Since the weather in San Diego has been warming up, it was finally time to bust out the Zoku Quick Pop Maker, which Mr. Tall's mom got me last Christmas. I remember making popsicles using sodas and various juices when I was younger, but this Zoku Quick Pop Maker made the process, like its name, quick and easy--you can have popsicles in your hands in less than 10 minutes!
Strawberry-Lime Frozen Yogurt Pops (Makes about 5-6 pops)
1-7 oz. container of Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
4 teaspoon agave nectar (add more to taste)
4 strawberries (de-stemmed and hulled)
A couple of tablespoons of milk
Blend all the ingredients in a blender and add milk until mixer turns to a pourable/smoothie-like consistency. I followed the instructions on the Zoku, which required the Zoku itself to be frozen for about 24 hours prior to use. These yogurt pops actually took about 12 minutes to freeze, but I think it generally takes less time (8-10 minutes) when it is a juice-based pop recipe. The tang of Greek yogurt is stronger than regular yogurt, so you may want to add more strawberries and agave nectar to balance out the flavor to your taste.
I can't wait to make other kinds of popsicles. I love acai, so I'm going to try and incorporate that into a popsicle recipe. I like the Zoku, but my popsicles will come close to the incredible and gourmet popsicles of Viva Pops.
Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather!