Blackberry Swirl Frozen Yogurt Pops

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I haven’t been doing a whole lot of anything these days. The month of June was seemingly pulled out from under me in a blur of sleepy days, a nasty summer cold, and… hmm… *scratches head*…I don’t remember what else.

I have been to the farmers market every week – that I remember. This activity facilitated eating my weight in berries in the past two weeks.

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Local berries make me a bit crazy. I get into a full-tilt panic about how short the season is, scouring blogs, magazines and cookbooks for new, interesting recipes – making a plan for all the pies-crumbles-buckles-crisps-sorbets etc. to try, until I’m so overwhelmed by my giant to-make list that I throw in the towel and just cram as many as possible down my throat.

Last week, however, I bought five pints of sun-warmed berries, bursting with juiciness at their absolute gorgeous peak – more than I could reasonably gulp down in the 2 days it takes them to go past their prime. So I put my new popsicle moulds to work! (Oh yea… the other thing I have been doing these days is sleep-shopping, during late-night feeds… there’s trouble with a capital T for you).

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This is one sleep-shop that I don’t regret (don’t ask me how I feel about the $300 I sleep-shopped at Anthropologie.com the previous night… oops!). I LOVE MY POP MOULDS. I have a gazillian ideas for them. This could totally become a popsicle blog.

These popsicles are a swirl of tart, tangy-sweet yogurt and fresh raspberry puree, with a squeeze of lime. They take about 5 minutes to make, and they are SO YUMMY. And healthy. And pretty! Win-win-win.

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I love the flavour of plain, whole milk yogurt, lightly sweetened with a spoonful of sugar. The fat adds body and cuts the tartness of natural yogurt. I despise fat-free. Don’t go there with these pops – they’ll be icy and sour.

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Blackberry Swirl Frozen Yogurt Pops
 
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Makes ten 3-oz popsicles. If you don't have popsicle moulds, BUY SOME! They're so fun. Or use small paper cups instead, or make mini-pops using ice cube trays - you can help the popsicle sticks stay upright by covering the filled cups with a double layer of aluminum foil and stabbing the stick through it to hold it in place.</a>
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1⅔ cups plain whole-milk yogurt
  • ¼ cup + 6 tbsp granulated sugar (approximate), divided
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (from 1 small lime)
Instructions
  1. Combine yogurt and ¼ cup sugar in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds. Taste it for sweetness, adding more to your liking. Transfer mixture to a bowl - if you find it slightly grainy, let it chill in refrigerator for 1 hour until sugar is totally dissolved.
  2. Rinse the blender, then add the blackberries, lime juice and 4 tablespoons of the sugar. Blend until pureed, taste, and add up to 2 tablespoons more sugar if needed. Force the berry puree through a fine-mesh sieve into a second bowl, pressing on the solids to extract as much as possible.
  3. Alternating spoonfuls of the yogurt mixture and blackberry puree, fill the popsicle moulds, leaving about ½ inch of headspace to allow the pops to expand as they freeze. Use a skewer or a paring knife to dip down into each pop and swirl a bit. Insert sticks and transfer to freezer; freeze 4 hours or more before serving.

 

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13 Comments

  1. Warm Vanilla Sugar

    July 10, 2013 3:46 am - Reply

    These are so pretty!! Love how dark and dreamy the blackberries make them!

    • foodess

      July 10, 2013 6:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks! :)

  2. Sandy

    July 10, 2013 7:52 am - Reply

    Looks sooo yummy! Great for the little tots too! Did you have any issues pulling/sliding the popsicles out from the trays?

    • foodess

      July 10, 2013 6:23 pm - Reply

      No problem, just run them under hot water and tug on the stick until the pop releases!

    • foodess

      July 10, 2013 6:24 pm - Reply

      Aw shucks! :o)

  3. Kasey

    July 10, 2013 11:49 am - Reply

    These are so beautiful! I need more recipes to justify my ice pop maker purchase ;)

    • foodess

      July 10, 2013 6:24 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kasey! :)

  4. nora

    July 12, 2013 9:37 pm - Reply

    what is whole-milk yogurt. can i use plain yogurt instead

    • foodess

      July 13, 2013 7:25 pm - Reply

      Yes, plain whole milk yogurt (which is full-fat yogurt, 3.25% milk fat – versus low-fat or nonfat).

      • nora

        July 13, 2013 8:29 pm - Reply

        Thank you! Cant wait to make them :)

  5. Asha Shivakumar

    July 14, 2013 2:24 pm - Reply

    It’s so darn stunning. I would be staring at these forever…

  6. Irina @ wandercrush

    July 15, 2013 4:16 pm - Reply

    Ahhhh how lovely for summer. I love the combination of tangy and sweet and creamy! I’ll have to try these, thanks!