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Yogurt Berry Pushup Pops (raw, dairy-free gluten-free, nut-free)

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Yogurt-Berry-Pushup-Pops-featuredMother Nature keeps turning up the thermostat here in Tucson.  If someone could distract her, I could try to sneak in and turn it down when she isn’t looking.

Today, I made this cold treat with Bob in mind.  He spent a good chunk of the day outside in the warm temperature of 90 degrees.  Shew!  I knew when he came home, this refreshing treat would be well received.

Random Thoughts

Due to the heat, I got to thinking about my baseball playing days. I wasn’t the best player, but I was one of those having the most fun. :)  I was one of those odd ducks who would be out in the left field, mitt in left hand… the ball pops in the air (the crowd gasps) Amie Sue runs blindly all over the field because the sun was in her eyes, yea yea, that’s the ticket, the sun was blinding me!

The ball was high in the air, silence came over the audience and all you could hear was the whistling of the ball as it sailed through the sky…. I caught it!!!  Then had to rip my glove off so I could throw with my left hand too.  Never quite learned how to catch with one and throw with the other.  Anyway, I got a bit side-tracked there…

I bet you are wondering where in the heck I got those neat push-up pop containers!   You can order them here.   They are so much fun and add something special to the whole experience.   Plus, you can wash and reuse them and I love that idea.  You can use any Popsicle mold or even Dixie cups.  This will alter how many or how few of them you can make with one batch.

Yogurt-Berry-Pushup-Pops-1Ingredients:

 Yields 7

Preparation:

  1. Blend yogurt and honey together in a large bowl.  Fold mixed berries in or place them in the Popsicle holder by hand.  I did this because my berries were really juicy and I didn’t want the yogurt to turn purple.
  2. Transfer the yogurt into a Zip-lock bag so the mixture can be piped into Popsicle molds with ease.
  3. Clip the corner and fill Popsicle molds close the top and put in Popsicle sticks.
  4. Freeze for at least 3 hours.

Freezing Suggestions:

  1. For popsicle mold ideas and to see the ones that I use, please click (here).
  2. Freeze in popsicle molds or 3 oz Dixie cups with a popsicle stick inserted. Always use plastic Dixie cups, the paper ones stick and you have to tear them off of the ice cream.
  3. I sometimes use 4 oz mason jars or single serving ice cream containers as well.
  4. Store in the very back of the freezer, as far away from the door as possible. Every time you open your freezer door you let in warm air. Keeping these treats way in the back and storing it beneath other frozen-sold items will help protect it from those steamy incursions.
  5. Ice cream is full of fat, and even when frozen, fat has a way of soaking up flavors from the air around it—including those in your freezer. To keep your frozen treat from taking on the odors, use a container with a tight-fitting lid.

5 thoughts on “Yogurt Berry Pushup Pops (raw, dairy-free gluten-free, nut-free)

  1. Gina says:

    I am going to try these! I am also going to try the coconut yogurt! Thank You for sharing your recipes, I always look forward to them!!!!!

  2. Sandy says:

    Hi Amie Sue,

    Are the push-up pop containers BPA free?

    Thanks,

    Sandy

    • amie-sue says:

      Sandy,
      Looking at the link that I provided for these, it reads, “Clear high quality food grade plastic.” That is all that it says. Have a great day!

  3. Marti says:

    Can you give me some samples of what probiotics work best in the coconut yogurt? Are there specific cultures that work best? I can’t do any dairy in any form–the milk proteins are the issue. Thanks so much–love this site!

    • amie-sue says:

      Hi Marti,
      About any probiotic will work. I have used so many different brands and they all have worked. In the past 6 months I have been useing Dr. Ohhira’s, Essential Formulas Inc., Probiotics, Original Formula brand and I really like it. So if you have a favorite that you use, I am sure it will work just fine.

      Blessings, amie sue

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