy – perhaps because of the Greek yogurt?  Even Mr. Sidewalk Shoes commented that it was the best frozen yogurt pops that I’ve ever made.  Next time I’ll blend the pineapple with the strawberry – or omit it altogether and just make the strawberry part.

A great start to the summer of the popsicle 2013!

Strawberry-Pineapple Yogurt Ice Pops

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 2-1/2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup small-diced pineapple

Combine the sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and make sure the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and let the syrup cool completely. Transfer the syrup to a 1-quart liquid measuring cup.

Puree the strawberries in batches in a blender. Measure out 1 cup of puree (save any extra for another use) and combine it with the syrup. Stir in the yogurt until well-combined.

Distribute the pineapple  among ten 1/3-cup pop molds. Add the fruit mixture to each mold, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top to allow for expansion. Stir gently with a Popsicle stick to distribute the pineapple. Freeze until partially frozen, about 1 hour. Insert sticks and freeze again until the pops are fully set, 4 to 6 hours more. (I did mine all in one step).

To unmold, dip the mold in a deep pan of hot water until the pops pull out easily, 30 to 40 seconds, or let sit at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes.

I’m sharing this with Girlichef

Summer of the Popsicle 2

 

 

This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!

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Comments

  1. says

    I should have made my Summer of Smoothie series interactive! Didn’t occur to me. BAH. So…I’ve never made popsicles, but I have a Pinterest Popsicle board. Which these will be added to. I need to get on that. Seeing as how it’s 108 degrees here today. 108.

  2. says

    Wonderful! I am craving one of these in the heat of Cyprus, but I bet when I get back to a cooler & wet Scotland, I won’t be quite as excited. I am going to pin these for warmer days.

  3. says

    Yay! Yum! Inthink I’d love the split flavor…it’s definitely a gorgeous combo! I wonder how it would be if you mixed the pineapple layer w/yogurt, too? I bet awesome! So happy you brought these over to share…looking forward to more of your pops! :)

  4. says

    Gee, I have everything on hand except the popsicle molds. I was so glad to get rid of those. I’ll use cups. Won’t be pretty, but who’ll know?

  5. says

    I have everything on hand except the popsicle molds. I was so glad to get rid of those after my kids grew up! I’ll use cups, thank you. Won’t be pleasing to the eye, but the stomach will say, “Who cares?”