Kool-Aid Yogurt Pops
These Kool-Aid Yogurt Pops are a modern spin on a classic summer treat from your childhood.
You may not have been raised on Kool-Aid but I was. Surprisingly I still graduated college and I turned out alright. While I don’t typically stock my refrigerator with the sweet nectar of my childhood I’m okay with my boys getting a glass or two over at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s. I imagine that to my kids it is something like when I went to my grandparents and was always welcomed with a lukewarm glass of Tang with water straight from the faucet. Gasp!
Please tell me there are other closet Kool-Aid drinkers out there? This is a safe place where we can talk. I know you serve your children milk and 100% apple juice now but we remember well the exotic flavors of Incrediberry, Strawberry Falls Punch, and Purplesaurus Rex (my personal throwback favorite). Oh Yeah!
My dad still LOVES Kool-Aid. Orange is his all-time favorite but Grape is a close contender. Growing up it was always my dad’s job to make the Kool-Aid. I remember the first time I used my emergent-reading and math skills to make the concoction myself. Apparently my dad had been holding out on the sugar because Holy-Mother-of-Kool-Aid-Man that was a SWEET drink! Or maybe my math and/or measuring skills were a tad off. Minor details. I was always sure to leave just enough in the bottom of the pitcher after that incident so that I was not responsible for refilling that plastic pitcher ever again. Too much pressure.
I was recently given the opportunity to review the ZOKU Quick Pop Maker. It is some serious fun- let me tell you! If you aren’t familiar with the Quick Pop Maker I can’t wait to introduce you. You freeze the compact unit (we keep ours in the freezer just so it’s ready any time we get the urge) and then you add juice, yogurt, pureed fruit, ice cream, etc. and SEVEN minutes later you have totally customized popsicles! None of this waiting overnight business.
I’m so excited to be able to give one of you one of these nifty little gadgets! You’ll also receive the Mini Pop Mold. It is a traditional popsicle mold in that it takes about 4-6 hours in your freezer however the design is anything but traditional. Aren’t these tiny bulbs just adorable? These pops are perfect for little hands. They literally pop right out- no warm water or sticking to the silicone mold. My toddler giggles every time he pulls one from the base!
Do you remember carefully filling an ice cube tray with Kool-Aid, wrapping it up with cling wrap, and sticking a toothpick inside? I smile even now thinking of eating those tiny sweet pops on those flimsy toothpicks on hot summer days. Please tell me you did this as a child! I thought it would be fun to update the Kool-Aid Pops of my childhood and give them a little more substance. My favorite way to sneak in some good protein and other nutrients is Greek yogurt so this was the outcome. Use any flavors you want; I used plain Chobani Greek yogurt but feel free to omit the Kool-Aid and use any flavor of yogurt your family loves.
My toddler LOVES popsicles. It would not be an exaggeration to say that he eats one almost every day. It is his dessert of choice even over cookies, cakes, and all kinds of candy. His love of popsicles is fierce! This works out pretty well considering his peanut allergy and that most popsicles are a safe choice wherever we go. They’re also easy to make at home which is why I was really excited to try these ZOKU popsicle makers. I hope you love these as much as we do!
Kool-Aid Yogurt Pops
Kool Aid Yogurt Pops- just like when you were a kid, but packed with protein and Greek Yogurt!
- Plain or Vanilla yogurt
- Kool-Aid Liquid Drink Mix
- Add one squirt of concentrated Kool-Aid drink mix to yogurt and stir to incorporate.
- Fill your popsicle mold and freeze (7 minutes for ZOKU Quick Pop Maker, 4-6 hours for traditional popsicle molds)
- I used Plain Chobani Greek yogurt- use whatever yogurt your family loves.
- I do not suggest adding powdered Kool-Aid. The liquid concentrate comes already sweetened. If you cannot find the liquid concentrate you can omit the Kool-Aid and use your family's favorite fruit flavored yogurt.
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