May 2, 2011

Sunshine Means Strawberry-Lime Yogurt Pops

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!




caninecologne said...

hi lmc - wow, what an awesome machine! a popsicle in 10 minutes? the possibilities are endless! and they will be way cheaper than the ones at viva pops too! :)

Little Miss Contrary said...

It is a neat little thing! Definitely cheaper than buying Viva Pops, but I don't know if I can perfect the art of popsicle-making as they have :)

caninecologne said...

hi lmc - i checked the link to the pop maker on your post and it is no longer being offered by that site. however, i did see it on amazon for $49.95. i am considering getting one. they are also selling extra sticks and other accessories thru amazon. it seems like so much fun making our own flavors, especially in so little time. :)

Little Miss Contrary said...

Yeah, they also sell them at Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma. The pop maker comes with 6 sticks, which is plenty for me for now. I'm going to try to make a banana and peanut butter/chocolate one today :)

KirkK said...

Hi LMCC - It's really nice to see a new post! I've missed you.

Little Miss Contrary said...

@Kirk--thanks! Hopefully, there will be more to come soon :)