Summer in Poland this year is crazy hot. Everyday I feel like we live in the south of Italy , not in the north of Europe. Last time it was so hot for so long was when I was pregnant with Gaba, 12 years ago. We do everything to cool down. But since I’m still on my diet, I can’t touch any white sugar. So I came up with this diet pops, which are made with fresh fruit, maple syrup and low fat greek yogurt. Everybody in the house loves them- they are now our everyday guilt free pleasure. Even Java is crazy about them(proof about to follow in the pictures)
This post is dedicated to my friend Aldona, who was so kind to go all the trouble to send me these beautiful pop moulds from Germany(they are not available here in Poland). Thank you again!!!
The popsicles are super easy to make and you can add any fruit you like, baking stone fruits before makes them sweeter and more caramelised, so there’s no need to add any sugar.
RECIPE – RASPBERRY AND PEACH YOGURT POPS4 ripe peaches
150 g raspberries
6 T pure maple syrup
340 g low fat greek yogurt
Preheat the oven to 180 C/356F. First, cut the peach along the seam all the way around and through the fruit down to the pit. Second, twist each half of the peach in opposite directions. Third, pull the halves apart and remove the pit. Place them in a pan skin side up and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool. Remove the skins, discard. Blend the peaches with a handheld blender. In another bowl mash the raspberries with a fork, add 2 T maple syrup, stir. In third bowl mix greek yogurt with 4T maple syrup.
For peach striped pops: pour 1 T blended peaches into pop mould- put in a freezer for 10 minutes. Work as clean as you can, so the stripes are nicely visible. Now pour 1 T greek yogurt mix, put in a freezer for 10 minutes. And repeat until the mould is full.
For marbles raspberry pop: pour raspberry mix so it fills 1/3 of the mould, then pour greek yogurt mix until the mould is full. Use a stick and swirl it few times inside the mould, not too much, just to have a nice marble effect.
Freeze for at least 5 hours in the freezer. Enjoy!
Miss Gaba is home only for a week after she came back from her camp, now she’s leaving for a week holidays with her best friend. I wanted to use our time for some photos of her, she’s changing so rapidly nowadays, I can get enough of watching her change into a young woman.