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Grape-tastic Pops

 

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Day 11 of the 12 days of Summer Kickoff is this royal beauty!  It is rich in color and flavour and healthy to boot!  It wouldn’t be fair to do a 12 day of Summer Ice pops and not somehow include the same purple staining dripping that my own childhood included.  The difference here is that YOU control the sugar (and in this case I even used honey so they’re naturally sweetened by our good friends, the bees!). They’re honestly so good…I hazard to say the best I’ve made so far!

They take some pre-planning as I made them with pure grape juice that I made last summer with grapes from my mom’s yard.  I simply boiled them down with a bit of water and then strained them and froze the rich liquid.  I used it in summery grape and mint mojitos and if I had been so inclined I could have used it for jelly too!

This recipe includes 1 1/2 cup of the homemade grape juice, 1/4 cup honey (or so…sweeten to your liking and remember it takes more sweeteners for things to taste sweet when frozen), and 1/3 cup plain (or flavoured if you desire) greek yogurt.  Whisk all these ingredients together and pour into molds to freeze. They’re truly such a beautiful color and indeed, they do stain your little one’s hands, and mouth and anything else the melting pops dribble on!

PS: they’re even healthy enough to eat for breakfast, in your pjs, on your deck!

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