Friday, April 18, 2014

Date & Yogurt Pops

Grocery shopping on this island can sometimes be really depressing. And by depressing I mean expensive. I get why the organic orange juice is $8 - the oranges were grown in a far off land and the juice arrived either by airplane or boat. For this reason, and many others, we try to eat in season and purchase as many local foods as possible. But sometimes your kid is dying for fresh orange juice so sometimes you buy it.

When my parents visit on the weekends my dad often surprises us with a haul of groceries from off island. It's like Christmas. A holiday in the form of brown rice, beans, and nuts.

Dylan eyes a new bags of dates immediately. He loves them in almost any form. Recently, we made these creamy pops on one of the warmer spring days (wearing a flannel shirt eating a frozen pop pretty much sums up our April). They are simply a mix of local whole milk yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, and chopped dates.

Date & Yogurt Pops
makes about 4 depending on your mold (I use this one)

1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup pitted dates, roughly chopped

 To make - simply whisk together the yogurt and almond milk. Drop a small handful of chopped dates into each popsicle cup. Pour over yogurt mixture and insert wooden stick. Allow to set up in the freezer then run under warm water to remove from mold.

Ps. Making homemade almond milk

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