There is nothing more Patriotic then RED, WHITE, and BLUE! Even if you are talking about Ice Cream!
However, making Ice Cream is not really my forte’. Even though I am a self proclaimed lover of gadgets, the one thing I do not have is an Ice Cream Maker. *Have to put that one on my list!
A couple of Saturdays ago, I was watching my cooking shows and one had a recipe for Strawberry Yogurt Ice Cream Pops! I thought to myself, “That would be an AWESOME idea for July 4th!”
So with some tweaking here and there, I had it!
I just took some strawberries and mixed with some sugar and a splash of vanilla. *Not to worry! Recipe will follow! 😉
Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes.
Then, I took 1 1/2 cups blueberries.
Mixed with a 1/2 cup of regular Yogurt. (I generally eat Greek Yogurt, but for this, I used regular. The Greek is just to sour.)
Then, I tried it and realized it needed a little dash of sugar for the kids to like it. I would have been fine without it. But I did it anyway.
Then, I cleaned out the blender and repeated the same steps with the Strawberries. Since I already added sugar and vanilla to this, I just blended with another 1/2 cup of Yogurt.
Time to assemble the Pops!
I bought the molds for $1.50 each at Walmart.
I layered everything in a Red, White, and Blue pattern. Strawberry Mixture, a little regular Yogurt, then Blueberry Mixture.
Insert tops! By the way, I love these! They have a little sipper on the ends for anything that melts.
One lick ……….
And little babies everywhere are SUPER HAPPY! Who doesn’t love that?
RECIPE: 4th of July Yogurt “Ice Cream” Pops
– 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries, Sliced
– 1/4 Cup Sugar
– 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Blueberries
– Tbsp. Sugar
– 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
– 1 Cup Plain Yogurt, Divided plus Additional for Layering Pops
– 2 (4 count) Ice Cream Molds
– Combine Strawberries, 1/4 Cup of Sugar, and 1 Teaspoon Vanilla. Set aside for 15-20 minutes.
– Meanwhile, combine Blueberries, 1 Tbsp. Sugar, and 1/2 cup Yogurt in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
– Rinse out Blender and add Strawberries and remaining 1/2 cup Yogurt. Blend until smooth and set aside.
– Take Ice Cream molds and layer a small amount of Strawberry mixture, then a little Regular Yogurt, and then top off with Blueberry Mixture. If you still have room, start to repeat layers in a Red, White, Blue pattern.
– Top molds with tops and place in the freezer for atleast 4 hours or until firm.
Did you miss me???
(Insert: Cricket Chirping Sound)
Ok, not everybody at once!
Well, in case you haven’t noticed, I have been a little M.I.A.
This can be due to a combination of things. For one, I got sick… Boo!
Wait a minute, I already used that excuse. Ok, hold on… let me think.
Ok, I got it! I also lost my BLOGGING MOJO!
Not to worry! I found it again. It was hiding under a pile of dirty clothes in the corner of my closet.
SO! Without further adieu,
Who wants to take a look at a Yummy dessert?
That’s right y’all! Say it with me!
I basically combined two of my most favorite things in the world.
Gingersnaps AND Ice Cream!
I used this brand of Gingersnaps because they seem to have a slight softness to them that most Gingersnaps don’t have.
This way, there is no Teeth Chipping and Dental bills being sent to me.
Also, make sure to let your Ice Cream sit out about 10 minutes to soften up before topping cookies.
Just lay them bottom side up.
Take a metal scoop (if I had to guess, I would say mine measures out around a teaspoon or so) and top one side with a scoop of the Ice Cream.
(You didn’t think I was going to stop there, did you?)
Now top the other cookies with the same thing! 🙂
Awe! Aren’t they so cute?
Carefully take one side and top it with another. Then carefully press together.
(The ice cream will be soft, so you should have no problem doing this)
Perfect little dessert…..
Or is it?
AGAIN…You didn’t honestly think I was going to stop there either, did you?
Grab some pretty sprinkles….
Let your sandwich go for a roll.
Make sure you put in the freezer for just a little bit to set up. You can tell some of them started to melt a little, but that will be ok after they hang out in the freezer.
In about 20 to 30 minutes, you will have happy tummies !!!
The combinations for this are endless! If you aren’t the biggest fan of Gingersnaps and if Vanilla is too boring for you,
try your favorite flat cookie paired with your favorite ice cream flavor.
But, if you do…..
leave me a comment and tell me what you did so I can try the same thing!