I hope you all enjoyed a great weekend. If you live in the U.S., I hope you had a wonderful, long Memorial Day weekend with lots of outdoor time with friends and family! I know tropical storm Beryl messed up a lot of weekend holiday plans in the southeastern states and here in the Midwest, it was HOT with near record high temperatures!
Knowing what was in the forecast for the weekend, I decided something frozen and cooling was in order. I had just seen this recipe in the latest issue of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food but there are slight variations on this theme here, here, and here.
As much as these were extremely tasty, I think that next time I make them, I would dilute the orange juice concentrate just a little or use regular yogurt instead of the Greek yogurt that I used - both of which led to delicious but powerful flavors. Great for adults, but a little too intense for my not quite 3-year-old grandson.
PS: On a personal note, I've decided to enjoy our short, Midwest summer season as much as possible this year. I'm not going away but I won't be joining in any food links for a while and, if you don't see a post from me every single week, it's because I'm outside playing :) A computer-cation, you might say.
Creamy Orange Yogurt PopsAdapted from Everyday Food - June, 2012 Issue
1 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups full-fat plain yogurt (I used Greek yogurt)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Combine orange juice concentrate and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir over heat until sugar is dissolve, about 3-4 minutes. Add yogurt and vanilla to orange juice mixture and stir to combine.
Transfer to a pitcher or measuring bowl with pouring spout and pour into ice-pop molds and insert sticks. Freeze until solid, about 6 hours (or can be kept frozen for a week in advance).
Briefly run molds under hot water to release pops.
Depending on the size of your molds, this will make 6-10 pops.
My Notes: Next time, I would probably dilute the orange juice concentrate just a little and instead of Greek yogurt, I would try regular yogurt.