Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Low-Sugar Fat-Free Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops

Low-Sugar Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops
These Low-Sugar Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops will help cool you down!

Utah is having a heat wave this summer, so when I was shopping with my sister Val and we discovered these Sip-a-Pop Popsicle Molds on close-out for $1.00 a pack, it was a no-brainer.  Then the next day my two nephews Ethan and Mitchell came to stay at my house and we had fun adapting my recipe for Low-Sugar Strawberry Frozen Yogurt into popsicles.  Unfortunately we made the pops, put them in the freezer, and then headed out to have fun, so I can't tell you exactly how long they take to freeze.  But the next day when two more kids came to visit, everyone gobbled up the Low-Sugar Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops, and wise-beyond-his-years Ethan (who knows a bit about how the blog works) told me I could definitely say they were kid approved!

This was the first recipe I made trying Swerve Sweetener, a natural low-carb sweetener I discovered thanks to Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food; if you're looking for low-carb baking, I think Carolyn is a master of that!)  I thought the Swerve Sweetener had a great flavor in this, but you can also make these with Stevia in the Raw, Splenda, or even sugar if you don't care about the whole low-sugar thing.  I used low-sugar preserves that contain Splenda, but you can also use "no-sugar added" preserves, sometimes labeled "all fruit." 

Here are the Sip-a-Pop Popsicle Molds we found on close-out!  I saw several sources to buy them online, but since I haven't used any of the sources I'm going to let people Google them on their own.

I was only making a few popsicles, so I used the bowl attachment of my immersion blender to puree the strawberries.

Then I added the strawberry preserves and sweetener and blended it some more.

Then add the frozen yogurt and process just until it's blended.

This makes about 1 1/4 cups of the mixture before freezing.

The kids helped me fill the molds up to the line.  (This made 5 popsicles total.)

And here's how they looked when the went into the freezer.  We made these in about 20 minutes, but if you're not taking photos, it won't take that long!


Low-Sugar Fat-Free Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops
(Makes 1 1/4 cups of yogurt mixture; about 4-6 yogurt pops, depending on the size of your popsicle molds.)

Ingredients:
1 generous cup washed and diced strawberries
1/2 cup (or slightly less) low-sugar strawberry preserves (If you don't want artificial sweetener, look for preserves labeled "all fruit")
1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener, Stevia in the Raw, Splenda, or sweetener of your choice (use sugar if you don't care about the pops being low-sugar)
1 cup fat-free plain Greek Yogurt

Instructions:
Use a food processor (or the bowl attachment of an immersion blender) to puree the strawberries.  Add preserves and sweetener of your choice and blend until the mixture is completely combined.  Then add the fat-free Greek yogurt and process just until it's mixed.  

Pour the mixture into a glass measuring cup (or something else with a pour spout) and use that to pour it into popsicle molds.  Put molds in the freezer and freeze until the pops are hard.  (I'm sorry to say we went out to have fun after they were in the freezer so I can only guess, but I'd imagine it would take at least 4 hours for them to get firm.  If anyone times them, I would love to edit this!)

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South Beach Suggestions:
There is natural sugar in the strawberries, so strawberry yogurt pops can't ever be sugar-free but these don't have added sugar, and as long as you use fat-free Greek Yogurt and sweetener I would eat one as a treat for Phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet.

Nutritional Information?
I chose the South Beach Diet to manage my weight partly so I wouldn't have to count calories, carbs, points, or fat grams, but if you want nutritional information for a recipe, I recommend entering the recipe into Calorie Count, which will calculate it for you.

More Low-Sugar Frozen Treats:
(Recipes from other blogs not always South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)
Sugar-Free Low-Fat Lemon Greek Yogurt ~ The Perfect Pantry
Low-Sugar Fat-Free Fresh Peach Frozen Yogurt ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Low-Sugar Cherry, Coconut, and Honey Frozen Yogurt ~ Cookin' Canuck
Low-Sugar Fat-Free Strawberry Frozen Yogurt ~ Kalyn's Kitchen
Easy Fruity Low-Sugar Frozen Yogurt ~ Just Hungry
(Want even more recipes? I find these recipes from other blogs using Food Blog Search.)

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7 comments:

  1. Kalyn, these are so much fun! I'll bet that Ethan and Mitchell loved this treat.

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  2. Dara, they did, and we had fun making them together too.

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  3. It's hot and steamy here in Rhode Island today, and these frozen pops look so enticing! I'm going to look for some molds now.

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  4. Lydia, they were so fun to make. Somehow much more fun than regular frozen yogurt.

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  5. O man! How fun! We've had neighbor kids at our house all summer- a first for us so it's exciting- and I bet they'd love these. :)

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  6. I JUST got some popsicle molds and will definitely be trying these! Strawberries are so sweet that you barely need any extra sugar anyway.

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