Invest in popsicle / lolly moulds and you will be making these refreshing, guilt-free popsicles all summer long. (Reusable silicon or plastic popsicle/lolly moulds are approximately £9 on Amazon and will be a great investment if you have a sweet tooth. Most are 100ml in size and come in sets of 6).
- 230g fresh strawberries, weight after trimming
- 3 TB fructose (fruit sugar)
- 450g fat-free plain Greek-style yogurt
- Trim the strawberries and dice into small pieces. Place in a bowl and sprinkle over the fructose, mixing well. Cover and leave to macerate in the fridge overnight.
- The next morning, blitz the strawberries to a puree and fold in three-quarters of this blitzed puree into the yogurt. Whisk well to combine.
- Divide the strawberry yogurt between the 100ml lolly moulds*, stopping at intervals to add a little of the remaining blitzed strawberry puree. (This just makes it look pretty by giving it a mottled appearance. You can simply combine all the blitzed puree into the yogurt if that’s easier and quicker for you.) Click the lid/stick in place in each mould, and place upright in the freezer for several hours, preferable overnight.
- Remove the popsicles from the freezer 30 minutes before eating and place them in the fridge. This will result in a softer texture – and may make it easier to remove the popsicle from the mould. (If you still struggle to remove it, run a little warm water on the outside of the popsicle mould and slide the lolly out.)
- *You are likely to have some leftover mixture after filling the 6 moulds. You can simply place this in a small bowl or ramekin, cover with cling film and freeze along with the others, or leave unfrozen and enjoy as an addition to your breakfast smoothie.