You won’t be able to stop at one! Oh my, but these are good!
I’ve always loved this treat, even from childhood. I’ve tried to duplicate it a few times in the past without much success.
But then I thought, why try to “duplicate” it? By and large, the product was artificially flavored and maybe not much good for you (maybe? Nope it’s not good for you LOL). So maybe a few natural, or close-to-natural ingredients would be better.
|All natural ingredients|
I got the idea for using frozen orange juice concentrate when I had to defrost some so I could use about a tablespoon of it in a marinade. Since I didn’t want to make up a pitcher of OJ, I put it in a container and back in the fridge. Then I got to thinking about the texture of it when frozen–it’s something like a very sticky sherbet as everyone knows. I liked that!!! So I thought I’d try it to make a creamsicle-like pop. FYI the thing I’d do differently *next* time I make these–and there will be a next time–is add about a tablespoon or two of water to the orange concentrate to get it a tad more icy when it freezes. In it’s pristine state, I find it melts a bit *too* quickly.
Anyway since I fell madly in love with Greek yogurt, that’s the base of the white part, but you’d never know it. To me, it tastes like cheesecake!!
- 1 1 /2 cups plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 pkg 12 fl oz orange juice concentrate, thawed
- Process all ingredients, except for orange juice concentrate in a blender or Ninja.
- Spoon about 1-2 tbs (depends on the size of your molds--I use the one pictured above and used a tad more than 1 tbs) of orange juice concentrate in each mold.
- Top this with about 2-3 tbs of the yogurt mixture (again it depends on the size of your mold) on top of the orange juice. Repeat until molds are filled, leaving a bit of space at the top to allow for expansion in freezing (maybe 1/16-1/8-inch).
- Cover mold, add sticks and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Mine made 10 pops with a little OJ left over.