Cake pops are pretty awesome. A little bite of awesomeness. My friend Lisa and I attempted to make cake pops for a baby shower we gave for our friend Emily Ley. I sill chuckle at how pathetic our dessert turned out. Tasty…heck yes they tasted delicious. Balls…um well they were roundish, the icing was not smooth and the sprinkles….well let’s just say they looked like a craft project preschoolers created. No joke. BUT they tasted awesome and we get a big kick out of talking about it!
Starbucks is the only shop near my home that sells cake pops. To make them is a process, so I decided to try a new spin on the mini dessert. Enter frozen yogurt pops!
Lily is a yogurt lover. Whenever she decides she’s not interested in her pb & J after two bites I know she will go for yogurt. If she’s not feeling a new creamy pasta creation, I know there’s always yogurt. Teething…yogurt. Tantrum…yogurt. You get the point. A famous pin on Pinterest is yogurt chips made from dropping small amounts on a cookie tray and freezing them. The only thing wrong with frozen yogurt chips is they melt fast. I have not made them, but I could imagine it would be similar to eating Dippin Dots with your fingers. So why not put frozen yogurt on a stick???
I found a cake pop mold at Bed Bath & Beyond for $7.99 (not including their coupon) and picked up a bag of cake pop sticks from Target. For the yogurt I used one blueberry and one banana Yo Baby organic yogurt packs I had on hand.
First thing first make sure you wash your cake pop mold (a no brainer, but I thought I should still remind ya). If you don’t have a cake pop mold no worries…do you have an ice cube tray? Cool shaped silicon tray? Wait about 10 minutes to let the yogurt set a little in the freezer before inserting the cake pop sticks in those particular trays.
Next take a sandwich Ziplock bag and spoon the yogurt into the corner of the plastic bag. Cut the tip of the corner to create your very own frosting bag. This is a little trick I learned from my mom years ago that has come in handy more times to count. Make sure when you cut the bag to cut a small hole (you can always make it bigger, never smaller!).
To fill, keep one hand holding the mold shut while you use your other hand and your DIY piping bag to fill each section with the yogurt.
Cover a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper and lay the mold on top. Insert the cake pop sticks into the holes and then place the tray into the freezer. Let them freeze for two hours.
When ready pop the mold open and the wiggle each stick until each pop out. I had a few that were stubborn and I used a tip of a knife to lift them out. These frozen yogurt pops melt pretty quickly, so place them in a freezer safe Ziplock bag and place them back in the freezer.