Healthy Treat: Chocolate Raspberry Frozen Pops

With just a few, whole-food ingredients, you can make sweet and refreshing cool pops that kids and adults will love on a hot summer day.

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Homemade fruity popsicles are one of the easiest summer treats you can make at home. They require only a few ingredients, take minimal preparation time and are a fun way to cool off on a hot day. What’s not to love?

A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for making popsicles with fruit juices – these Fresh Strawberry Orange Popsicles. Now I will show you how to make creamy frozen yogurt pops.  When made at home without any additional sugars or fats, frozen yogurt is a simple, tasty and nutritious treat. In this cool snack, the yogurt is transformed into the perfect treat you or your kids can enjoy on the go.

I think the classic tangy raspberry and rich dark chocolate flavors work beautifully together in this dish, but you can use any sort of fruit you’d like. Just remember to keep the ratio the same – 1 cup of fresh fruit to 1 cup of yogurt. I chose natural Greek yogurt because I love the smooth and creamy texture, but if you’re watching your calorie intake, a lighter version will work just as well.

This recipe makes six small pops, but you can easily half it to make an even smaller number of pops or double, triple or quadruple it to make a big batch. Providing they’re kept in their original molds or in an airtight container, these pops  keep well in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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INGREDIENTS

1 cup fresh raspberries

1 cup Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon honey

3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Place the raspberries into a blender and blend until they’re completely broken down. This can take up to 1 minute.

Put a sieve over a medium-sized bowl and push the blended raspberries through, getting as much through the sieve as you can. Dispose of the raspberry bits left in the sieve.

Stir the Greek yogurt and honey into the raspberry mixture until they are well combined.

Evenly divide the raspberry yogurt mixture between six popsicle molds and sprinkle a couple of chocolate chips into each mold. Don’t worry if they sink straight down to the bottom, this is normal.

Place the popsicles into the freezer for at least 3 hours or until fully frozen.

Remove from the freezer around 5 minutes before serving to allow the pops to soften slightly.




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