July 11, 2007

Pineapple-Yogurt Ice Pops



Ingredients:
6 oz plain yogurt (I used Greek style, but regular, unstrained would do)
20 oz canned pineapple chunks in 100% pineapple juice

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender, pulse until almost smooth. Pour into ice pop molds, leaving a small space at the top so they can expand. Close the molds and freeze until frozen solid, generally 3-5 hours.



Yield: 8-12 ice pops, depending on the size of your mold

My thoughts:
I generally think of these sorts of treats generically as popsicles, but Popsicle is actually a trademarked brand with a long history that started with an 11 year old boy making a accidental discovery. When I was little I rarely ate commercially make popsicles- we made them by freezing Kool-aid in Tupperware Ice Tup molds and when my husband was little, his family made them using yogurt (they had more a healthy food bent then mine did). Now that I am an adult, I like a little more fruit in my ice pop but I still couldn't resist using my new Hello Kitty ice pop mold.

25 comments:

  1. my friend kate is going to die when she reads your post and sees hello kitty molds!

    this looks great and i've never thought about using yogurt for the pop!

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  2. How adorable! The yogurt sounds delicous. I will have to try that one.

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  3. I've been LOOKING for new popsicle molds. (I had no idea that word was trademarked! Neat story.) I want to try some of the Everyday Food popsicle recipes. But I like the idea of adding yogurt. Smart.

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  4. My mouth is watering -- as the Florida weather hits 104 degrees with the heat index. I love the mold.

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  5. That Hello Kitty Mold Rocks!
    Mmm Pineapple Yogurt Ice Pop sounds like it rocks too!

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  6. OH yum and DARLING!!!!!

    Totally worth 5 exclamation points.

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  7. popsicles are sooo needed in this heat!

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  8. Oh my goodness! How fun! What a great thing to do with little ones..:)

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  9. Yum! This looks so good...and healthy to boot! BTW, I've got green beans to try those balsamic beans soon...they're purple, too. :-)

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  10. Oh cute! I doubt I'll be able to find cute molds by Friday, but that kind of treat will come in handy when I have my wisdom teeth out then! I pet canned fruit of any kind would be good.

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  11. I must get my hands on a mold like that. My daughter would go crazy for this!

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  12. i love those hello kitty pops! last night it was so hot that i made popsicles too with coconut yogurt, limeade and strawberries.

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  13. hello kitty molds! That is neat..and so is the recipe and your blog!

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  14. I read this post in GoogleReader and never saw the picture before. HOW CUTE!

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  15. Now that is too cute! I want a Helly Kitty popsicle mold.

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  16. Hel-LO, Kitty! Wonderful!

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  17. Those pops are sooo cute!!! Now I want a set. :P

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  18. Awww, that's such an adorable popsicle! I guess the inner child in every one of us never fades away, huh? Hehe :p

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  19. Where, where, where did you find that mold? My ladyfriend is obsessed with Hello Kitty (if I ever propose, I'm buying one of those diamond-studded Kitty rings). She would love this!

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  20. The Hello Kitty mold was an individual mold that I bought at a local, independantly owned store for about $6. Which is steep for something that only makes one popsicle, but I think it was worth it! It was marked "for sale in Japan only" so they must have bought it there then brought it back to sell.

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  21. oh those are so cute and what a clever idea! i'm definately making these bur i'll never find such adorable molds!! :)

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  22. Well I have been craving popsicles ever since I saw this post, and dragged my husband to 3 different departments in target saying "I CAN'T BELIEVE they don't have popsicle molds!?" Turns out they were on an end cap in the first department I went to.

    I think something with watermelon (possibly with lime? or strawberry?) will be the first one to make! Then something with yogurt (I'm thinking rasberry lemonade).

    I figure I can have popsicles until I break down and buy an ice cream maker.

    At 100+ degrees an ice cream maker seems like a sound investment considering it is too hot to cook.

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  23. Ha Ha! I died when I saw your hello kitty molds! Meg was right!

    awesome.

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  24. Popsicles are my new favorite thing since moving to Washington, DC. What better way to beat the swampy heat, right? I've been making a lot with unadulterated pureed fruit - mango and lime, coconut milk and pineapple, raspberries and peaches. SO good! BTW, I've loved your blog since I lived in SF!

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