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They layered cool and creamy vanilla yogurt and Juicy Juice® 100% Juice, cherry flavor to make this white and red striped frozen pop irresistible to kids! Don’t worry; layering these bomb pops is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

Cherry and Cream BombPops
Total Time: 5 hours 45 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: Makes 10 Pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup Juicy Juice® 100% Juice, cherry flavor
  • 1 ½ cup frozen dark cherries or pitted fresh cherries
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Ice pop molds
  • Ice pop sticks

Preparation:

  • Puree Juicy Juice® 100% Juice, cherry flavor and cherries in a blender until the cherries are slightly broken down, 10 to 20 seconds. Divide the cherry mixture in half. Take one half and pour into each pop mold, dividing evenly among them (they should each be about 1/3 full), and freeze 45 minutes. Refrigerate the remaining batch of cherry mixture for step 3.

  • Whisk Greek yogurt, half and half and honey in a large glass measuring cup with a spout until the honey is completely dissolved into the yogurt mixture. Divide among the pop molds (the pop molds should be about 2/3 full after). Set pop molds in freezer and allow to firm about 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, a layer of ice should form across the top, but the yogurt layer should not be solid.

  • Remove the 2nd batch of cherry mixture and stir to combine. Fill the pop molds with a final layer of the remaining cherry mixture, add pop sticks, pressing down through the partially frozen layers and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. Run under warm water to release pops from molds and serve!

On warm summer days, making this flavored ice pop only takes 10 minutes to prepare.

Kiwi Strawberry Pop
Prep time: 10 minutes plus freeze time
Makes 8 ice pops

Ingredients:

  • 1¼ cups of Juicy Juice® 100% juice, kiwi strawberry flavor
  • 1 (0.3 oz) package of sugar-free strawberry flavored gelatin mix
  • 1 cup of strawberry halves
  • 2 large ripe kiwis, peeled, cut into ¼ inch dice, divided

Preparation:

  • Bring 1 cup of juice to a boil, then dissolve gelatin mix in boiling juice.
  • Stir in ¼ cup ice-cold juice and pour cooled gelatin mixture into a blender.
  • Add strawberries and three-fourths of the diced kiwi; blend until smooth.
  • Using a spoon, gently stir in remaining kiwi.
  • Pour ¼ cup of the kiwi mixture into each of 8 ice-pop molds; insert sticks.
  • Freeze until solid.

Add style to your next summer gathering with this tropical recipe for Orange Mango Granita. Infused with an exotic combination of fresh mangos and orange tangerine juice, this icy treat is a delicious way to keep guests cool. With its delicate crystalized texture, this luscious dessert is sure to be a summertime crowd pleaser.

Orange Mango Granita
Servings Per Recipe: 10

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Orange Tangerine Flavor Juicy Juice® 100% Juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 medium firm-ripe mangos, peeled and cut into pieces (about 2 cups total) or 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen mango cubes, thawed

Preparation:

  • Combine Orange Tangerine Flavor Juicy Juice® 100% Juice and sugar in small saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Cool slightly
    .
  • Place mangoes and juice mixture in food processor or blender; process until smooth. Force through a sieve into a shallow baking pan (discard solids). Freeze for 3 to 4 hours, stirring and crushing lumps with a fork every hour. Granita can be made 2 days ahead and frozen, covered. Just before serving, scrape surface of granita with a fork to lighten texture (texture should look like crystals).

  • Scoop granita into serving bowls. Garnish with sliced mango, pomegranate seeds and grated lime peel, if desired. 

Juicy Juice® Yogurt Pops feature wonderful fruit flavors in this easy-to-prepare recipe. Try other berries and favorite fruits to create additional variations.

Juicy Juice® Yogurt Pops
Servings Per Recipe: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 containers (6 to 8 ounces each) vanilla or berry fat free yogurt
  • 1 can (8 to 8 1/2 ounces) peach slices drained
  • 1/2 cup any flavor Juicy Juice® 100% juice
  • 8 (5 ounces) wax-coated paper cups
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen berries
  • Aluminum foil
  • 8 wooden craft sticks

Directions:

  • Place yogurt, peaches and Juicy Juice® 100% juice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour evenly into cups, filling a little more than halfway. Divide berries evenly among cups. Cover each cup with foil. Insert stick through center of foil.

  • Freeze for 4 to 6 hours or until firm. To remove pops from cups, carefully run warm water over side of cup to loosen. Remove cup and enjoy! 




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