Not sure about you, but whenever I bought myself a new toy, I mean new cooking toy, I would get all excited to try out new recipes with it. And this time I bought myself quite a fun and dainty little popsicle mold from Zoku. :) Needless to say, I chose an easy recipe to test out this new toy. Plus I have fresh strawberries in the fridge, I made Strawberry Yoghurt mini pops!
These popsicles just reminds me of baby pacifiers haha! Frankly speaking they are the right size for my kids. They come back from school in the afternoon and craving for some cold treats. And what's better then homemade fruit popsicles verses sodas and store bought ice cream. :P These popsicles are so easy to make, even my 10 year old is capable of making them herself!
The only thing that deters me from making popsicles at home last time was unmolding them. Soaking in warm water, leaving it to stand at room temperature which is such a torture when you are so craving for one. Or like me...pull and pull like no tomorrow, oops. :P Sometimes the holding stick just slides out on its own.. -_-" But NOT anymore with Zuko! Yay! These are so easy to remove, just pushing the silicon base and it pops right out~! Ok ok, I bought it from TANGS Orchard basement where all the bakeware is. I believe Vivo branch carries it too. ;) *Excited!*
Ingredients for Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
90 g fresh strawberries
200g Greek Honey Yogurt
50g Strawberry Jam (I use New Zealand brand Anathoth Farm from Coldstorage)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- I had the other ice cream old from Daiso to standby incase I have more to freeze.
- First you wash and slice up ~90g of the berries and place in the blender container. Leave some thin slices of the strawberries for decorations later but it is optional.
- Next add in the strawberry jam. Got this Anathonth Strawberry jam recently and love the intensive flavour and chunky fuit in it.
- Then now add in the greek yogurt and that fresh lemon juice.
- Blend at high speed for a minute.
- Place the thinly sliced starberries in the cavity of the Zuko mold. Then gently pout the puree into it. If you look carefully, you will see where you should fill the puree to. The right level which the stick will be able to grip it.
- Place the sticks over and cover all of the cavity.
- Since these popsicles are smaller, it also means the freezing time is reduced as well. I left it for 2 hours and it was already good to go!
- After two hours, remove from freezer. Then using your thumb, push up the silicon mold to release thepopsicales.
- See! Just a push and it just pops out. Easy peasy right?
Have fun always