KCC Red, White and Blue Freeze Pops

by Jodie Fitz

4 PICS paper coated 5 oz. cups

4 Wooden craft sticks

10-12 fresh strawberries, medium to large, washed

1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed
4 tablespoons PICS honey

1 teaspoon PICS vanilla extract
10 oz. PICS Greek vanilla yogurt

Cut the greens off the strawberries, and place into a mini chopper or food processor, along with 2 tablespoons of honey and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Puree. Evenly distribute the strawberry mixture into four paper coated cups. Place the cups in the freezer for 1 hour.

Remove the cups from the freezer and evenly cover the strawberry puree with 10 oz. Greek vanilla yogurt. Add a wooden stick to the center of each cup. Return to the freezer for an additional hour.

Combine the blueberries, 2 tablespoons honey and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract in a mini chopper or food processor and puree. 

Evenly add the blueberry puree to each cup. Return cups to the freezer for several hours or overnight before serving.

Note:  This recipe makes 4 freeze pops.

Cups and Craft Sticks:  You can locate the 5 oz. coated paper cups in the paper aisle, and the craft sticks in the school supply aisle at your local Price Chopper/Market 32.

Cooking with Kids: Every recipe is filled with life skills that encourage children’s confidence in the kitchen. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe:

  1. Following directions
  2. Mini chopper/food processor use and safety
  3. Cutting and knife safety
  4. Pureeing 
  5. Layering
  6. Freezing
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I love homemade freeze pops!  They are easy, creative and delicious to make.  July is one of my favorite times to pull out my Creamy Blueberry Freeze Pops, whip them up and keep a fresh batch in the freezer to snack on in the hot weather.

These freeze pops have a triple layer of flavor to savor while enjoying them for a summer cool down.  They are packed with fresh blueberries and made with a base of Greek yogurt.

Making freeze pops is a great way to spend time with the kiddos in the kitchen and make memories as you complete a recipe together.  It’s a also a great recipe to make without turning on the oven.

Creamy Blueberry Freeze Pops by Jodie Fitz

 12 oz. Greek vanilla yogurt

1 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries

1/2 of a lime

2 tablespoons honey

 4 – 5 oz. paper cups

 4 wooden craft sticks

 Makes 4 pops

Rinse the blueberries.  Divide the blueberries by measuring and placing 3/4 cup of blueberries into a bowl and the remaining 3/4-cup of blueberries into a mini chopper, food processor or blender. Chop the 3/4-cup of blueberries until they are finely chopped.

Divide the yogurt into two bowls, 6 oz. in each.

Extract the juice from the lime using either citrus squeezer or your hands.  It will yield approximately 1 tablespoon of lime juice.  Divide the lime juice, approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons, into each bowl of yogurt.  

Add 1 tablespoon of honey into each bowl of yogurt.

Add the chopped blueberries into one of the bowls of yogurt.  Fold the ingredients together in each bowl using separate spatulas or spoons.  Keep the two yogurt mixtures separate.

Line up your paper coated cups. 

Layer One:  Evenly distribute the vanilla mixture into the cups. 

Layer Two:  Evenly distribute the whole blueberries into each of the cups.

Layer Three:  Evenly distribute the blueberry yogurt mixture into each of the cups.

Add a wooden craft stick into the center of each cup.  Place the cups into the freezer and freeze overnight.

More on making these Creamy Blueberry Freeze Pops

Greek Yogurt:  Use your favorite.  Mine is currently the Cabot Vanilla Bean located in the dairy aisle of your local Price Chopper/Market 32 stores.

Removing the Cup:  Remove the cup from the freeze pop by simply snipping the edge of the cup and peeling it from the cup.  DO NOT wet the outside to remove it, the yogurt will melt quicker.

Wooden Craft Sticks:  These can typically be found at your local Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets in the school supply aisle or a craft store.

Can you use freeze pop molds?  YES!  It may make more or less pops depending on the mold and size.

Saving the extras:  If you have extra pops, simply keep them in the freezer in a snap and seal style freezer storage bag.  Keep them in the cups until you are ready to use them.

Lessons with making Creamy Blueberry Freeze Pops for Kids:

  • Measuring
  • Folding
  • Chopping
  • Extracting lime juice
  • Following directions
  • Making freeze pops
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