I've seen countless ice cream recipes on other blogs that leave me craving the sweet, creamy deliciousness... but when I scan through the ingredient list and see cream, half and half, egg yolks, sugar... I just can't do it. I know if I have a batch of homemade ice cream, there will be zero self-control. So I like to indulge by getting a scoop when I'm out every now and then... and leave my homemade concoctions on the healthier side.
I recently received a package of POM Wonderful Pomegranate-Blueberry juice to review. The POM Wonderful people are always so generous, and I am more than happy to enjoy the juice in a mocktail (club soda, splash of juice and a lime). However, I was craving ice cream, and had this juice at my disposal, so I figured I'd make a healthy, icy treat!
These ice pops were so simple, healthy and delicious. In the future, I might use vanilla yogurt rather than plain because the juice is fairly tart, so the ice pops we sweet, but quite tart. These ice pops come in around 30 calories a pop (they're about the size of a dixie cup). They filled my homemade, cool, sweet treat void without breaking the calorie bank!
Blueberry-Pomegranate Yogurt Ice Pops
8 oz. POM Wonderful Blueberry-Pomegranate Juice
1 c. plain or vanilla yogurt
1/2 pint blueberries
Whisk together juice and yogurt in a pourable measuring cup.
Place straws in the center of ice pop molds, place 5-6 blueberries around the stick to hold it up.
Pour about 1/4 c. juice mixture into each mold.
Place in the freezer for 2+ hours, or until solid.
Makes 8 ice pops.