Frozen pops are a big hit in our house. Sometimes we buy them already made, but I prefer to make them myself so I know what’s in them. I was sent some sample of Stonyfield’s newest Organic Greek Yogurt Made with whole milk to try out and I knew that I wanted to make some pops with it. (If you are more of a video person, see below).
B doesn’t drink any milk product or substitute, but she loves it frozen! So knowing I could get some good organic milk in her with a ton of protein, these had to happen. A bonus to using the Greek yogurt is that when it starts to melt, it’s not nearly as drippy as a regular frozen treat on a stick.
What Stonyfield has to say about the newest Greek yogurt:
Our consumers have been asking for whole milk Greek for a long time, and we listened. Split cup design allows you to control your own sugar content. Also the split cup allows us to keep the ingredient list very simple- take a look at the label! For example, the only thing in our honey is… honey. Also overall sugar content is low compared to other Greek yogurts on the shelf – feel free to check that out too.
Since my 7 year old loves to help out in the kitchen, I put her to work. We used the Organic Greek yogurt with whole milk, Beech-Nut just carrots and just apple, raspberry avocado, a Stonyfield tot yogurt that needed to be eaten, spinach (not shown) and frozen mixed berries.
Using the Vitamix blender, we put the spinach in first (we should have also put the mixed berries in first, too)…about 2 cups, frozen.
Then we put the yogurt in with their accompanying flavor. We used one honey, one blueberry and one plain (I think) and the tot yogurt as well. (Really, mix and match what you like here!)
Then we added the “Just Carrots” and “Just apples, raspberries and avocado.” Watch the video to see her face when she opens the carrots. But, really, I need to sneak in veggies whenever I can and with all of the fruit and yogurt flavor, you can’t taste these or the spinach. But, these help with a nice smooth texture.
Remember those frozen mixed berries that should be on the bottom, well, it’s not terrible if you
She blended it up nice and smooth. Give the mix a taste and see if it needs anything. We decided that it was a little tart from the yogurt so I added about a teaspoon of agave nectar to the mix. Honey or maple syrup would also work well.
Then we poured some into these fun silicon sleeves (and then placed them in a cup on the advice of friends for freezing and non-leaking purposes).
We also poured some of the mix in a more traditional frozen pop mold and placed them in the freezer (with their accompanying lid).
The next day (because we started to late that day), we had amazing, vibrantly colored and yummy tasting frozen pops that I was happy to give the girls.
Easy, fun and delicious! Now, they are asking to make all different flavors for the next batch.
Check out the video we made of the process, too!
- 3 containers of Greek Yogurt
- 2 containers of pureed veggies
- 2 cups frozen spinach
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- Blend together.
- Place in molds.
- Freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.