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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Homemade Yogurt Pops

This DIY post is kid approved!
Homemade Yogurt Pops are fun, delicious and healthy.

*This post does contain affiliate links

homemade yogurt pops (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Sometimes I think I deprive my kids.

I don't buy them Lunchables.  Or sugary crap cereals.  Or Pop Tarts.  Or even juice.  Please don't feel sorry for them.  They eat well.  I make plenty of desserts around this house for them to not feel out-of-the-loop, they just tend to be homemade.

Just today I made a big 'ol batch of blueberry pancakes and on Sunday the kids and husband made ME a boxed yellow cake with the most delicious canned chocolate frosting {hey, sometimes it's just easy}, so it is not like we aren't eating our fair share of sugar.

But I do get the occasional, "Moooooooooom, so and so had a juice box in their lunchbox today!". That comes from my kindergartner.  Or, "Moooooooooooom, why don't you buy Oreos for my lunch?"

I just can't do it.  I can't get myself to buy the stuff.  Not that I don't let them eat it.  They do. In fact, I do like the convenience of it all, I just can't seem to put it in my grocery cart, unless it is a very special occasion.

So.  I was feeling sorry for my kids about a month ago.  My preschooler asked why we never have popsicles in the house.  I didn't really have an answer to give her other than, we just got out of winter and it hadn't crossed my mind.  Plus, they are not something I ever crave.

So like any typical American I hopped on Amazon and searched about making my own, because I can never do anything easy.

homemade yogurt pops (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I remembered my friend Kristen writing a post at least a year back about making her own kiddie pops and finding some reusable bags on Amazon {because you know you can find anything there}.

These bags are pretty awesome!

You can purchase 36 Zipzicle resuable popsicle bags for just $6.99.  It really is quite a steal. I've made two batches so far and they've worked awesome.  Having a skinny funnel or a turkey baster to fill them is almost necessary though...I will say my 6 year old and I may have got in a bickering match trying to fill them without.

Just saying.

Until he said, "Mom, don't you have something to FILL THEM WITH?"

Ha.  He's smarter than me.

homemade yogurt pops (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

My kids have asked for one of these each day since I made them for their after school snack. Now that the weather is finally warmer, it truly does feel like popsicle weather!

Plus, I can tell them to eat them outside and I get a good 10 minutes of reprieve....

I made two versions, but really you can make whatever flavor your kids {and you!} like.  With a bag of frozen cherries in my freezer I made a Cherry Yogurt Pop and I had some fresh pineapple to use up along with a brown banana so that batch became a Pineapple Banana version {my favorite}.

If you have kids, you've got to purchase these Zipzicle bags and make these for your kids this summer.

Homemade Yogurt Pops

Print this Recipe!

2 c. fresh or frozen fruit
1 c. plain Greek yogurt
2 T. honey
splash of milk

1.  In a blender combine the fruit, yogurt, honey and a splash of milk.  Blend on high until all pureed and combined.
2.  Using a small mouthed funnel or turkey baster carefully fill the Zipzicle bags and seal.  Lay flat on a baking sheet and place in the freezer to freeze.
3.  Once frozen take off the baking sheet and keep in the freezer until ready to eat.
4.  After eating one, rinse out the bag with warm soapy water and place over a drying rack to dry.
5.  Each batch makes between 6-8 yogurt pops.

homemade yogurt pops (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Have you found any other fun Amazon products I need to try?

I'm all ears!

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