Strawberry Basil Yogurt Popsicles
Happy Friday Everyone!
I’m so glad its Friday. It’s been a long week sitting out in the hot sun all afternoon watching the kids in their tennis tournament. Fun stuff! But also hot!
Every night this week, I’ve wished I had more strawberries to make more of these Strawberry Basil Yogurt Popsicles, and every afternoon on the drive back home from the tennis courts, I forgot to buy some.
I bought 6 basil plants in four different types (Italian, lemon, Thai and purple) at the farmers market two weeks ago and saw an idea for popsicles on a blog and had to try it. Mine are a little different, with plain yogurt and everything blended together as one flavor, and a lot of basil. They could’ve had even more I think.
I used a little bit of lightly sweetened yogurt at the top of the popsicles just for a bit of a different look, but you could skip that. My kids loved these, even though my daughter was hesitant and made a face at the thought of basil. I’m having a love affair with basil. I’d probably wear basil perfume. haha. Just kidding.. But mmm, the smell and taste of basil. If you’re not crazy about though, like I am, I didn’t find it overpowering in this recipe. You could cut back or (gasp!) leave it out.
Either way, these make for a very refreshing and easy to make treat!! I hope you enjoy them!
Check my previous post for how to make the Simple Syrup I used here. I think next time I might try a basil simple syrup for these.
Check below for the printable recipe and let me know if you try this!
- ½ pint of strawberries
- 1 cup plain Greek style yogurt
- 6 basil leaves
- Simple syrup, to taste
- Blend strawberries and basil together in food processor or blender.
- Add yogurt and blend, then add simple syrup to taste. I used about a teaspoon or so.
- Pour into popsicle mold and freeze for a few hours, or until ready.
Strawberry Yogurt Basil Pops
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