On Memorial Day our nation comes together with family and friends to honor our country’s finest heroes. For our family gathering this Memorial Day I made Patriotic Ice Pops inspired by a Martha Stewart (love her!) recipe. I loved the idea of Martha’s Firecracker Ice Pops because the recipe includes yogurt, blueberries, and strawberries- thumbs up for a healthy treat! I tweaked the recipe and made it my own by eliminating the sugar, swapping out the strawberries for luscious cherries, and using organic fruit and yogurt. I love the taste and natural sweetness of pure fruit so I just pureed the cherries and blueberries on their own. Instead of plain yogurt I used plain Greek yogurt and added a bit of this local honey and this local vanilla to give it a subtle sweetness. The result was a hit! I also think I just discovered a clever frozen breakfast treat- fruit and yogurt breakfast pops!! I believe my cherry blossoms would agree!
Here’s how I made the ice pops-
First I Pureed 1½ cups each of blueberries and pitted cherries.
Then, I layered the pureed cherries, 16oz plain Greek yogurt (with vanilla extract and honey added to taste), and pureed blueberries into popsicle molds, gave them a little swirl, and froze them for a couple of hours.