While working on five new freezer-pop recipes in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, I was greeted by, “Mom, Mom, did you bring me another popsicle?” when I got home at the end of every day. My son Sawyer was our official under-5 taste-tester and he took his job seriously. Although his hands-down favorite was the Vanilla-Orange Freezer Pop, he gave high marks to all, except the coffee-flavored confection. Just one taste of the chocolaty Mocha Ice Pop and he declared, “This one’s just for moms and dads.” What Sawyer didn’t know is that all the pops we developed are less than 90 calories each, so you can experience guilt-free pleasure when cooling off with one.
In addition to all the healthy Frozen Dessert Recipes we already have, we developed delicious recipes for Banana Pudding Pops, Watermelon-Blueberry Ice Pops and Mocha Ice Pops. But my favorite of the five pops we made this summer? The chocolate-raspberry yogurt pop. (The little beauty is pictured below.) Raspberry, after all, is the best summer fruit, but add in a little chocolate and I’m truly in heaven. You can make these with any basic popsicle molds, but we loved the ones from Tovolo that we used for these photos. They’re $9.95 a set and you can order them on amazon.com. If you don’t have your own funky molds, divide the ice-pop mixture among small paper or plastic cups instead. Freeze until very thick, but not completely frozen, 1 to 2 hours. Insert frozen-treat sticks and continue freezing until completely firm, 4 to 5 hours more.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Pops