Saturday, June 25, 2011

melon berry ice pops

Summer is the best. I always dreaded the summer growing up in Arizona but now that I live somewhere with beautiful summer weather I'm all about it! I especially love the summer fruit selections since peaches and berries are my ultimate favorites. When I saw this recipe for melon berry ice pops in Everyday Food I knew I had to try it. I did and - hello! - so good, you guys! William liked it too and we enjoyed them on our patio while we watched the birds and geckos in our backyard as William splashed his toys in the paddling pool.
1 cup fresh raspberries
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt (I like Fage best)
1/2 cataloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into large pieces (about 2 cups)

Blend raspberries and 1/3 cup sugar until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a 2-cup measuring cup, pressing on solids. Discard solids. Whisk in 2 Tablespoons yogurt.

Blend cantaloupe with remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into another measuring cup, pressing on solids. Discard solids. Whisk in 6 Tablespoons yogurt. Fix 6 popsicle molds halfway with raspberry mixture, then top with cantaloupe mixture. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid.

5 comments :

  1. yum!!! those look mighty good...:-)

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  2. I have never met you though I've been blog stalking you for a while - and I have to say these are the cutest pictures in the world!!!!

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  3. I agree with Micha about the pics! And I HAVE to make these. (because i live in AZ and the summers scare me too.)

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  4. Love it! The pics and the popcicle! Will is SO cute! My little guy just turned two and now I know what I'm going to make him for a special treat :)

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  5. Adorable pics :D He's getting so big!

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