This frosty, sweet treat your kids will love!
- 1 15-ounce can of your favorite fruit packed in water, juice or light syrup.
- 2 5- to 6-ounce containers of low-fat vanilla or plain yogurt (or plain or vanilla Greek style yogurt)
- Knife for cutting fruit
- Cutting board
- Medium or large bowl to hold all ingredients
- Large spoon for mixing ingredients
- 8 3-ounce paper cups
- 9 plastic spoons
- Drain the water, juice or syrup out of the canned fruit.
- On the cutting board, cut the fruit into small bite-sized pieces.
- Combine the fruit and yogurt in a medium or large bowl.
- Use one of the small plastic spoons to pour this mixture into 8 small paper cups, and put them in the freezer.
- After about a half hour, (when everything starts to freeze), push the plastic spoons in the pops to make a popsicle handle.
- Freeze them for 3-4 hours, or until the pops are solid.
- Remove the cup from the freezer to serve. Do this by placing the bottom of the cup under hot running water for 20 seconds. Then, peel off the paper cup.
- Try Greek yogurt.
- Use plain low-fat yogurt. Sweeten it with half the juice from the fruit can.
- Add zing with a squeeze of lemon juice.
- If you have a blender, skip cutting the fruit, and blend all of these ingredients together.
- You can serve this recipe like ice cream! Pour the mixture into a container, cover it, and freeze for 3-4 hour or until firm. Thaw for 10 minutes, and scoop it out!
- If you select sugar-free yogurt or canned fruits in water for this recipe, be aware that it has artificial sweeteners which are not recommended for kids.
- For a tasty drink, save the leftover fruit juice to mix with other juices.
- Buy 1 large container of yogurt, you will get more for your money.
- Frozen fruit works in the recipe too!
This recipe contains milk.
*If you are allergic to milk-based yogurt; try soy, almond, or coconut-based yogurt.
Cut Down on Choking:
For kids 2- 4 years old, serve food in the following ways:
- Puree, blend or mash all ingredients in this recipe. Firm, smooth, or slippery foods like canned fruit can slide down kids’ throat before chewing.