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!

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

  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.

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

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

  6. OH yum and DARLING!!!!!

    Totally worth 5 exclamation points.

  7. popsicles are sooo needed in this heat!

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

  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. πŸ™‚

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  16. Hel-LO, Kitty! Wonderful!

  17. Those pops are sooo cute!!! Now I want a set. πŸ˜›

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

  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!

  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.

  21. oh those are so cute and what a clever idea! i’m definately making these bur i’ll never find such adorable molds!! πŸ™‚

  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.

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

    awesome.

  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!

  25. Melisser; the Urban Housewife

    TOO cute!