Blackberry, Honey and Yogurt Pops
To make these at home, look for ice pop molds with narrow openings for inserting the sticks. They can be found in cookware stores and at amazon.com. The author makes these and other pops for New York-based People's Pops.
- Special equipment:
- 2/3 cup water
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 6-ounce containers fresh blackberries (3 1/2 to 3 3/4 cups)
- 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt (preferably organic)
- 5 teaspoons honey
- 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 ice pop mold (preferably with cover) for 10 pops (each about 1/3- to 1/2-cup capacity)
- 10 ice pop sticks or lollipop sticks
Preparation time 30mins
Bring 2/3 cup water and sugar to boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Transfer simple syrup to small bowl and chill until cold, about 1 hour.
Place blackberries in processor; puree until smooth. Pour blackberry puree into strainer set over medium bowl. Using rubber spatula, press on solids to extract as much puree as possible. Discard seeds in strainer. Measure 2 cups blackberry puree and place in another medium bowl for pops (reserve any remaining puree for another use). Add chilled simple syrup, yogurt, honey, and lemon juice to puree; whisk to blend.
Divide mixture among 10 molds (each about 1/3- to 1/2-cup capacity). Top with mold cover, if available, and insert stick into each. (If cover is not available, cover top of mold with plastic wrap, pulling taut; freeze until partially frozen, then insert stick into center of plastic wrap and into pop mixture in each.) Freeze pops until firm, at least 8 hours or overnight.
Dip bottom of mold into hot water 10 to 15 seconds to loosen pops. Remove pops from molds and serve.