Summer is in full swing, and that means that this week’s edition of Hot Days, Cool Treats is packed full of summery and fruity fresh finds – Driscoll’s berries from our local Save Mart Supermarket! Yum!
I took my two older boys with me to Save Mart to help choose our ingredients for this week’s Cool Treat. If you missed any of our previous treats, you can CLICK HERE to find recipes for All-Natural Strawberry Ice Cream Bars, Rootbeer Float Pops, Orange Dream Bars and more!
I should have guessed that they’d run straight for the strawberries, of course! I didn’t disagree with them – those berries looked awesome! If you’re interested you can view the rest of our shopping experience in my Google+ album.
- 1 cup Driscoll’s strawberries, quartered
- 1 cup Driscoll’s blueberries
- Raspberry yogurt
- Vanilla instant pudding (prepared as directed with milk)
- 1 tsp. sugar or honey (divided into two 1/2 tsp portions)
Mix the quartered strawberries with just enough yogurt to give them a light coating. The yogurt will help them bind and stick together better when freezing. Add 1/2 tsp of honey or sugar and puree in a food processor or blender. Divide the strawberry mixture into six popsicle molds and freeze for at least an hour or until firm. Use the food processor or blender to repeat the process with blueberries, yogurt and sugar/honey (set the blueberry mixture aside in the refrigerator for later).
When the strawberry layer is firmly frozen, add a layer of prepared vanilla pudding and top with a layer of blueberry puree. Insert your popsicle sticks and freeze for 4-6 hours or until frozen solid.
Yum! My boys all agreed that their favorite part of these pops was the strawberry layer – what can I say? They’re strawberry-aholics! Maybe next time I’ll make an all-strawberry version for them to devour.
There’s nothing better than a fresh fruit treat on a hot day!