Today’s post is sponsored by Annie’s Organic Yogurt, but content and opinions are all my own! #Annies #ChooseGood
Man, have I been getting those summer cravings lately! Juicy fruit, refreshing smoothies, luscious ice cream, and, best of all, POPSICLES!
Call me a 7-year-old, but I still love me a good popsicle.
Back when I was a kid, I totally grew up in one of those neighborhoods where the ice cream truck was a summer staple. As soon as we heard that familiar “doo-doo-do-do-do-do-doo-doo” in the distance, we’d be begging our parents for a dollar and high-tailing it across the street to the line. Within minutes, our faces would be covered in that glorious florescent red and blue dye from our Push Pops and Screw Balls (remember the one with the gum ball?!?). Ahh those were the days!
But in the middle of my childhood, my family moved out of the state to a quaint little neighborhood in the country— which was great for playing outdoors, but not so great for getting the ice cream truck to appear (apparently they don’t frequent neighborhoods with only 7 houses). We moved right at the beginning of the summer, so between having a hard time making friends (living in the middle of nowhere) and missing our old summer routines, it was definitely a tough change for us kids.
So my mom, being the saint that she is, stocked our freezer with every kind of popsicle and ice cream bar you can imagine and we’d play “ice cream truck” right inside our own house. Yup, she totally sang that wonderfully annoying song and we’d all come running in, ready to pick out our treat. Such a small act really did brighten our summer as we were adjusting to our new life in this new, foreign home. It’s the little things that you remember— and that’s totally one thing I’ll never forget.
But weren’t we talking about popsicles??? Sorry ’bout that huge tangent. Let’s talk about THESE POPSICLES.
These popsicles are literally the easiest dessert (or snack, heck, or breakfast) known to man! Yogurt, fresh strawberries, dark chocolate. That’s it!
And I’m not using just any ol’ yogurt here— you gotta get the good stuff! Annie’s Whole Milk Organic Yogurt is literally the perfect base for these refreshing pops. Rich, creamy, perfectly sweet— not to mention how awesome the ingredients are. I love how their yogurts are sweetened with real fruit— no artificial sweeteners, synthetic colors, or preservatives— and is made with organic whole milk from cows not treated with antibiotics, synthetics hormones, or pesticides. Love you Annie’s!
I used Annie’s Summer Strawberry flavor, since I wanted to go with a “chocolate covered strawberry” theme, but you could totally change it up with their Very Vanilla or Berry Patch flavors as well.
All you do is throw 16 oz of yogurt in your blender with 2 cups of fresh strawberries. Pulse the mixture a few times to break down those strawberries, pour it into your popsicle mold, and freeze! I drizzled mine with a little dark chocolate once they were frozen and it was the perfect finishing touch.
It honestly tasted like I was eating a frozen, creamy chocolate covered strawberry! Gahhh, summer get here soon!
If you’re looking to find Annie’s Organic Whole Milk Yogurt near you, I got mine at my local Publix. They’re featuring a 2 for $5 special for their 16 oz packs, which is exactly what you need for this recipe! Check out the Publix Extra Savings Mother’s Day Flyer for the details.
Since I’m so excited about this product and I totally want you all to be able to try these at home, Annie’s and I are doing a $15 PayPal GIVEAWAY so you can pick up some of this yogurt yourself! Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a $15 PayPal cash gift. The giveaway ends on Friday, May 20th at 11:59 pm EST.