Friday, April 28, 2017

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Popsicles

It's a two-recipes-in-one-week kind of week!

Earlier this week, Ryan and I set off to IKEA after Mops. My mom was home with Natalie so it was just me and Ryan running a few errands together- I can't remember the last time I had time with just my big boy! We went to pick up a rug for baby girls' room, but while we were there, we found these popsicle molds and knew we had to grab them!
They are $1.99 for a pack of 6 and come in these two color combinations. Why we only picked up one set, I have no idea, but we will surely be heading back for at least one more set because we had so much fun making these treats and already have a list of other flavors we want to try!

Leaving IKEA with our rug and a few other goodies we found along the way.

So later that day, after the kiddos woke up from nap, we set to making our first round of homemade popsicles together. Ryan picked Strawberry Banana Yogurt Popsicles for our first flavor to try.

1 cup vanilla yogurt (I used Stonyfield Organic "Smooth & Creamy" with whole milk, but any vanilla yogurt should work just fine)
1 large banana (or 2 smaller ones)
1/4 cup chopped strawberries
4-5 whole strawberries with green leaves cut off

(Popsicle molds should be at room temperature before assembling.)

Place yogurt, bananas, and whole strawberries in the blender. Blend until smooth.

Spray the inside of each mold with cooking spray.
 Evenly divide chopped strawberries and place in the bottom of each mold. Pour yogurt mixture from blender into each popsicle mold- leaving a little space on the top for the lid/base of the mold.

Insert the base of the mold that has the stick. Place in freezer for at least 8 hours.

When you're ready to eat the popsicles, take the molds and run them under hot water while squeezing the sides gently. After about 10 seconds of doing this, you should be able to pull the popsicle right out.

Ours weren't quite ready for us to enjoy as an after-dinner treat, so we decided to make our first popsicle tasting extra exciting and eat them for breakfast the next morning. Natalie was still asleep, so she'll get to enjoy her first one tonight!

Happy Friday, friends! Hope y'all have a great weekend!


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