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Within the past week the temperature has really gone up. I was just complaining to my husband that it was still so chilly for May last week, then BOOM! This week the temperature has been in the high 80s/90s. When the weather heats up, one thing my oldest starts asking for every time we go to the grocery store is ice pops. You know the ones, the bright colored, full of I don’t know what, ice pops. Don’t get me wrong I buy them here and there but where’s the fun in that? I’d rather make my own ice pops and it’s much easier than you think. Plus you can really customize them to your tastes and liking. Like these Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles. They’re made with only a few ingredients like fresh strawberries and yogurt with no added sugar.
Two years ago, when I was still pregnant, we went to Disneyland and I had the most amazing strawberry fruit pop. It had only 3 or 4 ingredients and it was the most amazing, refreshing thing I had the entire trip. I craved those popsicles throughout the remainder of my pregnancy so I created my own and have been making homemade fruit pops regularly since. It’s also an easy way to get the kids in the kitchen helping you cook. Ry loves helping me make them and the baby, well for now, she enjoys playing with the bowls and spoons.
Another great thing about making your own is being able to create your own flavor combinations. If you have a picky eater, you could even hid veggies in there. The possibilities are endless and the results are always delicious.
My youngest has been eating solid foods for awhile now but she still loves her baby food and I love coming up with fun ways to serve it to her. I quickly learned that baby food is not just for babies. You can easily adapt recipes to include some of baby’s favorites just like I did in these Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles. Yup! You read that right. I used baby cereal in these popsicles and they were absolutely delicious. Baby cereal is not just for babies, it makes a great recipe substitute.
I used Nestle Gerber Oatmeal Cereal, one of four different varieties available at Walmart: Oatmeal Cereal Single-Grain, Multigrain Cereal, Oatmeal Banana Cereal and Lil’ Bits Oatmeal Banana Strawberry. There’s a flavor for just about any recipe you’d want to create. Each serving has Vitablocks®, a blend of six B Vitamins, Vitamins E and C, iron, zinc and calcium, so I feel good about sneaking it in these popsicles.
There’s no added sugar in this recipe making these popsicles a healthier choice than what I can buy in the store and they’re something I don’t mind giving, even the little one, on a hot day.
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- ¼ cup of fresh (or canned) pineapple chunks
- 2 cups strawberry yogurt
- ¼ milk
- ¼ Gerber Oatmeal Cereal
- Wash strawberries and cut in half. Place in a blender with pineapple chunks and puree. Set aside.
- In a small bowl mix yogurt, milk and Gerber Oatmeal Cereal until combined.
- In a popsicle mold, layer strawberry puree and yogurt until the mold is full.
- Insert popsicle sticks and freeze 2-3 hours until frozen.
My whole family enjoyed these Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles after dinner last night and they were so refreshing and great way to beat the heart.
Especially the little one. She loved them and has already tried more than once to open the freezer to get more. I can’t wait to try some other different flavor combinations this summer. If you want other recipe inspiration, be sure to follow #CookingWithGerber on social media to see the other delicious recipe ideas being shared!
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