Friday, March 16, 2012

Strawberries and Cream Pudding Pops

I've been looking for a treat to have that is not 98% sugar or high fructose corn syrup to have with this pregnancy (because I seem to be craving desserts all of the time!). I found this little gem in one of my favorite cookbooks, Our Best Bites.12 medium strawberries (about 1-3/4 to 2 cups of roughly chopped berries)
2-3 tablespoons of sugar
1 (1-ounce) box sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
6 ounces vanilla yogurt (I used strawberry yogurt because that is what I had in the fridge & it worked great)
1 cup milk

-Remove stems from berries and pulse with 2 tablespoons sugar in a food processor until completely smooth. Taste and add more sugar if needed. You should have just over a cup of puree. Set aside.

-In a blender combine pudding mix, yogurt, and milk and blend until combined. Layer or swirl the pudding mixture with the strawberry mixture in popsicle molds anf freeze until solid.
They were delicious and my kids absolutely loved them! Another thing that is great about them is that they don't melt as fast as ice cream or popsicles so they aren't as messy!