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Homemade popsicles are a quick and easy way to satisfy a craving for a cool treat in warm summer months. With a few minutes of preparation and time in the freezer to set, these two homemade popsicle recipes are sure to please everyone. It might be a great way to introduce your kids to new and different foods, too!

If you’re a big fan of homemade popsicles, consider investing in an easy-to-clean popsicle mold. If you’re just getting started, you can easily use small, 3- or 5-ounce paper cups with craft sticks and covered with aluminum foil.

Get started with the simplest recipe—orange yogurt pops.

Orange Yogurt Pops

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt

Pour yogurt into melted juice concentrate and combine until smooth. Place 3-ounce cups on a baking sheet, and pour mixture into cups. Cover the cups with aluminum foil, and insert a stick for each popsicle by making a slit in foil over the top of each cup. Alternatively, pour mixture into popsicle molds.

Freeze popsicles until firm. To eat, run warm water on the outside of each cup to loosen the pop from the cup.

Berry Granola Pops

Yogurt is a great base for a creamy, cool treat that makes a tasty dessert OR breakfast on-the-go. This recipe uses granola for an added crunch!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups berries, washed, hulled and chopped if using strawberries
  • ¼ cup sugar or honey
  • 1 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey
  • up to 1 cup Sunbelt Bakery granola

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar or honey and berries. Let sit for about 10 minutes until sugar dissolves. Then, over medium heat, bring the berry mixture to simmer until it becomes thick. Remove from heat and let cool. This process can be done with any berries or fruits, including peaches, OR skip this step and use your favorite pre-made fruit preserves or jam.

To prepare the popsicles, combine yogurt with honey. If using Greek yogurt, add milk until yogurt is pourable.

Using popsicle molds or small cups, fill each cup with a spoonful of the sweetened yogurt, a spoonful of granola and then a spoonful of your berry mixture. Layer each topping until cups are full. If using cups, cover with foil and insert popsicle sticks. Tap the cups or mold to work out any air bubbles. Freeze until firm.

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