Popsicle are a fun easy treat to make, the hardest part is waiting for them to freeze. I sometimes cheat and just eat them with a spoon after they have been in the freezer for about 2 hours.
Beat the Heat Yogurt Popsicles
2 cups fresh fruit, try blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and sliced bananas or a combination
½ Cup of your favorite juice, orange, cranberry, mango, or lemonade
2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup white sugar
8-10 small 3 ounce paper cups
8 Popsicle sticks
Place the fruit, yogurt, and sugar into a blender. Cover, and blend until fruit is smooth. Pour into paper cups 3/4 full with this fruit mixture. Cover the top of each cup with a strip of aluminum foil. Poke a Popsicle stick trough the center of the foil on each cup. Place the cups in the freezer for at least 5 hours. To serve, remove foil and hold the cup in your hand for a minute to thaw, and then peel off the paper cup.
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 ounce chopped chocolate candy bar (I used a Symphony Bar)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup milk or half and half
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon butter
In a medium saucepan whisk the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, milk, and salt until smooth. Continue cooking until the mixture slightly thickens, about 5-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate, vanilla and butter until completely smooth. Pour into Popsicle molds or 3 ounce paper cups cover with foil and add sticks. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.
Nutella Banana Pops
Replace the candy bar chocolate with 2 Tablespoons Nutella. When pudding is done cooking allow to cool for 30 minutes. Add 1 sliced banana to the pudding, fold to combine. Add to the popsicle molds or paper cups as above.