Orange and Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles …and GIVEAWAY



When I was a kid I used to love popsicles.

I made my parents buy me loads and loads of them. When they started to worry about my health I used various sophisticated methods to make them do what I wanted … I screamed, kicked or told them I wouldn’t look after them when they were old. All in all, I guess I was every parent’s dream.

Now that I have grown up, the only thing that has changed in my relationship towards popsicles is that I am able to make my own ones.

And let me tell you that since I found my first popsicle mold in Ikea our freezer has been bursting with these fabulous treats.


(The contest is closed. Thank you.)
Because I want you to experience the fun and joy that making your own popsicles brings I’ve prepared this cute summer giveaway for you.

The package that one of you can win includes four (4) popsicle molds, four (4) ice shot glass molds, two (2) ice cube trays, ten (10) fun glasses and a package of 225 colorful straws.

All this can be yours!

To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the ‘Comments section’ of this post:

“What is you favorite popsicle or ice cream flavor?”

  • One entry per person, please.

Additional entries:

  • Twitter (follow ZoomYummy; leave a note about it in the comment section of this post),
  • Facebook (become a fan of ZoomYummy; leave a note about it in the comment section of this post).

(So together you can have three entries.)

Winner will be selected at random and announced on Thursday (July 8).

Good luck, everybody!
(The contest is closed. Thank you.)


And now back to the Orange and Vanilla Yogurt Popsicle.

You need only 4 ingredients!

Such a simple treat.

These are the popsicle molds I’ve used.

If you don’t own popsicle molds then you can use paper or plastic cups with popsicle sticks stuck in the middle.

1. Fill about 1/4 of the mold with the orange juice.

Please notice how I am not able to pour the juice properly while, at the same time, taking a picture.

That might be just too challenging for some of us!

The molds are filled.

2. Place the molds into the freezer for about 2 hours (we want the juice to be frozen so that it doesn’t mix with the yogurt).

3. Meanwhile, mix the yogurt, sugar and vanilla extract.

You’ll be surprised by how wonderful a flavor these three ingredients can create!

4. When the juice has frozen, fill the molds with the yogurt mixture and place them back into the freezer.

(If you use cups instead of molds then make sure to put the sticks in about an hour after placing the cups in the freezer so they stay upright.)

In my freezer these popsicles needed about 10 hours to get fully frozen.

And here we are with an addictive, tart-sweet combination of orange and vanilla.

You just have to make it!

It’s so yummy!

(This recipe makes 4 regular popsicles.)

Looting IKEA and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Do you like popsicles?

I love, love, love them.

‘Cause they spin my head right round, …right round.

And if something makes my head spin, I heart it endlessly.

In fact, pops might be the greatest invention of the humankind ever, I think (a proper science investigation is needed here).

I love the juicy ones and the creamy ones, as well – my favorite flavors being… hmmm… strawberry (yum), peach (yippee), apricot (oh, dear), lemon (mmmmmm…) and caramel (instant-coma) and vanilla (yo, man) and let me stop myself right here, because I’m afraid that what I’m possibly doing right now is naming all the existing flavors…

Once I even attempted to make Cookie Pops – that was so much fun!

Anyway, just recently I stumbled upon a homemade-popsicle idea somewhere in the deep web.

And that made me think, OH… DID that make me think about all the homemade-popsicle related stuff.

Questions like: ‘How exactly?’, ‘Can I put a glass into a freezer?’, ‘What kind of stick’  – buzzing in my head constantly.

Last Sunday was the day when I was shown a sign – A MIGHTY SIGN.

It stroke me right there in IKEA, while I was looting their kitchen department, wearing a multi-orgasmic expression on my face.

A popsicle mold? Like REALLY? I didn’t know you existed? I didn’t know about you. Can you forgive me, please? Can we be friends? From now to infinity… and beyond, please?

I really am a lucky person, so lucky…

So immediately, after we’d arrived home, I jump-started the action.

I poured in two containers of plain yogurt into a food processor.

Then I added these wonderful, gorgeous canned strawberries.

Then some sugar and lemon juice to taste.

Little bit of mixing ensued and our homemade strawberry yogurt was born.

This mixture might not have been aware of the fact that it was going to be turned into something really amazing.

Things like this had never happened in our household before.

Then I went on and spooned the mixture into the lovely molds.

I put the mold into its stand.

And then I stuck the handle in.

There were six molds in one package.

And I filled them all and sent them to my freezer for a 24-hour life-changing trip.


We just can’t get enough of them.

I did a little research on homemade ice lollies which eventually transported me into the state of utter bliss with all those amazing ideas running through my head.

I’ve chosen one particular pop idea to round off this sweet pop post with…


(Isn’t that just the perfect way to end a post with? I’m now considering ending all my future posts that way.)

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