What is your favorite fruit? Since I was a kid, kiwi has always topped my list. I love to slice one in half and spoon out the tangy, sweet, and slightly crunchy bright green fruit. So, being that I’m a popsicle-making machine this summer I figured I should certainly make some yogurt pops with my favorite fruit.
I recently posted the basic recipe for yogurt pops with a Fourth of July theme and these follow the exact same basic formula – yogurt & fresh fruit, pureed and mixed. To keep these as healthy as possible I pick good quality Greek yogurt and taste the fruit and yogurt to determine how much sugar to add. I like to use vanilla bean yogurt and I don’t add any sugar to that; based on the sweetness of the fruit I may add a teaspoon or two to the fruit purees. My husband and I love these in the summer after a hot workout or an afternoon of yard work! So refreshing!
- 2 ripe kiwi fruit, skinned and chopped in quarters
- 1 large ripe mango, skinned and chopped
- 2 tsp. sugar, divided
- 1 and 1/2 cups Greek Yogurt (I prefer plain or vanilla bean)
- In a food processor or blender, blend the kiwis with 1 teaspoon sugar until your desired consistency. If you have a small processor, that works best for such a small amount. (You can also simply chop finely and mix with the sugar. Mine were done this way because I like chunky fruit pieces in my pops). Taste and add more sugar if needed.
- Do the same with the mango and the other teaspoon of sugar. (You may not need sugar for mango, I would taste first)
- Fill the molds with 3 layers – kiwi, yogurt, and mango. Feel free to mix up the order. Use a chopstick or skewer to swirl the mixes with an up-and-down, side-to-side motion. Insert the pop sticks and freeze until solid.