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Homemade Ice Pops

Extend the berry season and freeze your own cool treats this season. Break out the ice pop molds and beat the summer heat with simple recipes for homemade healthy frozen treats. Visit the Co-op’s 2nd floor Mercantile department to browse our selection of ice pop molds and other kitchen accessories.

To start, mix up fresh berries with honey, Greek yogurt, lemon juice and a touch of sugar. Then pour the mixture into molds and freeze. Get creative by adding some fresh herbs into the mix. For example, strawberries and mint are wildly refreshing, or try Raspberries and rosehips. Whip up a Skagit mojito-inspired ice pop with Bow Hill Blueberries, fresh lime juice with a handful of chopped basil leaves.

Berry Yogurt Ice Pops

Recipe from Co+op strongertogether.coop

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries, washed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt

Directions: In a saucepan, bring the berries, sugar, honey and water to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes to dissolve the sugar, remove from heat, and pulse in a food processor until just chunky. Place the mixture into a small bowl and cool it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. Whisk or fold the yogurt and lemon juice into the berry mixture until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture into molds and freeze for at least 5 hours. Run molds under hot water to release the ice pops.

By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.