Prettiest Popsicles Ever

Prettiest Popsicles Ever

I know we’re a cou­ple of weeks post sol­stice but to me it feels like the absolute mid­dle of the sum­mer. There’s still plenty to look for­ward to — I can’t wait to be at the cot­tage we’ve rented for next week — and what feels like a life­time to look back on — cook book pro­duc­tion and hello, Julian joined the underpants-wearing, potty-going pop­u­la­tion. I’d apol­o­gize for get­ting into details of this lovely life pas­sage but I know as fel­low par­ents you get how hella excit­ing this is. I am this close to being done with dia­pers! Now, Julian is not a man to be cajoled into any­thing. But I have been remind­ing him that when his sis­ter stopped using dia­pers in they day time we allowed her to choose a new toy to cel­e­brate the moment. For some rea­son, this is not moti­vat­ing to him. He will, how­ever, ask for a treat. Ah, that old sugar addic­tion of his. 

pho­tos by Sidra Syed

Now that I’ve got fancy pop­si­cle molds we’ve been hav­ing fun com­ing up with dif­fer­ent ways to make frozen treats. I found this recipe on Martha Stew­art but I swapped out sugar for honey as I thought it would just taste bet­ter. She calls them Fire­cracker Ice Pops but I think they look like cal­ico, don’ you? What­ever they remind you of, they’re a great combo of sweet berries and creamy yogurt and look so gor­geous. And they deliv­ered the imme­di­ate grat­i­fi­ca­tion we were after to cheer on Julian’s new slimmy, no-diaper bum.

Prettiest Popsicles Ever

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rasp­ber­ries
  • 1 1/2 cups blue­ber­ries
  • 1 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp honey

Method

Use a food proces­sor or a deep bowl and an immer­sion blender to puree the rasp­ber­ries with one Tbsp on honey. If you're using a food proces­sor, use a spat­ula to scrape out all of that lovely puree and set aside.

Now use your proces­sor again or get out another deep bowl and puree your blue­ber­ries with one Tbsp of honey. Pour the puree into a bowl.

Stir one Tbsp of honey into your greek yogurt in another bowl. Sorry about all the bowls!

Pour your ingre­di­ents into a pop­si­cle mold, alter­na­tiv­ing and going back and forth between colours as many times as you like. The yogurt won't fall down as eas­ily but the puree will just finds its way through all the nooks and crannies.

You can use a pop­si­cle stick to swirl every­thing around if you're not happy with the pat­terns that are cre­ated just by alter­nat­ing. But you know, don't over think it, they're just pop­si­cles! Get the lid on and insert your pop­si­cle sticks. Get them into the freezer for at least 3 hours or overnight. Or until some­one does some­thing amaz­ing in your house and you need to celebrate!

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