Personalized popsicles make a fun summer treat for birthday parties, family reunions, and other special occasions.
What you’ll need:
- raspberry yogurt (Yoplait)
- vanilla yogurt
- a permanent marker
- a sandwich bag
- popsicle sticks
- wax paper
- a cookie sheet
- a freezer big enough to fit the cookie sheet
- food coloring (optional)
Step 1) Using the permanent marker, draw a circle on the wax paper. (I traced the bottom of a plastic cup for my circle.) Write a letter or letters in the middle of the circle.
Step 2) Turn the wax paper face down on cookie sheet (so the letters are backwards). Place 3-6 ounces of vanilla yogurt in the sandwich bags and cut a 1/4th inch opening in the corner. Squeeze the bag gently as you trace the letters with yogurt. I also outlined my circles with the vanilla yogurt. Like this..
Step 3) Freeze the vanilla yogurt for at least an hour.
Step 4) Place about two ounces of raspberry yogurt over the vanilla. (I use Yoplait raspberry because they color the yogurt with concentrated beet juice. Most ordinary yogurts won’t have enough color contrast for legible letters. For other color possibilities see Step 6.) Place a popsicle stick about half way into the yogurt circle and top with another ounce of yogurt.
Step 5) Freeze overnight (or for at least four hours) and enjoy!
Step 6 ) For other colors, simply add a few drops of food coloring to a small bowl of vanilla yogurt. Using the sandwich bag piping method you can create almost anything.