Raspberries

Easy Strawberry Yogourt Freeze Pops

Kids and adults alike will love this healthier alternative to a tasty summer popsicle!

 

•1 ½ cups strawberries

•2 tbsps honey

•1 cup plain yogurt (2-4.5% fat works best)

 

  • Puree the berries in a blender with the honey (add a little water or yogurt if needed). 
  • Mix in yogurt by hand until well blended 
  • pour into “popsicle” forms and freeze! They also work well poured into small cups and eaten with a spoon once frozen. 

 

*To remove the pops from the mold, dip the form into a bit of hot water just to loosen the off the sides and pull out gently.

Fresh Berries

 

Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate. Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market. There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides.  

 

Well, with fresh berries just starting to hit farmers markets, we can tell you that how to keep them fresh! Here’s a tip I’m sharing on how to prevent them from getting there in the first place:  

 

WASH THEM IN VINEGAR!!!

 

When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila! Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft. So go forth and stock up on those pricey little gems, knowing they'll stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them. 

 

You're so berry welcome!