Yogurt 101

This post is a part of a series of 101 ways to enjoy plain yogurt. (Keep scrolling down after you click on link to see the entire list.) For more information about yogurt in general, go to my Yogurt page.

78. Banana Chocolate Chip Popsicles

The chocolate chips, even the mini kind, always sink to the bottom of the popsicle mold. But it’s fun to try to distribute them evenly by adding them last. I’ve thought about replacing them with chocolate sprinkles. But mysteriously, the children actually eat the entire popsicle and not just the chocolaty top. So we’re happy with this snack the way it is.

1 cup plain yogurt
1 ripe banana, pureed
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Stir together the yogurt, banana, and maple syrup in a small mixing bowl. Fill 6 2-ounce popscile molds with the yogurt mixture. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of yogurt mixture. Seal and freeze for 6 hours or overnight. Removing the popsicle from the mold is easier if you run the mold under warm water for 5 seconds.

 

79. Smore Yogurt

The idea for this delightful yogurt treat came from Dina Rose of It’s Not About Nutrition.

My oldest kid has been insisting on eating anything but yogurt for the past couple weeks. I don’t blame her. I’m getting pretty sick of it myself. But the lure of Smore Yogurt proved too much for her this morning and she caved in with abandon.

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 graham cracker, crumbled
2-3 teaspoons chocolate sauce
10-15 mini marshmallows

Place yogurt in a small bowl. Top with graham cracker, marshmallows, and chocolate sauce. Stir it all up and serve.

 

80. Blueberry Lemonade Popsicle

My bet is that you could replace the lemonade concentrate with maple syrup and call it Maple Blueberry Popsicles. I should have gone the more simple route, but the frozen juice concentrate’s siren song was too powerful.

1 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup frozen blueberries, thawed
2 tablespoons lemonade concentrate

Mix the yogurt, blueberries, and lemonade concentrate together in a small bowl with an immersion blender. Distribute yogurt mixture between 6 2-ounce popsicle molds. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight. Removing the popsicle from the mold is easier if you run the mold under warm water for 5 seconds.

Author: Cindy

Born in Charleston. Raised in the Silicon Valley. Live near Hartford, Connecticut with my husband and two children. We have lots of tropical fish.

6 thoughts on “Yogurt 101”

  1. Funny, we just bought yogurt this week (plain and yogurt) and pulled out the popsicle makers to make some new homemade popsicles of our own. We like to put our leftover smoothies into the molds but these look delicious too! Can’t wait to try them-thanks!

  2. I love the banana pops! What a great way to use up leftover bananas! Some variations I use: I tried it with Strawberry fruit spread instead of chocolate chips. Very yummy. Last time I put the whole mixture right in my ice cream maker. My 2 year old loved it!

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