Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Yogurt Pops!

I was getting dressed this morning when I could hear voices in the living room...all 4 girls were on the love seat looking at an old High Five magazine. Savannah, the only reader and natural born leader explained the plan.

Showing me a recipe they had found in the magazine, she exclaimed...

"Mommy! We can make Strawberry Yogurt Pops! We don't have any strawberries, but we can use the other berries!"

I keep frozen mixed berries on hand for a snack or to put on top of yogurt and granola. I don't like the bag of mixed berries at the store, because it has strawberries in it and they are too big. I just buy individual bags of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries and mix them at home.
Next item to discuss: do we use raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries, OR do we mix them together?
We thought about making red, white, and blue layers. The girls thought that may take too long to freeze, so we settled on 2 layers, white and purple...the color of all 3 berries put together.
The first layer was 1/2 cup of yogurt and one banana. They thought the banana would taste good, but it wasn't in the origional recipe.
This bothered Summer, the self-proclaimed "best chef". She was okay with it once I told her that good chefs know how to make their own recipes.
We poured the banana mixture in about 12 small paper cups. Then we put craft sticks in them....and waited...about 2 hours. I put the timer on but they still asked about them every 15 minutes.
The second layer was 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 banana, and 1 cup berries. We blended this together and poured it on top of the banana layer - and straightened the sticks...then waited again. The total freeze time was about 6 hours.
They loved them!

I think I would rather have left out the banana and added more berries.

This was fantastic learning because

it was spontanious

it was their own creation....an experiment

we are talking about solids, liquids, and gasses this week

we mixed red and blue berries to make purple.


  1. Cute idea! (and yummy) and you are such a great mom for allowing the spontaneity!

  2. Aldi has a wonderful berry mix sans straw.