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Friday
Aug102012

Dairy-Free Peach & Cherry Yogurt Pops

This post is linked to Allergy-Free Wednesday #30

Pardon me, I just have to say "tee hee hee."

I've been wanting one of these Zoku Quick Pop Makers for a long time. A year ago I begged Zoku to send me one in exchange for a review on Lexie's Kitchen. Never heard back.

Sigh.

So I gave up. 

Zoku Quick Pop Maker © Photo copyright ZokuFast forward a year and I'm waltzing the aisles of TJ Maxx ... oh and "lookey there" a quick pop maker—not a Zoku, but some off brand for only $9.99 so who cares. Giddy-ly (is that a word) I put it in my cart along some unnecessary plastic objects and zipped up to check out.

If you're picking up on the tune I'm hinting at with "waltzing the aisles" and "unnecessary plastic objects" then you'll enjoy the little ditty sung by Nancy Griffith at the end of this post. :)

Anyway, I was excited. You see, popsicles stir up nostalgia for me. I remember Tutu and Grandpa's Wailupe Circle freezer being stocked with them. Us kids would grab our favorite flavor and dash out to the pier. We'd chomp and lick our pops as we dangled our feet over the edge of the bouncy diving board. The soothing tradewinds and vast expanse of ocean that lay before us were hypnotic. Oh but I am getting lost here in memories ... let me snap out of it.

I enjoyed many popsicles on, and dives off of, this pier. Aina Haina, Hawaii.

Okay, I'm back.

If you're the instant gratification type, you'll love one of these popsicle makers. Popsicles in 10 minutes flat! Can't beat that.

The only drawback to these makers is that you really need some kind of sweetener—honey, sugar, maple syrup, sugary fruit, etc. Without it the mixture may freeze too hard and you may have a difficult time getting the popsicles to release from their molds.

I would take a Zoku any day. You can do some fancy popsicle making with their special tools (sold separately). But I'm quite pleased with the X-Press Pops™ model—$9.99 at TJ Maxx (check your local store) or $32.99 on Amazon. You can buy Zokus here for $49.99. 

The first pops we made were these 4-ingredient French Vanilla Peach & Cherry Yogurt Pops. Dairy-free of course. I wanted them extra creamy so used some So Delicious French Vanilla Coconut Milk Creamer. Divide the yogurt/creamer mixture and mix with different fruits to create a striped pop. Or just make it one flavor.

The X-Press Pops™ Popsicle Maker I got for a steal from TJ Maxx.

Dairy-Free French Vanilla Peach & Cherry Yogurt Pops

Ingredients:

1 cup non-dairy YOGURT (I used my homemade. So Delicious Coconut would work equally well.)
1/3 cup So Delicious French Vanilla COCONUT CREAMER
1/2 teaspoon gluten-free VANILLA EXTRACT
1 cup fresh FRUIT of choice (I split a batch and used cherries and peaches)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into blender container. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle mold following manufacturer's instructions.

Notes:

As of August 9th, 2012 the ingredients in So Delicious French Vanilla Coconut Milk Creamer include: ORGANIC COCONUT MILK (ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM, WATER, GUAR GUM), ORGANIC DRIED CANE SYRUP, NATURAL FLAVORS, COLORED WITH TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, CARRAGEENAN.

And here's that little ditty to enjoy with your popsicle ...

Reader Comments (16)

Such beautiful pops Lexie! I just love your pics, always. I've wanted one of these for a year or so too! If Canada only had a TJ Maxx :) Also, thanks for the info on soy lecithin! Moderation, right?

August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Lexie, I just love what you do with your photos. The logo/title is so elegant!

August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDawn @ Cuter Than Gluten

What do you mean by the sugar? I did not see added sugar to the recipe, or do you mean because it is in the coconut creamer. I suppose stevia would not work? Thanks!

How does So Delicious coconut creamer differ from the so delicious coconut milk?

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris

This looks awesome!!!!

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMinnie(@thelady8home)

Maggie, I am with you ... I have settled for moderation with so many things. It has helped me return to sanity after going hardcore for a couple of years. Love you! xoLexie

August 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterLexie

Dawn & Minnie ... well THANKS! xoLexie

August 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterLexie

I HEART NANCI GRIFFITH!!! Love love love her! that old one is one of my absolute favs!! lol And the pops look deeelish!

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercarrie

Chris,

Yes the coconut creamer is the source of sugar (cane) in this recipe (and of course some in the fruit). The creamer is well ... creamier and sweeter than the So Delicious milk. This was designed as a convenience recipe vs. all from scratch recipe. I keep a few of those in my repertoire.

Stevia is an sweet herb, not a sugar. But I wonder if the fruit would be enough sugar? You could make these in old fashioned freezer molds that you could run under water to loosen. Then omitting sugar wouldn't be a problem ... it'd just make for a harder icier pop. I just wanted to pass on what this instant pop manufacturer said about the inclusion of sugar/sweetener for easy release. : )

For those not wanting to use coconut creamer, a mixture of a natural sweetener, canned coconut milk/cream, and a good splash of vanilla would probably work fine. : ) Popsicles are pretty forgiving.

xoLexie

August 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterLexie

Those look amazing!! And that picture of you - so, so cute! I need one of those pop makers. I already broke my cheapy plastic one.

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

wow beautiful pic! I remember my daughter I so much glad enjoy watching. Great idea to have this gluten-free recipe Dairy-Free Peach & Cherry Yogurt Pops sounds healthy. Thanks for sharing this info!

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

So gorgeous! Every single photo is stunning and what a lovely way to cool off!

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Hi Lexie,

The pops look delicious and the popsicle maker looks like it works just as well as a Zoku?

The creamer ingredient lists titanium dioxide as a natural colourant. You may want to do further research on this as it is a potential carcinogen. It is used in numerous products, including that for consumption but it shouldn't be.

http://www.ccohs.ca/headlines/text186.html

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Hi Peace,

Thanks so much for leaving this comment. Proof that what's on the grocery store shelf is not always made for human consumption. I will have to do more digging and pose the question of this ingredient to some of my doctor friends :) In the interim I did a little checking around and found mostly commentary and research on inhaled titanium dioxide.

One site poses the question of its safety and the answer they give is: "Yes and no depending on whether it is inhaled or ingested. Titanium dioxide is a cancer causing agent as listed by the CDC but only when inhaled. The World Health Organization in their review of titanium dioxide concluded that titanium dioxide is not carcinogenic when ingested. This is similar to coal dust, flour dust etc where inhalation interferes with the uptake of oxygen into the blood stream. Titanium dioxide is completely inert when ingested and is not harmful to health.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_ingredient_titanium_dioxide_in_food_supplement_harmful_to_health#ixzz23fiQNAmU

Though I cook mostly from scratch, there are times I post "convenience" recipes like this one. I think a nut milk or coconut cream + sweetener would work pretty well in place of the So Delicious Creamer if you don't want to use it.

xoLexie

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpeace

My neighbor has one of those! I am going to share this recipe so my little guy can enjoy too! Love it, so freshing! My name is Cindy and I blog over at Vegetarianmamma.com I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we'd love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week's link up here: http://vegetarianmamma.com/gluten-free-friday-recipe-link-up-1/
Thanks,
Cindy

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Thank you for stopping by our Gluten Free Fridays link up http://vegetarianmamma.com/gluten-free-friday-recipe-link-up-1/
I have pinned your recipe to our Gluten Free Fridays (recipes) board on Pinterest! Thanks again for making it a huge success! We had over 100 gluten free recipes this week :)
Cindy

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Yummy idea! I've only ever had popsicles (they're always dairy free) but yoghurt pops might be really yummy. I bet it's creamier, too. Thanks for sharing!

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterOut of The Hat

Out of the Hat … oh, yes yogurt pops are the bomb! Enjoy! xoLexie

February 17, 2014 | Registered CommenterLexie

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