My ice pop making obsession continues despite the June gloom hovering over San Diego. Normally I love the weather in San Diego, but not during June gloom. Last month we were enjoying sunny, mid 70s weather. Now it’s June and the skies are gray, the wind is kicking up and the temperatures have cooled considerably.
I’m still pretending it’s summer and warm by making lots and lots of popiscles. My latest idea was to create a blueberry swirl popsicle. I made them healthier by using fresh blueberries and fat free yogurt.
They are easy to make though the swirl portion was harder to create than I thought. It’s quite hard to swirl around the blueberry mixture within the narrow confines of the ice pop mold.
I still like how these taste though. To bring out the vibrant purple-blue of the berries, I heated them first with some sugar to bring out the juices. Otherwise, your blueberry swirls will be a gray-blue. I loved biting into the sweet blueberry sections of the yogurt bar, which still have a little blueberry juice inside.
If you like popsicles, you might like my strawberry cheesecake ice pops, too.
Blueberry Swirl Yogurt Ice Pops
- 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- Mix yogurt and 1/4 cup sugar in blender until smooth. You may want to add more sugar depending on preference. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, put in blueberries and sprinkle 2 tbsp sugar on top. Blueberries will begin to bubble and some will burst. Cook until sugar is melted and the majority of berries have burst, stirring constantly.
- Add in some yogurt to the bottom of the ice pop molds. Add in a layer of cooked blueberries with the blueberry syrup that has developed from the berry juice. Repeat with yogurt and then again with blueberries until you reach the top of the molds. Freeze for several hours or overnight. Remove ice pops according to manufacture instructions.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.