It’s Memorial Day weekend!
First of all, let me pause and thank all military, both past and present. It’s because of your braveness and the sacrifices of our fallen heroes that we have the freedoms of this great nation. Truly – ‘thank you!’
It’s the official kick-off weekend to the summer and it’s always a favorite weekend for me for one BIG reason. It’s also our anniversary weekend! Tomorrow will be five years with the love of my life. In honor of our wedded bliss, I provide you these throwbacks from our wedding.
Man we’ve aged a lot in five years… I guess that’s what twins will do to a couple. 😉
As for these beauties, you now have an incredibly easy dessert for your weekend picnic. Your welcome! They couldn’t be easier to make or more refreshing to eat. The mold that I use for my popsicles can be found here, although you can use any mold you like! Dixie cups even work great, and are the perfect size for your little ones!
Make these for your picnic this weekend. You won’t be disappointed. That is, until they’re gone.
- 1 cup fruit (I used blueberries and strawberries )
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/8 tsp orange zest
- Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse on high until well blended and smooth.
- Poor mixture into Popsicle molds. *tip Dixie cups, and other unconventional household items will also work. I found it helpful to use a funnel when pouring the mixture into the molds.
- Place sticks down into the molds, not quite the whole way down. *tip If your mold does not come with a lid or mechanism to hold the sticks in place, try placing the popsicle sticks in warm water for about an hour. This helps prevent them from rising toward the top of the mold.
- Freeze until frozen solid. *tip I put mine in the freezer before work at 7:00 and and removed them from the mold at 7:00 pm. I have read that leaving popsicles in the mold for too long could make the popsicles lose some flavor (over 24 hours)
- Remove the popsicles from the mold, pulling them out by the stick. *tip Submerge the mold into a bath of warm (not hot!) water until just below the top for 10-20 seconds, or until you are just able to pull them from the mold. I've found this creates a more clean removal than running each individually under a faucet.
- These are ready to eat right away! If you plan on eating some, and saving some for later, simply place each Popsicle in a re-sealable plastic bag and place in the freezer. This second freeze helps the popsicle hold it's shape. You can also use a large air tight container, separating layers with plastic wrap or parchment paper.