Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My "famous" yoghurt pops

I'm not a lover of ice-cream.

I know, it's weird. But there are about 10 other things I'd rather have for dessert first (anything apple!). I do like custard over ice-cream....

Interestingly, the only time I really crave ice-cream is in the dead of winter. It happens so infrequently that we never buy a tub of ice-cream; we just go past Steers or KFC and get soft-serve cones.

So in summer I make yoghurt pops for the kids.



It uses yoghurt just as you buy it in the tub - I like flavours like berry, strawberry or apricot. I'm going to make some caramel ones soon too.

I used to put these into the ice lolly moulds but then I saw something on (I think) a cup of Jo that triggered my thinking.

The lady put ice-cream sticks into water ice blocks for her baby to suck on. Good idea and it gets them used to enjoying water (!) as a cold treat in summer. I feel slightly cross that I didn't think of this myself.

ANYWAY. I made some yoghurt pops in ice trays with the ice-cream sticks. These are the ones I mentioned here.

I love the snack size and we've been having them after supper as our dessert. I will make the standard ice-lolly ones too for when the kids are playing outside properly, but these work really well to cool them down quickly and as a little treat. Pics here of the standard yoghurt pops.



I bought about a million ice-cream sticks - okay probably 50-100? - at Westpack for R12,95... and I'm washing them to reuse! Let's call it "green" instead of "cheap".

Method
  1. Put a dollop of yoghurt in each ice cube section, insert an ice-cream stick and pop into the freezer.
  2. Warning for the perfectionists - the sticks won't be at perfect 90 degree angles and that's okay. Right? Seriously, the kids won't care and neither should you :)

Enjoy!

Tell me about a good idea you're using at your house these days.

11 comments:

  1. I do the fruit lolly. I puree fruit like you would baby food...like apple, pear, strawberries, bananas, add a bit of juice if you want sweeter. I like these because they do not drip when they melt.

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    1. now that sounds good... for me!

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  2. Definitely healthier than ice cream. I got a lolly mold would usually use fruit juices to make ice lollies. Works perfect for the ice-chewing me . i wonder if it would be nice if I use plain yoghurt!

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    1. you won't know until you try :)

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  3. Hmm looks great. We make crayons in silicon molds in the oven from little bits of crayons. The kids enjoy it so much and we recycle

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    1. I've done that once! I must take a few pics and put them up on the blog.

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  4. I am addicted to ice cream, I can literally eat it everyday if I could - it is my one huge downfall in keeping my weight under control. We use use our ZOKU lolly maker a LOT in summer.

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    1. LOL my mother also likes icecream :)

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  5. One of my friend suggested buying one of those six pack and just putting a spoon through the lid of each one and freezing..... works well but this will be better. They are smaller and wont mess as much.

    I will try that this summer.

    Pamela

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    1. I do that when we go on holiday... with the 75 ml kid yoghurts :)

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  6. oh gosh, had I read this before Sunday, I would not have had ice creams haha!! This is a cool idea, I shall try it!

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