Tie dye eco ice pops are fun for a kid’s party or anytime you want to make yogurt pops a little more fun.
- 2 cups of your favorite organic vanilla yogurt. I use soy milk yogurt, but you can use any organic yogurt you like.
- Some of your favorite organic fruit.
- 2 + 1/2 tablespoons fresh organic lemon juice for the yogurt.
- 1 tablespoon of fresh organic lemon juice for the fruit.
Yogurt tip: You can use plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt to make these pops. I usually use organic soy vanilla yogurt, but plain would work just as well. If you want to experiment with different flavors, go ahead and try out a fruit flavored yogurt if you like but remember that it will affect the color of your pops.
What does “some of your favorite organic fruit mean?
You’ll need to choose some fruit to puree to make these popsicles. The type of fruit will determine the flavor and color of your finished pops. The color and flavor combinations are endless depending on the fruit you use and you can use more than one fruit puree for extra colorful pops.
I usually grab a handful of whatever fruit I have hanging around. I’ve tried these with a handful of blackberries, peaches, mango, strawberries and more. Although I suggest you use fresh fruit, you can also puree frozen fruit as well.
Make your tie dye pops!
1. Mix 2 and 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice into your yogurt and set it aside.
2. Puree your organic fruit in the blender along with 1 tablespoon of organic lemon juice. If your fruit will not easily puree, add up to 3 tablespoons of water to the blender, one tablespoon at a time. Once you have a thick fruit puree, set it aside. TIP: If using frozen fruit, thaw it out in the microwave before pureeing.
3. Grab your favorite popsicle molds and get them set upright in their stand.
4. Fill each ice pop mold with the yogurt mixture first BUT leave room at the top of the mold for about 2 tablespoons of fruit puree.
5. Place a good sized dollop of fruit puree in your molds (about 1-3 tablespoons of puree) on top of the yogurt. The amount of puree you use will affect the tie dye color of your pops.
6. Use a butter knife, straw or narrow spoon to swirl the fruit around in a tie dye pattern throughout the yogurt.
7. Pop your ice pop handles into the molds.
8. Freeze until solid.
The amount of popsicles you’ll get will vary depending on the size of popsicle molds you use and the amount of fruit puree you add to the yogurt.
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