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kids smashing berries for frozen dessert popsPack some protein and antioxidants into this pretty and tasty dessert for kids! Start preparing the night before, or early in the morning to allow for time to strain the yogurt – this step makes the final product creamier and less icy (although I have made pops like this and skipped this step, and they are still good)!

Let your kids get a little wild by putting them in charge of smashing the berries! Place the berries in a sealable plastic bag and give your kids an assortment of “smashing” tools such as a rolling pin, potato masher, or ice mallet. I did this activity outside, for obvious reasons. Luckily no bags broke (and no fingers, either)!

kids dessert frozen berry pops

I used ½ cup of sugar to sweeten the yogurt. If your strawberries are very sweet, you could get away with a little less sugar, but unless your kids love plain yogurt you do need at least a little bit to counteract the tartness.

You can freeze the final product in ice cube trays, Popsicle molds, Dixie cups, and/or put in an ice cream maker.  

 

Description:

DIY Berry Frozen Yogurt Pops for Kids

 

Ingredients:

  • One 32oz. Container Plain Yogurt (I used nonfat)
  • 2 cups berries, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Directions:

  1. Strain yogurt in refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight by placing in a strainer lined with cheesecloth.
  2. Mash berries either by hand or in a food processor.
  3. Combine sugar, lemon juice and sugar and let sit in refrigerator for an hour.
  4. Mix strained yogurt, berry mixture, and vanilla together.
  5. Spoon into ice cube tray, or whatever mold you choose, and add stick (the yogurt is thick enough it just stands up). If you use an ice cream maker, process for 15 minutes, or until thickened.
  6. Freeze

Enjoy!

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