Frozen Peach Yogurt Pops

  • Serves: Makes 10 three ounce ice pops
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Variation: Frozen Mango and Blueberry Pops

Helena from @brat_h_  on Instagram made these delectable fresh fruit pops, and she so generously shared her summer recipe with us here, to which this has been adapted from.
When peaches are in season, and if you have especially ripe ones, this peach pop recipe is for you! But any ripe and seasonal fruit can be used instead, which makes this recipe so versatile.
The riper the fruit, the less sweetener in the form of a simple syrup you will need, so add it to taste. 
The simple syrup helps prevent ice crystals from forming, so you will need some in the mixture.
I'm dedicated to posting recipes about ways to use too ripe fruit or that which is blemished or called ugly or misshapen. This helps prevent food waste and gives us ways to use fruit that could be destined for the trash because it does not meet beauty standards at the grocery store.
For more ugly produce recipes and information, join us my site, www.UglyProduceIsBeautiful.com and Instagram feed. It's all about preventing food waste through creative recipes, such as this one, and educational tips.
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INGREDIENTS
For the Simple Syrup Recipe:
It is called simple for a reason - equal parts of water and sugar 

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
few small strips fresh ginger

For the frozen peach yogurt pops:
2 cups (about 4-5 small) sliced peaches, blanched, peeled and pitted. Then slice and measure. Can use frozen - thaw before using.

2 tablespoons ginger simple syrup (recipe attached) or any flavor; make in advance and let cool 
1 teaspoon lemon juice 

1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt, plain; do not substitute with regular yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
lemon zest (from a whole lemon, or to your taste)

Equipment:
Ice pop molds

INSTRUCTIONS
STEP I: MAKE THE SIMPLE SYRUP

1. In a small saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil over medium heat,making sure sugar has dissolved.

2. Let it boil for a couple of minutes, then remove from heat and let cool completely before using.

3. After the liquid has boiled and has been removed from the heat, you can add flavor to the simple syrup by adding herbs or spices to it and let them steep until cooled and the flavor is infused.   
Here are some examples: lemon rind, mint, basil, cinnamon, star anise, rosemary, chilies, lavender,….( Think cocktails, lemonades, coffee,….). 

For ginger flavor: add a few strips of real ginger, not ground ginger. Strain before using.

STORAGE
It can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 6 months, I use small recycled glass bottles for storage.  

STEP II: MAKE THE FROZEN PEACH YOGURT POPS
1. In a blender, process the sliced peaches, simple syrup and lemon juice until smooth.  

2.  In a liquid measuring cup with a spout or a small pitcher, stir together the Greek yogurt, honey, and lemon zest.


3. Fill the ice pop molds, starting with the peach mixture, and then alternating between the peach mixture and the yogurt mixture.

4. Using a long skewer or popsicle stick, reach down into the filled molds and lightly marble the mixtures together.

5. Clean up around the molds.
 

6. Cover and insert popsicle sticks.
 

7. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.

SERVE
To unmold, dip molds in warm water until they easily release. Serve immediately.

STORAGE
The frozen pops can be stored in the freezer, wrapped individually in some parchment paper, in a plastic freezer bag.
The frozen pops keep for about 1 week.

VARIATION
Frozen Mango and Blueberry Pops

 
 

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