Happy #popsicleweek, peepsicles! If you’ve yet to discover the wonder that is this weeklong, summer blogosphere holiday (started by Billy of Wit & Vinegar five years ago 🙌🏼), you’re in for a treat (or, like, a few hundred treats, once the week is through).
The week is basically just a celebration of popsicles and blogging and sharing and probably Mariah Carey, and it’s a brain-freeze-filled good time, so find your favorite pop and get chilling! In years past, I came to the party with Dark Chocolate Pudding Pops (a personal favorite), Date Shake Pops (crowd-pleasiest of crowd pleasers), Honeydew Agua Fresca Pops (real refreshing), and Brown Sugar Roasted Strawberry & Coconut Pops (longest-named pop ever)!
This year, I bring you light yet creamy, tangy and faintly sweet, gorgeously pale-yellowy ORANGE YOG-SICLES.
….Yes. Yog-sicles. Just go with it.
They’re mostly yogurt and OJ, with a splash of cream and vanilla (because balance!), both toddler and grownup approved. If we’re being honest, I threw these together without much thought during nap time (after a very appropriate and on-trend for #popsicleweek toddler meltdown), using ingredients I had on hand, and I’m proud to say they’re some of my favorite pops yet.
So, what do you say? Should we make yog-sicles a thing? ENJOY!
- 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I like Greek yogurt)
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- splash of vanilla extract
- a few slices of peeled, thinly sliced orange
In a bowl or large liquid measuring cup, whisk together the orange juice, yogurt, cream and vanilla until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds, leaving a little bit of room at the top. Use a fork or popsicle stick to tuck the orange slices into the molds, pushing the fruit towards the side of the molds (this will help it show/be prettier, but if you don’t want to fuss with this step, just shove them in there).
Tuck popsicle sticks into the molds and transfer to the freezer until frozen, about an hour or two.
To release popsicles from molds, run the molds under hot water for a few seconds to loosen, then pull up gently on the sticks. Enjoy!
Makes about 4 (3 oz) popsicles (but the recipe easily scales up for more).