July 30, 2009

Fresh Blackberry-Ginger Yogurt Pops



Ingredients:
1 cup plain, low fat yogurt (regular or Greek)
1 cup blackberries
2 inch knob ginger, chopped
1/2 teaspoon agave nectar

Directions:
Place the ginger in a blender. Pulse until fairly smooth and liquidy. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth. Pour into ice pop molds, leaving a bit of headroom for expansion. Freeze until solid, about 6 hours or overnight.


Yield: about 6 ice pops, depending on the mold

Note: If you use a high powered blender, the blackberry seeds will be nearly nonexistant. If your blender isn't very powerful and you are seed adverse, press the berries through a sieve before adding them to the blender.

My thoughts:
The unofficial blackberry week continues! It has been a hot and steamy week here in Baltimore. Most days it has been at least 90 with anywhere from 80-98% humidity. Oy. My husband the ice pop fiend has eating at least 2 homemade Popsicles a day! I don't eat anywhere near that many but these pops are really good. They are a little more "adult" tasting than most ice pops. They are not too sweet but really fruity. The shot of spicy ginger adds some heat and the yogurt gives them tang. The perfect treat for a hot summer day.




17 comments:

  1. I LOVE blackerries!!

    I'm guessing this could also work for the blueberries sitting in my fridge right about now.

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  2. Catherinette- Blueberries would work too. You could actually use less (maybe more like 3/4 cup?) because they are smaller than the blackberries.

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  3. I just ate the last popsicle from my mold, and now it's time to fill it with these! Can't wait to try them!

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  4. These sounds (and look!) fantastic. Adults pops. The ginger has me intrigued.

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  5. this looks great - I really need to buy an ice pop mold so I can make some!

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  6. I don't think agave syrup is so regularly available over here so I'll try golden syrup...

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  7. Sarah-
    Golden syrup would work great. Or simple syrup.

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  8. Its great to know your site.

    This recipe is perfect for the little ones visiting our place this weekend. Thanks :)

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  9. I love the color of the yogurt pop - looks so refreshing and delicious!

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  10. yummy!! i'll need some of these to cool off in this heat. x

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  11. Loving these recipes. Blackberries are my fave. And I've always adored popsicles. Now I just need some molds...

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  12. OH. I also bought my first bottle of agave syrup yesterday. WOO.

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  13. Yeah. These have GOT to rock. Blackberries... ginger... awesome!

    Have been avoiding popsicles this year cuz of all the nasty pseudo-sugar in them. But these... mm.

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  14. This looks great. I love the idea of using the ginger. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I wish EVERY week was blackberry week! :]

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  16. Ok... at first glance, without reading the title... I thought yuck... kiddie grape popsicle... then I read the ingredients and OMG YUM!!!

    That looks awesome!!

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