Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

Nicolette van Niekerk
We’ve had a few “hot” and definitely warmer days here in Cape Town the past month, so when it came to entertaining the kids over the holidays, we all had fun making these. For these Blueberry Frozen Yogurt popsicles, I made my own berry coulis and used frozen berries inside them. 
It’s a great alternative to ice cream for kids and full of flavour too. If you don’t have popsicle moulds then an ice cube tray would also do the trick! I used a plain, lactose-free yogurt but any kind can be used and flavoured with berries. With my next post, I’ll include a Rooibos and Rose flavoured Tea popsicle. 

Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles


Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

Ingredients:
For the Coulis
500g Frozen Blueberries
50g Castor Sugar
30ml Lemon Juice
100ml Water

Method: 
1. To a saucepan, and on medium heat ,add the frozen blueberries, castor sugar, lemon juice and water. Stir until the sugar is melted.  
2. Lower the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until all the fruit has cooked through and sauce reduced. It will be a thick substance which means the pectin from the fruit was released and allowed the sauce to thicken. 
4. Allow to cool down completely before used. 
5. It can be used over pastries, pies, ice cream, cookies, inside Macarons. The list is endless. 

Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles


For the Yogurt Popsicles (Makes 4)
400ml Milk
250ml Yogurt (low fat / full fat/ lactose-free ) Plain or flavoured, depending on the size of the moulds used
Handful of Frozen Mixed Berries
Medium sized wooden popsicle sticks. 

Method: 
1. Blend milk and yogurt together. 
2. Add berries to the mixture. Try to keep some whole so they may be revealed later. 
3. Swirl in some of the Berry Coulis from the recipe above. 
4. Add the sticks. Freeze for 2-3 hours. 

Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles



*If you have fruit juice. Add frozen berries to the mould and topup with any kind of juice. This is a super easy and a fun way to keep everyone hydrated this summer!