This is a family treat to remind you of the refreshing power of the Holy Spirit. With the great feast of Pentecost to celebrate tomorrow, I wanted to fix a special treat with the color red to mirror the feast. These Pentecost pops are the perfect way to celebrate. They can be fixed in a variety of configurations, but they are always appreciated and are always fun. Give them a try and see what you think!
- 1/2 cup strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and sliced
- 1/2 cup raspberries, rinsed
- 2-3 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 4 cups whole milk or Greek vanilla yogurt
Place berries in a heavy pan over medium-high heat and cook until simmering. Stirring often, cook for 10 minutes until thickened. Add sugar if the berries need sweetening. Pour into a bowl and let cool to room temperature.
In popsicle molds, spoon in 1/8 cup yogurt, followed by 1/8 cup of berry mixture. Continue to layer until mold is filled. Gently tap mold on the counter to release any air bubbles, and insert a popsicle stick. Repeat in other molds. Makes 8-10 popsicles, depending on size of molds. Freeze 6 hours.
This recipe is very versatile. Switch up the yogurt flavor or the type of berries. You can also add a layer of granola in between the yogurt and berry layers. Or you can forgo layering altogether, and mix fresh berries into the yogurt before freezing in the molds.