30 May 2010

Popsicles can make the cranky go away.

So I was having this really shit day. I ran errands all afternoon in my car without A/C, and it is hotter than fuck outside, and I remember now why I HATE SUMMER, and I came back and find out my email account was hacked into. They spammed a random part of my address book and then ERASED a shitload of my emails. Why did they erase my emails? What possible good could that have done them? So now I'm cranky and hot and depressed about my email and hoping that nothing important got erased. And I still have to do laundry, which is requiring me to carry heavy loads of clothes outside in the goddamn heat, and just...ugh.

But now I'm eating the last of the popsicles that were in my freezer, and I feel better. I would kiss whoever made this recipe, seriously. So I figured I'd share it with you fine folks, so that if you have one of those days this summer, you can feel better, too.

Berry Yogurt Ice Pops

2 cups plain (sweetened or unsweetened) yogurt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup frozen raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries (or combination thereof) (N.B. I tend to use a lot more than this, but no more than 1 cup.)

Also need:
Ice pop molds and popsicle sticks

In medium bowl, whisk yogurt and sugar to combine. In a blender, place 1 c. yogurt mixture w/frozen berries; purée until well-blended. (The recipe tells you to press this mixture through a fine mesh sieve into another medium bowl, discarding the solids. I don't have a fine mesh sieve, and I am lazier than all get-out, so I have literally never done this step, even though I make these popsicles 5-10 times every summer. If you're going to be lazy, be sure and blend like crazy. Also, it will mean you have seeds in your popsicles. I find this really only matters if you're really worried about the texture of your popsicles, in which case, stay away from raspberries. Those fuckers have a lot of seeds.) Dividing evenly, layer plain and berry yogurt mixtures in the ice pop molds. Insert popsicle sticks (or the sticks that come with your molds, if they have them) and freeze until solid, 4-5 hours or overnight. To unmold, run warm water briefly over molds to loosen.

Yummy! Now I'm going to finish my popsicle and watch Bones.


KD said...

Agh, I'm sorry, that really sucks! Those popsicles definitely are amazing, though! I might try to go find some popsicle molds so I can make them too.

Courtney said...

My molds came from Target. They usually have them during the summertime.

Ladysquires said...

There are days when I am convinced that Texas is trying to kill me. That popsicle recipe looks amazine.

Amy said...

These sound lush! I'm gonna make them! Also, I saw these amazing moulds in a magazine where the sticks had googly eyes. *want*