Tuesday, August 21, 2018

August Pinterest Challenge-- Blueberry Vanilla Popsicles

Welcome to the August Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen!

This month the boys and I decided to try our new Popsicle mold and make these yummy Blueberry Vanilla Breakfast Popsicle by Style Me Pretty Living.

Must try these blueberry vanilla breakfast popsicles.

Of course (as usual!) I did not completely follow the recipe.  We didn't have fresh blueberries, my younger boys don't like maple syrup, and I only had plan yogurt instead of vanilla yogurt.

So we read the recipe and substituted here and there.



Ingredients:

1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup water
7 Tablespoons sugar; divided
1 cup plain yogurt
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup skim milk

In a small saucepan we combined the frozen blueberries, water, and 3 tablespoons of the sugar.  Over high heat we brought the mixture to a boil and used the wooden spoon to smash most of the blueberries.  After just a few minutes of boiling we removed the pan from the heat and set it aside to cool completely.


Meanwhile in a small bowl we combined the plain yogurt, the remaining sugar, vanilla extract and milk.


Once it was all combined we began scooping small amounts of the yogurt mixture into our molds.



Once the berries were completely cool to the touch we added them in on top of the yogurt mixture and topped off our molds with the remaining yogurt.  We had just enough of each mixture to make exactly 10 pops.



Following the manufacturer's instructions that came with the mold we set our pops in the freezer for an hour to begin setting up.


After an hour we put the cover on and inserted the Popsicle sticks so that 1/3 of the stick was left sticking out.  Then we put them back in the freezer for 4-5 more hours until they were frozen solid.



We ran a bit of hot water over the molds and following the instructions that came with the mold once again we managed to get all our pops out of the mold fairly quickly and completely intact.  I just love this mold set!!

We wrapped each pop in freezer paper and put them inside a Ziploc bag in the freezer and enjoyed them tremendously over the next few days.


With only 65 calories per serving these are such a wonderful and light summer treat!  We enjoyed them and can't wait to make lots of other pops and flavors.

In January my boys and I made nail polish marbled mugs.
In February we tried out a new recipe for turkey & cornbread pot pie.
In March my boys worked on making a salt dough map.
In April my boys made some glittery mason jar luminaries. 
In May my oldest on and husband made a hand forged key holder
In June I made zucchini crust pizza for myself.
In July we made Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

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32 comments :

  1. OOO, these sound good.My kids loved making their own lollies (that's what we call them here int he UK) when they were younger. I love yogurt and blueberries together.

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    1. We just began making them this summer and we have had such a great time trying out a variety of recipes but these blueberry/yogurt ones have been my favorites!

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  2. These look so good & healthy. I need to get a mold set. #PinterestChallenge

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    1. We just bought this one at the very beginning of summer and so far we love it.

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  3. These look like a tasty summer treat. It's great that your substitutions worked! Pinning.

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    1. Thanks for the pin! I'm pretty lucky in that my substitutions almost always work.

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  4. I like that you like to try out new recipes because this way and through this challenge I get inspired by you! Loved the zuccini pizza crust and I am sure I will love these popsicles. I will habe to make room in my teeny tiny freezer now.

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    1. Thank you! It's always nice to hear that I inspire someone.

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  5. I like your version of the recipe. It sounds yummy and looks inviting. I bought the mold and haven't made any yet but I need to do it.

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    1. Thank you! Once we began making pops we just couldn't stop!

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  6. I spend my whole summer making popsicles! These look delicious! I'm definitely going to try this one.

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    1. I feel like we did too! There are so many varieties to try.

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  7. These look so refreshing with it being as hot as it is! I don't have any popsicle molds but I might try making them in small cups! Pinning!

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    1. Oh yes, we used to make popsicles all the time using little dixie cups and popsicle sticks.

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  8. The recipe sounds delicious and no doubt it is a refreshing treat on a hot summer day. Pinned to share.

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  9. I love the idea of doing these projects with the boys. It makes for great memories. Plus they get to enjoy the popsicles.

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    1. Thanks! My boys are pretty great about pitching in and learning skills right alongside me and I just love it. The eating of the popsicles was a great motivator.

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  10. This looks like a wonderful treat to cool off in the hot summer sun. We used up all our fresh blueberries from or bushes, so I like that you substituted frozen. Pinned.

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    1. Sadly we didn't get many fresh berries at all this year... our bushes have been decimated the last few years by gypsy moth caterpillars and then this year they were so full of bees and hardly any berries that we didn't really bother.

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  11. Oh boy, these sound soooo refreshing! And can be made with any fruits. I would like to try with some strawberries and bananas.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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    1. I love strawberries and have been wanting to try this recipe with them but each time I buy the strawberries they all get eaten before I've had a chance to make them.

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  12. These look refreshing and delicious! Pinned!

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  13. They look so wonderfully creamy! I tend to stick to keep plain yogurt because it's so versatile. You can make it sweet or savory, and have more control over the flavor. Glad you all enjoyed your popsicles. I have a feeling you'll make good use of your mold :)

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    1. Oh, I think we've made pops just about few days ever since we made these. Not all were successful but we're learning what works.

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  14. Your popsicles look beautiful and delicious. Pinning -- I'd love to make these!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks so much for the pin.

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  15. Gosh, these look so refreshing and pretty. And healthy!!! I haven't had a homemade popsicle since I was a little girl. I bet my hubs would love these too. Pinning.

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    1. Thanks so much for the pin. I hadn't made popsicles in years either but it did bring back some fun childhood memories.

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  16. Yummy, I'm going to add this to my list of things to make with the kids!

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    1. I hope they enjoy the pops as much as my boys did.

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