Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles (+ a nifty trick)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

This past few weeks were all about strawberries over here. Every single shopping list started and ended with them. The reason? Well, I’m trying to savour every little gem of this magical season...

Anyway, Molly has been my go-to person for easy, simple, hearty recipes and her strawberry yogurt mix became our indulgent treat, while sitting barefoot on the balcony trying to catch the last glimpses of the sun and chatting about life.

She has also some of the niftiest tips and tricks too. For example, did you know that adding a bit of vodka to your frozen goodies will help keep the pops from freezing too hard and eliminates the formation of ice in the mix without interfering with their fresh fruity flavour? This way you will end up with a smoother, creamier and even more indulgent treat. Win-win!

So don't think twice about it, just get some strawberries on your way home from work and treat yourself, just because...Deal?

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
(Recipe via and adapted from Orangette. Original recipe from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz. Makes about 8-9 popsicles, depending on the size of your moulds)

Ingredients:
- 1 generous pound (about 500 grams) fresh strawberries, rinsed
- 2/3 cup (130 grams) coconut sugar (you can use other sugars as well)
- 2 teaspoons vodka
- 1 cup (240 grams) plain whole-milk yogurt

Trim the green leaves from the strawberries, and quarter them. Toss them in a bowl with the sugar and vodka, and stir until the sugar begins to dissolve. Set aside at room temperature for about an hour. Scrape the strawberries and their liquid into the blender, add the yogurt and process until smooth. Divide the mixture among popsicle moulds, and freeze until hard. Ta-dah!

Do you like strawberries? What’s your favourite way to eat them?

P.S: Also, the 5-minute strawberry chia jam and this gelato recipe.
P.P.S: Plus, don't forget to use your strawberry tops instead of binning them:)

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vodka you say, I'm trying this

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a lovely treat! Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

Thanks for the vodka tip! I like to freeze my smoothie bowls a bit but sometimes I forget them in the freezer too long and they're totally hard but I'm totally going to try a tsp of vodka.

Jacqueline Howett said...

I drink coconut water, and mix coconut milk in my smoothies, but coconut sugar is a new one on me.

Elsa de Diego said...

Great idea! Love all things Strawberry, or all things 'berry' for that matter. XO

Diana Mieczan said...

Anonymous, it works so well!

Diana Mieczan said...

Rowena, my pleasure:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Jill, mmm I totally want a smoothie bowl now:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Jacqueline, it's a great healthy alternative:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Elsa, same here!

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