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DIY Popsicles

Jul 13

Written by: Dr. David Chen
7/13/2018 2:54 PM  RssIcon

Popsicles are not only a great treat during hot summer days, they can also be soothing on sore gums. Have you tried making your own popsicles before? It's very easy and fun! You can customize your own flavors, and the finished product has no added sugar, compared to store-bought treats. give these a try and let us know how they turn out!

 

Blackberry Lemon Popsicles
2/3 cup lemon juice plus zest from lemon
2 1/2 cups vanilla greek yogurt
2 1/2 cups blackberries
2 1/2 cup mixed berry Greek yogurt

 

  1. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together lemon juice, zest, and vanilla yogurt, set aside.
  2. Puree blackberries and mixed berry yogurt, set aside.
  3. Layer the popsicles as follows; 1 tablespoon lemon, 1 tablespoon blackberry, repeat. Swirl layers if desired.
  4. Gently tap the molds on the countertop to remove any air bubbles. Insert the popsicle sticks, and then freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
 
Orange Mango Coconut Popsicles

4 cups mango divided

2 cup unsweetened coconut milk whisked and divided

3 tablespoons orange juice

3 tablespoons honey

    1. Puree 3 cups mango slices, 1 1/2 cup coconut milk, orange juice and honey.
    2. Cut the remaining 1 cup mango slices into 1/4 inch cubes. Evenly divide them among the popsicle molds.
    3. Add 3 tablespoons of mango coconut mixture, gently tapping mold on the counter to make sure liquid fills in the diced mango spaces.
    4. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut milk, or until the mold is filled. Insert the popsicle sticks, and then freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

 

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