It has been a hot, hawt summer down here in the Cape. Stick-to-your-seat, get-that-fan-on-now kind of hot. Having endured some frightfully cold European winters and not so summery summers I do not want to complain too much about the heat, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to autumn just a tiny bit. Yet, in the spirit of summer here is a new recipe for you to enjoy.

 

 

In an attempt to beat the heat I whipped these up a few weeks ago. These easy to make yoghurt pops are a fantastic treat to keep in the freezer for those hot and sticky days. My little one loves this two tone snack and its a very effective way to get her to eat some extra fruit.

Cook’s note – I only a used a little honey in this recipe, but feel free to add more if you prefer your lolly to be a bit sweeter. This recipe would also work well with other kinds of berries and stone fruit, and you could even play around with different yoghurt flavours.

 

STRAWBERRY & PEACH YOGHURT POPS

Makes 6 

 

  • 250g fresh strawberries, stalks removed and halved
  • 200ml plain yoghurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3 peaches, peeled and stoned
  • 6 x 100ml lolly moulds

 

  1. Place the strawberries, 100ml of the yoghurt, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp honey in a food processor (or use a stick blender) and whizz until smooth and combined. Taste and add more honey if you prefer a sweeter lolly.
  2. Divide the strawberry mix between the moulds, so that they are each half full. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or until they are firm to the touch but still soft enough to insert the lolly stick.
  3. Cut the peaches into chunks and whizz up along with the remaining yoghurt, vanilla and honey until combined. Again, you can add additional honey according to taste if you wish. Top up each lolly mould, insert the stick and leave to chill in the freezer until firm.
 
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About The Author

Teresa Ulyate

In a nutshell, I'm a foodie, Mom, home-maker and blogger - and I'm passionate about good food! My love for all things culinary began in childhood as I grew up with two grandmothers and a Mom who made just about everything from scratch. After school I went on to study Food & Nutrition and opened my own small business producing handmade food products for an upmarket food store in Cape Town. Five years later I decided to sell the business to pursue my other passion - travel! After spending nearly four years abroad I returned to Cape Town and took up a position as a Product Developer, which I did until I had my daughter two years later. I look forward to sharing my favourite recipes and other foodie ramblings with the Spice 4 Life community!

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