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What’s For Dinner – Summertime Desserts

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If you follow me on Facebook, you might remember my post about making “creamsicles”.   The actual name for the treat is Orange Creamsicle Yogurt Pops. No matter what you call them, they’re easy to make, fun to share, and really good.

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After making — and enjoying — these treats, my imagination ran wild with thoughts of so many other delicious “pops” I could create.

The process is simple.

  • Yogurt — with or without fruit.
  • Juice
  • Light syrup
  • Flavoring

With these simple ingredients, a world of wonderful frozen treats awaits.

Here are three I’ve come up with.

BLUEBERRY POMEGRANATE POPS

2 Cups Blueberry yogurt

1 Cup Pomegranate juice

1/3 Cup Light Karo syrup

A sprinkle of ginger and a splash of vanilla.

STRAWBERRY PEACH BANANA POPS

1 Cup Frozen strawberries, peaches, bananas (blended in food processor)

2 Cups Vanilla yogurt

1/3 cup Light Karo syrup

Splash of orange juice

Splash of vanilla

TROPICAL POPS

2 Cups Pina Colada yogurt

1 15.25-ounce can Dole tropical fruits (blended in food processor until smooth)

1/2 cup “Simply” brand Tropical drink

1/3 cup Light Karo syrup

Pinch of ginger

Splash of vanilla

Note: If I’d had a bit of shredded coconut, I probably would have tried adding in a bit.

fresh-fruits

Whatever variety you make, the process is simple. Blend it all together, pour into popsicle molds, and freeze for about 4 hours.

I’m already thinking of concocting a BLACK CHERRY POP for my next dessert using black cherry yogurt, frozen cherries, and probably a little cream in place of the juice.

Or how about LEMON POPS? I’m planning to try lemon yogurt with a bit of lemonade. Or I might get truly adventurous and try making both LEMON POPS and LIMEADE POPS and alternating the colors in each single mold.

And one day, I’ll have to try CHEESECAKE POPS using a “Cheesecake” flavored yogurt. Or maybe I’ll grab another favorite and have BOSTON CREAM CAKE POPS. I think those would be really good rolled in graham cracker crumbs or wheat germ after taking them out of the mold. What do you think?

Of course, I’m thinking, too, about different flavorings to use. Or maybe using pudding mixes. CHOCOLATE MINT POPS would really be cool. Hmmm…maybe adding in crushed cookies would be fun. Or adding chopped nuts to the molds before pouring.

So many sweet treats to make! As long as we’re having hot summer days, you can be sure I’m going to have dozens of these delicious pops in the freezer.

I’d love to hear your ideas for new POPS treats!

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Author: christinacoleromance

Christina Cole believes in the power of love. She writes romance novels with characters you'll care about and remember long after the end of the story.

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