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Shamrock Freezer Pops

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 3

They're cute as a leprechaun and filled with yogurt and milk -- so they make a healthful holiday snack, too! MORE + LESS -

TBSP Susan
June 5, 2015

Ingredients

1
Zoku™ pop maker (pre-frozen in freezer 24 hours)
3
Fruit Roll-Ups™ Flavor Mixers fruit-flavored snacks (from a 10 count box)
2
(6 ounce) cartons Yoplait® Original Key lime yogurt, DIVIDED
1/3
cup milk
Green food coloring
Gold edible glitter (optional)

Steps

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  • 1
    Unroll one of the Fruit Roll-Ups™ snacks and, using only the green stripe, cut out 3 small heart shapes using a tiny cookie cutter. (Use a knife if you don't have a cookie cutter small enough.) Place the 3 hearts with points together to form a shamrock shape and press the edges to stick together. Add a small stem made from the leftover Fruit Roll-Ups™. Repeat with remaining Fruit Roll-Ups™ to make 2 more shamrocks.
  • 2
    Remove Zoku™ maker from freezer and place it up on end. (It must have been frozen for at least 24 hours.) Dip one shamrock in water and, using a paddle tool or a thin frosting spatula, press shamrock to inside of pops mold (making sure the shamrock faces the correct direction). Hold for a few seconds before releasing the paddle tool. Repeat with the remaining 2 shamrocks in the remaining 2 slots.
  • 3
    Stand Zoku™ maker upright and add handles to the 3 mold slots. In a small bowl, mix 8 ounces of Key lime yogurt (1 and 1/3 cartons, or 1 cup) and milk. Add green food coloring to create the desired shade of green. (I used 6 drops.) Pour mixture into the Zoku molds.
  • 4
    Allow pops to freeze completely, 7 to 10 minutes on the counter. Then use the Zoku™ remover tool to remove each pop from its mold.

Expert Tips

  • This recipe assumes the use of a Zoku Freezer Pops Maker and that the maker has been frozen for 24 hours prior to starting this recipe. If using traditional freezer pops molds, allow sufficient extra freezing time.
  • Pour remaining 4 ounces of yogurt into a small ramekin dish. Pour gold edible glitter into another ramekin. Dip the top of each pop first into the yogurt, then into the gold glitter for an extra magic sparkle on St. Patty's Day!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Our Shamrock Freezer Pops are super festive – and the yogurt and milk in ‘em will make your inner leprechaun grin!

    Enjoy St. Patty’s Day without all those empty calories in sweet goodies or [gasp!] green beer. These Shamrock Freezer Pops are made from Yoplait Key Lime Yogurt and milk, so they pack some nom nutrition in with all that festive fun!

    We introduced you to this super special freezer pleaser last fall with our Halloween Freezer Pops. Now we’re baaaaack with a green pops version, all shamrocked up to knock the little elfin socks off your leprechauny holiday.

    You can do these in regular freezer pop molds and just freeze ‘em for a longer time if you want. But if you haven’t checked out a Zoku maker yet, do it! Serious coolness and quickness!

    Here’s how it’s done:

    Dude...chill out! I mean, chill that pop-maker for 24 hours ‘til it’s good ‘n frosty.

    Surprise! There are only a few supplies! Line 'em up.

    Unroll the green Fruit Roll-Ups snacks and cut out little shamrocks. This is the hardest part. And it’s not hard. I used a tiny heart cookie cutter and put three little hearts together to make the shamrock.

    Use a sharp knife if you don’t have a little cookie cutter. Or find a magic leprechaun to just zap ‘em out with his little green fingers.

    Tip the Zoku maker up on end and, using the paddle tool or a thin frosting spatula, press the fruity shamrocks to the upper wall of each of the three pop molds.

    Be sure to wet the shamrocks first so they stick inside the slots like a tongue sticks to a flag pole in the winter. See ... they're in there!

    In a small bowl, mix the Yoplait Key Lime Yogurt, milk and a wee bit o’ food coloring.

    Tip the maker back upright and add the pop sticks, then fill with the yogurt mixture.

    Wait and watch the pops freeze before your very eyes! Then use the special release tool to take the pops out. And, lookie there!

    Display them in the Zoku stand if you want. I put the stand on a plate piled with Lucky Charms cereal to hide the stand. Hehe … just about as clever as a sneaky little leprechaun, I’d say.

    If you’re feeling VERY magical, dip the ends of the pops in the remaining yogurt and some edible gold glitter. Oh yah – this is the stuff rainbows and pots of gold are really made of!

    Erin go bragh!
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