Let's get started!
Put about 1/2 to 1 tray of ice in your blender.
Add 1 package of strawberries.
Pour in a little sugar. We used about 1/4 Cup, but you can add as much or as little to taste. Obviously, you can omit it altogether to make it even healthier.
Scoop in the yogurt.
Pour in a bit of milk. I didn't measure this, but we filled in the blender until the milk came to just BELOW where the top of the yogurt was.
So it looked like this:
Now, blend it!
Let's make our molds.
First, use a scissors to cut your containers down a little, to whatever size you'd like.
I cut our containers almost in half.
Take the lids and hold a stick up on top, then use your craft knife to cut a small slit, just big enough for the stick.
Do this with all the lids.
Pour your yogurt blend into the molds,
and place the lids on.
Let your little helpers push the sticks through the slit.
And your popsicle looks like so!
Side note: Obviously you can use something like this as well. Someone just gave me these - they're from the dollar store. They're tiny, though, so someone could probably eat all 8 in one sitting.
If you have leftover yogurt blend, it's great in a cup as a smoothy!
Now, stick your molds in the freezer. If you are making a lot at once, you can duct tape your containers together so you can move them all at once.
Freeze your popsicles for AT LEAST 24 HOURS. That's important. It takes yogurt quite a while to freeze and if you remove them from the freezer too soon, the sticks will just pop right out.
Take them out of the freezer and slide the lids off.
Run a knife around the popsicle to loosen it.
Slide the lid back on the stick, wiggle the stick and slowly slide the popsicle out of the mold.
And enjoy your yummy treat!
The lid is just right for catching all those drips!
Perfect for running with,
Or munching while you play...
Easy to hold,
Healthy and yummy...
Sure to brighten your day!
But that's not all! (I sound like a used car salesman) Now you have tons of popsicle sticks laying around - either leftovers from that big bag that you never used, or recycled from popsicles you made. What are you going to do with all those sticks? Throw them away? I think not! Of course you could do the standard popsicle stick projects:
And for those of you mom's out there, the practical and the ambitious:
Everyone loves a good round-up, am I right?
Be expecting some more of those homemade popsicle ideas - I've even improved upon the mold a bit, I think! Stay tuned!