Cool down this summer with these simple, refreshing 4 Ingredient Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles!
Thank you to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council for sponsoring this post! As always, all blueberry-loving opinions are 100% my own.
In the middle of August, it gets pretty hot and humid in South Florida. I’m not a huge fan of extreme heat and on most days, I tend to go from my air conditioned home to my air conditioned car to my air conditioned job! But then there are the days when it’s unavoidable spending long hours outdoors in the sun. Like this past week for example, when we took a little family vacation to Disney World. Hours of walking around the crowded parks in 95 degree weather… it was exhausting! But it was all worth it when I saw the look of love on my daughter Sienna’s face when she got to meet Mickey, Minnie and all of her favorite princesses! I know many of you have been there and can relate!
On hot days like that, there are few things more tempting than a refreshing, ice-cold popsicle. My 4 Ingredient Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles are the perfect tasty treats to cool down with. They’re a little sweet and a little tart, creamy, and absolutely delicious. Plus, they’re really simple to make with only 4 ingredients- blueberries, yogurt, milk and honey. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
The stars of these popsicles are the beautiful blueberries. Their anthocyanin content gives them a lovely blue color that infuses the popsicles with a beautiful pattern. As you may know, I’ve been fortunate to be a spokesperson for the US Highbush Blueberry Council this year. I love blueberries because they’re delicious, nutritious, and so easy to incorporate into a variety of both sweet and savory dishes. Now the Blueberry Council is sharing the blueberry love with an awesome giveaway for my followers! Read on for more details…#AD Check out @foodiephysician's Blueberry Popsicles & enter @blueberry411's $100 gift card giveaway! #blueberrylifeClick To Tweet
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in these popsicles. I always keep a container of blueberries in my fridge and another in my freezer. They’re a great way to indulge your sweet tooth and get a boost of nutrition. Frozen blueberries actually contain the same vitamins and minerals as fresh blueberries because they’re quick-frozen at the peak of ripeness. At only 80 calories per cup, blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of fiber too, which helps keep you feeling full and satisfied.
To make these 4 Ingredient Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles, I simmer the blueberries in a saucepan with a touch of honey until they start to burst and release their juices. Then I stir the blueberries into a mixture of vanilla yogurt and milk. I like to use either whole milk yogurt or reduced fat yogurt rather than nonfat yogurt in this dish because the fat content makes the popsicles creamy and helps prevent them from getting too icy.
If you want the popsicles to have a lovely swirly pattern, then gently stir the blueberry mixture into the yogurt. If you get too enthusiastic, the popsicles will turn purple (but if that happens, don’t worry-they’ll still taste great). Then, simply pour the mixture into popsicle molds, freeze and you’re done. The hardest part is waiting for the popsicles to freeze so that you can try one! A lot of people have asked me about the popsicle molds that I use. HERE is the set that I have- I like the classic, simple look. But you can really use any mold or even paper cups.
So sit back, relax, put your feet up and enjoy the last few weeks of summer with one of these refreshing popsicles. Creamy and sweet with a delightful tanginess- summer never tasted better!
GIVEAWAY TIME!!! I promised you a giveaway, so here it is! The lovely folks at the US Highbush Blueberry Council and I want to know how much you love blueberries! There are several ways to enter below. One winner will be selected to win a $100 Visa gift card to spend however you like! You must be 18 or older to enter, US residents only please. Winner will be chosen on August 24, 2017.
- 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 ½ tablespoons honey
- 2 ½ cups vanilla yogurt (whole milk or reduced fat)
- 4-6 tablespoons milk
- Heat the blueberries and honey together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer several minutes until the blueberries start to burst and release their juices. Mash them a little with a fork leaving some berries whole. Remove from heat and cool.
- Whisk the yogurt and milk together in a bowl. Use just enough milk to thin the yogurt out to a pourable consistency.
- Gently fold the cooled blueberry mixture into the yogurt. To retain a swirly pattern, do not mix it too much (otherwise it will turn purple).
- Pour the mixture into popsicles molds. Place popsicle sticks into the molds, cover, and freeze for a few hours or overnight until solid. Alternatively, if you don’t have popsicle molds, you can use small paper cups.
- To unmold, dip the popsicle molds in warm water and then pull the popsicles out.
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