Hope you are all keeping well. I am going to share my new favorite breakfast with you today. It is one I happened to discover by accident. I was making some ice pops for the babies the other day as I just bought an ice pop mould in the local shop. There were some flavored yogurts in the fridge for my toddler and I had the idea to make ice pops out of those to see what they taste like. Well we tried them later on that day and they were delicious! I was happy to find healthy snacks for the babies and they are easy to make on the cheap.
I love yoghurt and eat it every day for breakfast. I normally have a plain or flavored Greek yoghurt but sometimes enjoy they fruity ones too. If I have a nice granola with some fruit in it, I tend to go for plain but if I have plain granola I like to add some fruit or flavored yoghurt. Thats when I decided I could make these ice pops for myself too. For a change from my usual brekkie, I decided to make some of these frozen yoghurt pops. I added a small amount of my granola to the top and then scooped in my chosen yoghurts. I tried out some with real fruit too and they were so yummy!
They are brilliant for breakfast on the go or as a snack or even a healthy dessert! I love frozen yoghurt and have a few recipes on here if you want to check them out – Low Fat Blueberry Frozen Yoghurt and Peach Frozen Yoghurt. These are ideal for anyone who has little time in the mornings to prepare a healthy breakfast or as a snack before the gym for instance. They’re easy to prep in bulk for the week and takes only a few minutes to prepare.
Here is what you need –
ICE POP MOULDS
SMOOTH YOGHURT / GREEK YOGHURT
GRANOLA / FRUIT / BOTH (OPTIONAL)
HONEY / FRUIT COMPOTE TO DRIZZLE (OPTIONAL)
- SCOOP A TEASPOON OF GRANOLA OR A CHOPPED PIECE OF FRUIT INTO THE TOP OF THE ICE POP MOULD.
- ADD IN THE YOGHURT WITH THE TEASPOON AND ADD IN EXTRA GRANOLA OR FRUIT AS YOU GO ALONG, DEPENDING ON YOUR PREFERENCE. DON’T ADD TO MUCH AT ONCE AS THE YOGHURT WILL HAVE TO HOLD EVERYTHING TOGETHER SO SPRINKLES OR ELSE SMALL PIECES OF CHOPPED FRUIT ARE IDEAL. YOU CAN DRIZZLE SOME HONEY OR COMPOTE IN BETWEEN TEASPOONS AS YOU GO ALONG ALSO, IF YOU LIKE.
- FILL THE MOULD RIGHT TO THE TOP AND THEN TAP THE BOTTOM ON THE COUNTER LIGHTLY TO TRY AND FILL ANY GAPS. MINE STILL HAD GAPS BUT IT WORKED WELL WITH THE GREEK YOGHURT AS IT WAS A DIFFERENT CONSISTENCY.
- ONCE ALL ARE FILLED TO THE TOP, YOU CAN ADD A LITTLE MORE GRANOLA BUT IT DEPENDS ON THE KIND OF FIXTURE YOUR ICE POP MOULD HAS. IF IT IS FLAT THEN PROBABLY BEST TO SKIP THAT BIT.
- POP THEM IN THE FREEZER FOR A FEW HOURS UNTIL FROZEN. ONCE SET, RUN AN ICEPOP MOULD UNDER THE HOT TAP TO HELP LOOSEN THE ICE POP FROM THE MOULD EASILY. IT SHOULD SLIDE OUT WITH A LITTLE JIGGLING. EASY!
Here are some I made earlier –
So there you go, they couldn’t be simpler to make and so quick to put together. My babies love them too. I have a 3 year old who thinks they’re ice cream so they are great for bribery! My 8 month old is teething so I can give her the fruit fro yo pops in a mesh pacifier and she munches away on them! They are great for soothing her gums and of course they taste yummy but are also healthy so a win-win for me in my house! They are great to have on hand for a dessert too.
Hope you love these as much as we do and do let me know if you try them.
I will be experimenting with different flavors over the next few weeks so I will be sure to keep you posted if I find any new and yummy recipes for these as I really enjoy trying new flavors.
Until next week!