Photo: Tony Lanz
These fruity Canada-themed popsicles are a healthy treat made with frozen raspberries and yogurt, and the edible maple leaf decorations are so fun!
600 g bag frozen raspberries, thawed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
Boil raspberries with sugar and ½ cup water in a saucepan until raspberries turn mushy. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup, using the bottom of a ladle to push out all the liquid and pulp. Discard seeds in sieve.
Pour raspberry mixture into Popsicle moulds to ¼-way up the mould. Freeze until layer is firm, about 2 hr. Refrigerate remaining raspberry purée.
Whisk vanilla yogurt with ½ cup water. Pour yogurt mixture ¾-way up the mould (over frozen raspberry layer). Insert Popsicle sticks. Freeze until yogurt layer is firm, about 2 hr. Pour more raspberry mixture in until it reaches the top of the mould. Freeze until Popsicles are completely firm, about 2 more hr, preferably overnight.
To unmould, dip Popsicle mould in hot water for 10 to 15 sec, or until Popsicles are easily pulled out of the mould.
Cut out maple leaves using a small maple leaf cutter on red fruit leather. Carefully place maple leaf on the Popsicle to make a Canadian flag!
Originally published in the Today's Parent July 2014 issue.