I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but over here in my neck of the woods (North Carolina) it’s been HOT! This has definitely been a hot Summer. The hottest I have experienced here in Charlotte.
It’s been hard on me and our AC.
As a way to beat the heat, I decided to turn one of my favorite breakfasts, post-workout snacks, and desserts into a popsicle. Greek yogurt is one of my favorite foods because it is packed with protein and can be mixed with just about anything for a delicious treat. For these Greek yogurt pops, I mixed non-fat Greek yogurt with a bit of whipped cream, honey, vanilla, and berries.
I know what you are thinking….whipped cream isn’t very healthy! And you are partially correct. Normally whipped cream has tons of sugar in it, which makes it pretty unhealthy. Yes, it does has fat, but fat isn’t always bad. Trust me, I am working on the whole fat thing, too. We have been conditioned here in the US to think that fat is bad, when it’s not.
But the whipped cream is key because it helps add air to the Greek yogurt to make them more light and airy. Without it, these pops would just be a block of yogurt ice. So if you want to ditch the whipped cream because you are afraid of the fat, do so at your own risk.
Making these Greek Yogurt pops was easy. Waiting for them to freeze was hard. I was so impatient, I probably ruined a couple checking on them before they were ready.
Oh well…they still tasted great! It was just like eating a big bowl of mixed berry Greek yogurt, except frozen and on stick. Which actually made it the perfect on-the-go breakfast on my walk to the train station in the mornings.
And really, what’s better than a yummy breakfast popsicle on a hot Summer morning?
- 1/2 cup light whipping cream
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup frozen berries
- In a medium sized bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the whipping cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. About 3 minutes.
- In another bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla. Then fold in whipped cream.
- Spoon Greek yogurt mixture into popsicle molds and layer in berries. Fill each mold with enough yogurt and berries until almost to the top of the mold.
- When all molds are filled, place top on the mold and stick in popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 4 hours, or over night.