Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Smashed Berry-Lime-Coconut Yogurt Ice Pops



At long last! a new recipe. :) I put these smashed berry, lime, and coconut yogurt ice pops together when I discovered a huge number of berries sitting in my refrigerator that needed to be eaten before I left for BlogHer Food in Seattle. Wasted berries are so sad! Also in my fridge sat an open can of coconut milk from a project that I'll post about in the coming weeks or so, and on my counter, there sat a bag of limes (there seems to always be random bags of citrusfruit scattered all about every room in the house!). Thankfully, these ingredients--mixed with a tub of thick Greek yogurt--go together like one creamy dream.


These ice pops are a wee bit tart from the combination of tangy yogurt, berries, and lime juice (mellowed a bit by the coconut milk), and they are not very sweet at all, which makes them perfect for sneaking out of the freezer for breakfast on a hot summer morning. To be fair, yogurt+berries are a socially accepted form of breakfast, and I actually think this frozen version would taste really good dipped in a crunch of cornflakes! I won't tell anyone that you ate popsicles for breakfast if you don't tell on me. ;P


With that, I'm off to Seattle. Any recommendations for must-visit eateries, drinkeries, ice cream parlors, and sights? I haven't been to Seattle since elementary school (and one day in high school when we were passing through to Alaska), so I'm quite excited. Please leave any recs you might have in the comments--they will be put to good use! :)


Read on for recipe....


Smashed Berry, Lime, and Coconut Yogurt Ice Pops
makes about 8 medium-sized ice pops

8 oz mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries, olallieberries, etc.)
juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed
3½ Tbspn sugar
16 oz Greek yogurt
1/2 cup + 2 Tbspn coconut milk (with cream)
big pinch of salt

1. Mix together the berries, lime juice, and 1 Tbspn of sugar. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then mash roughly with a fork. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, coconut milk (with cream), 2 1/2 Tbspn of sugar, and salt. Fold in the berries — juice and all — but make sure to leave streaks.
3. Fill ice pop molds and freeze for about 30 minutes to an hour, then insert ice pop sticks halfway. Freeze until solid — about 4 hours or overnight.
4. To unmold, dip the popsicle molds in running water or leave out for a few minutes.

Note on coconut milk: make sure to stir together the cream and milk in the coconut milk before using.


Enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. Looks amazing. Love the berry addition to lime + coconut.

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  2. Phuoc'n DeliciousJune 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Oh what I'd do for a popsicle now... It's freezing down here (Australia) and it makes me sad that I can't have one of these now. They look great, will have to try making then when it gets warmer

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  3. You would love Molly Moon's Ice Cream - really unique flavors (lavender honey, etc)

    I highly recommend Red Mill for burgers, and Paseo for Caribbean food (so popular there isn't even a sign on the restaurant). Have fun in this cloudy city - hopefully there will be a little sun b/c it's beautiful here when it's clear! 

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  4. I love popsicles, and the photos are lovely.

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  5. Yum!!

    Most definitely visit Canon for drinks and light dinner. Jamie Boudreau is a wonderful host and fantastic bartender, as is Murray S. There is a very tasty French bistro just off of Pike Place Market that does a fantastic brunch. Black Bottle and Spur are also awesome for dinner and drinks. Have fun!

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  6. Ugh, I love your photos so much! And this recipe looks so good, I want to run out to the shops and pick up some berries Right Freaking Now!

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  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla SugarJune 7, 2012 at 4:41 AM

    These look absolutely fabulous! Awesome recipe!

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  8. These look fantastic!  Hope to try them soon.  Don't miss Vivace espresso, Essential Bakery for sweets and Via Tribunali for the best Italian pizza I've ever had in the states.

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  9. I always crave ice cream on the coldest days. Indulge!

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  10. Check out serious pie in downtown Seattle. A-MA-zing pizza!

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  11. I love the idea of eating them for breakfast! Much to all my friends' surprise, I'm not really a greek yogurt fan, but I LOVE frozen yogurt. I think this is going to be made in the near future!

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  12. I just found your blog and I love it! Your photos are so beautiful!

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  13. Oh wow .... berries , summer..... I miss you!

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  14. Here's a link to a post I wrote about some of my fav place in Seattle http://mmmmsugar.com/2011/06/27/a-trip-to-seattle/

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  15. Rocky Mountain WomanJune 8, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    I need to make these for my grand kids!  They are soooo pretty....

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  16. I love coconut in any form. I was huge addict to Bounty chocolate as a kid. Your picture screams that summer is here. Such pretty pink shade to the Popsicle. Lovely!

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  17. amazing idea! i will most certainly try this  as soon as i get my hands on the ice molds

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  18. I just made these and they are so delicious. I added some mint leaves since I had some leftover in the freezer and I just couldn't resist adding some honey too. You can put honey on your breakfast yoghurt, right? ;)

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  19. They look amazing!!! I was just wondering what does "
    1/2 cup + 2 Tbspn coconut milk (with cream)" is it just normal coconut milk + 2 tbspn cream or 
    coconut  cream instead of coconut milk??

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  20. Love this Stef :) Good old marble to the rescue. hehe yum. 

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  21. Stunning recipe! I could use a popsicle here.. it's so hot that I think I would stop baking for a while and start making more cool treats.. Have a good time in Seattle. As always, beautiful photography that leaves me inspired.. hugss, Jo

    http://chicgorgeous.blogspot.com

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  22. Looks amazing, would love to try one!

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  23. My son will love these popsicles.  Thank you for the recipe. 

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