Yogurt Popsicles are a fantastic and healthful hot-weather treat. Made with cool and creamy yogurt. Two variations include strawberry flavored and chocolate popsicles.
3 cups plain nonfat yogurt
2/3 cup sugar free strawberry syrup
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
6 paper cups
6 wooden popsicle sticks
Blend yogurt and syrup. Lightly mash strawberries with a fork or potato masher.
Place paper cups in a muffin tin. Divide the yogurt equally between the paper cups. Add and equal amount of the mashed strawberries to each cup. freeze until slushy, about 30 minutes. Insert a wooden treat stick into each cup for a handle. Freeze until firm. Peel off paper cups before eating. (Once frozen, store popsicles in a self-sealing plastic bag.)
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories: 126; Total Fat:: >trace; Saturated Fat: 0.1g; Carbohydrates: 24g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 98mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 8g
Calories from fat: 2 percent
Exchanges: 2 carbohydrate (1 fruit, 1 skim milk)
Chocolate Yogurt Popsicles
8 ounces plain nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup sugar-free cocoa mix
4 6-ounce paper cups
In a bowl, combine yogurt and cocoa mix. Mix well. Spoon into paper cups and set the cups in a muffin tin. Insert a wooden popsicle stick in the middle of each cup. Freeze solid. To serve peel away the paper cup and eat at once. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories: 66; Total Fat: trace; Saturated Fat: 0g; Carbohydrates: 10g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 132mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 6g; Calories from fat: 5%; Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (skim milk)
Popsicles: Past & Present
The first commercial popsicles had birch sticks. Today, most popsicle sticks are still made of birch.