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Cherry yogurt popsicles

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RECIPE FOR CHERRY YOGURT POPSICLES

Source: Inspired by Cherry yogurt popsicles by Naturally Ella and Tie Dye Pops by Martha Stewart 

For cherry puree:
250g cherries (pits removed and cut into pieces)
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice

For yogurt mixture:
180g (3/4 cup) Greek-style yogurt (refer to note 2)
1/8 cup fresh milk
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice

Make:  Roughly six 3-ounce popsicles (you may come out with 7-8 sticks with Ikea popsicle moulds)

Methods (for swirled pops):

  1. Place cherries in a blender and puree. Pass through a fine sieve into a measuring cup. (You should have ¾ cup puree). Stir in honey and lemon juice. Adjust to taste. Set aside.
  2. Scoop the yogurt into a cup. Stir in the milk a little at a time until the yogurt is thinned enough that it can be poured. Stir in the honey and lemon juice. Adjust to taste. Set aside. (refer to note 3).
  3. Pour an inch of yogurt into the popsicle moulds, then an inch of cherry puree, and repeat until the moulds are filled. Use a chopstick or skewer to gently swirl the liquids together. If your moulds don’t come with their own sticks, insert wooden popsicle sticks after 1 hour of freezing. Freeze at least 8 hours or overnight, until the popsicles solidify.
  4. Run the moulds under tap/ warm water and gently wiggle the sticks to free the popsicles from the moulds.

Methods (for layered pops):

  1. Follow step 1 and 2 above.
  2. Pour an inch or so of yogurt into the bottom of each popsicle mould. Freeze this until the yogurt is just set, about 45 minutes. Pour an inch of cherry puree on top and freeze until just set, another 45 minutes or so. Repeat in layers until the pops are filled. If your moulds don’t come with their own sticks, insert wooden popsicle sticks along with the third layer. Freeze another 2-3 hours or overnight, until the popsicles solidify.

Methods (for normal pops):

  1. Place cherries in a blender and puree. Pass through a fine sieve into a measuring cup. (You should have ¾ cup puree).
  2. Add cherry puree and the rest of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Add extra honey if needed.
  3. Pour into the moulds and freeze at least 8 hours or overnight, until the popsicles solidify. If your moulds don’t come with their own sticks, insert wooden popsicle sticks after 1 hour of freezing.
  4. Run the moulds under tap/ warm water and gently wiggle the sticks to free the popsicles from the moulds.

Notes:

  1. If you do not have popsicle moulds, substitute with empty yogurt pots. Or else, try out this method.
  2. You can replace Greek-style yogurt with plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt.
  3. Alternatively, you can blend everything until smooth. But be careful not over-blend as the yogurt mixture will be very watery.
  4. Concentrated fruit juice can be used to substitute fresh fruit juice. But you need to adjust the sweetness accordingly.

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65 Comments

  1. tigerfish says:

    I have been doing similar quite regularly but I just did not freeze it to popsicles. I have it more like a smoothie. :D

  2. Wow! Looks yummylicious!

    Btw, I’ve just bought 2 baking books and in the process of reading it. I am going to venture into the land of baking soon and hope I can learn more from your site! Wish me luck!

    http://www.imafulltimemummy.com/post/2010/08/13/Off-On-A-New-Adventure.aspx

  3. Joanne says:

    I have been pretty amazed with all of the crazy popsicle combinations out there as well. Who knew so many existed?!?

    I really love the Greek yogurt in this…delicious.

  4. gertrude says:

    The smile on his face is priceless! He really ejoyed the scrumptious treats mummy made for him.

  5. mycookinghut says:

    This is really fun to make! I have never made popsicles!
    I can see that you son enjoy every bit of it ;)

  6. peachkins says:

    Cute photos! This is a nice way to sneak fruits in the popsicle..

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  7. Alice says:

    Wow! Can’t wait to try it out! :)

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  9. He is so cute lah. And a natural in front of the camera too! Who wouldn’t love those popsicles? The swirls are lovely.

  10. noobcook says:

    your boy looks so happy and cute eating the popsicles. and yes, totally refreshing for the warm weather :)

  11. Melanie says:

    LK: I looked at your boy’s pics more than the popsicles. He is good looking and looks chicky there :) I shall try this out too.

    • food-4tots says:

      Melanie: Kamsiah! Kamsiah! You’re so kind with words. Your 3 little tots are adorable too. Let me know how it goes. Remember to take some shots and share in my fan page yeah. ;)

  12. Seeing him enjoys so much is already rewarding enough, right: )?

  13. LCOM says:

    Yummy! Look at your son, so happy enjoying his popsicle.

  14. I can tell how delicious these popsicles are from that big grin!

  15. Your son is so cute with his popsicle! They sound delicious too with the yogurt and cherries. Great tip to use lemon.

  16. Little Inbox says:

    Wow, look at your boy, he enjoys it so much.

  17. MaryMoh says:

    Awwww….he really know how to face the camera….haha…really cute. He must be enjoying the popsicle so much. Makes me want to make immediately…haha. Thanks very much for sharing.

  18. Mary Ellen says:

    Speaking of Martha Stewart, she also markets a popsicle mold set you can buy at Macy’s which are rated very high.
    I just got them at Macy’s for
    $23.00 regular price marked down to $9.99 so bought 2 sets.
    The molds are designed to allow two flavors or layers. They are great.
    The ones you have are good for children.

  19. Lisa says:

    I love your idea of making your own Popsicle
    for your kid. I’d love to make my own too for
    my kids.
    May I know where did you get those Popsicle
    moulds?
    Thanks for your info

    Rgds,
    Lisa (your silent reader)

  20. what a cute model you have! hehe

    the popsicles look so yummylicious :)

  21. So cute! I made some with buttermilk recently and didn’t like it, a bit too grainy =(

  22. Sidney Kan says:

    when I see you eat also i oledi syiok! nice lar so refreshing!

  23. awesome to make them during such a hot weather! :)

  24. This looks good and healthy! I have some popsicle moulds at home and I’m sure my boy will be thrilled if he is given this treat! :)

  25. Yum the popsicles look fantastic LK! I want one! and love the shots of your beautiful boy! He looks so happy with the lovingly home-made treat!

  26. anncoo says:

    Oh…sorry that I missed this post, love to try this for my boys and am sure they will love it.
    Please visit my new site when you’re free ;)

  27. Irene Ng says:

    Thanks to your website, I have tried to made a lot of stuff. Somehow your photos just make it so tempting! I have tried to look for this at Ikea in Ikano but cannot find. :(…I have been looking high and low at all the kitchen appliances in JJ, etc…cannot find. Any other ideas where I can find the mould? What is the difference between Greek yoghurt and those normal white yoghurt? Thanks in advance!

    • food-4tots says:

      Irene Ng: Thanks a lot for your kind support and wonderful compliment!! That’s strange. So sorry to hear about that. Did you ask the shop assistant when you were there? Maybe you can give IKEA a call tomorrow to reconfirm this item. Sometimes, they have yet to replenish the stock. As for JJ, I’m not so sure. Have you tried to look for them at any baking shops? Will let you know if I can find one other than IKEA.

      To find out the differences between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt, take a look at this link: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/greek-yogurt-vs-regular-yogurt.html. Hope this helps! Have a nice weekend! ;)

  28. My boys will love this! Especially after a long hot day in school! Thanks for your sharing.

  29. Dora says:

    Wow! Great to have this one in hot weather. :)

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  31. Honey says:

    Can you please tell me from where I get these Popsicle molds? I can’t found it in ikea Singapore. Can you please guide me soon.

  32. Jean says:

    Love your website very much!! Today tried this cherry popsicles
    And very carelessly i added one tablespoon of lemon juice
    Instead of one teaspoon! Alas! Very sour and end up i
    Add afew more tbsp of honey lol

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