I can’t recall a July that has been as hot as this July. What better way to cool off than with these refreshing Strawberries and Cream Popsicles? They’re made with creamy vanilla Greek Yogurt and swirls of fresh strawberry purée. Their bright flavors are a perfect treat on a hot summer day.
In addition to vanilla Greek Yogurt and fresh strawberries, the ingredients for these Strawberries and Cream Popsicles include whole milk, honey, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
The most time-consuming part of making these treats was roasting the strawberries. I know that this might sound odd, but the roasting concentrates the flavors! I cut the strawberries in half, placed them in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with non-stick aluminum foil and roasted them at 400° F for 25 minutes. Half way through, I gave the strawberries a stir.
After allowing the strawberries to cool a bit, I put them in the blender and pulsed it several times. I wanted some chunks to remain in the purée. Then, I whisked together the yogurt, milk, honey, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a measuring cup. The reason that I used a measuring cup was that I wanted to be able to easily pour the mixture into the popsicle molds.
To fill the popsicle molds, I put a Tablespoon of strawberry purée into the popsicle mold, filled it about half-way up with the cream mixture, added a teaspoon of the strawberry purée, and filled it to the top with the cream mixture. I took a knife and swirled the mixture once or twice to better distribute the strawberry purée. I placed the popsicle stick into the mold, and placed the Strawberries and Cream Popsicles in the freezer.
I ended up with five perfect little treats for the hot July days. Yum!