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kidspopFew things are better than an ice-cold popsicle on a hot summer day!  I have vivid memories from my childhood running around through the sprinkler and various neighbors’ yards enjoying the summer sun.  At that age, having a messy red ring around your mouth from that popsicle is a sign of a happy summer day!

As wonderful as they are, store-bought popsicles can contain a lot of added sugar and they can also be pricey.  Have you ever thought of making your own popsicles? That way, you have more control over the ingredients, and it’s much less expensive!  If you have popsicle molds that’s great – but you can also use small paper cups with plastic spoons instead.  So get those napkins ready since we all know how messy popsicles can be!

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles (6 Servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup 100% fruit juice of choicepop
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries (or other cut  fruit)
  • 6 3-oz. paper cups
  • 6 plastic spoons or popsicle sticks
  • Tin foil

Directions:

  1. Whisk the juice and yogurt together in a small container.
  2. Evenly pour the mixture into the paper cups.
  3. Add a few pieces of sliced strawberries or other fruit to each cup.
  4. Insert the popsicle stick or spoon in the center of the cup with a piece of tin foil over the top to hold it in place.
  5. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

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Nutrition Education Specialist for the Massachusetts WIC Program

Nutrition Education Specialist for the Massachusetts WIC Program

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