Friday, March 30, 2012

Sweet Potato Swirl Frozen Yogurt Pops

The weather has been weird lately.  We almost did not experience winter except for two snow days early this year. Spring is just starting, but daytime temperatures have been unusually high -- almost like summer and I'm getting sunburned already!  The warm weather leaves me longing for healthy frozen treats. I'm in a celebratory mood too since my latest scans showed that my tumors are becoming less metabolically active. Since we have a stash of sweet potatoes, I decided to make Sweet Potato Swirl Frozen Yogurt Pops. They're really not too difficult to make.

Sweet Potato Swirl Frozen Yogurt Pops
1 small sized sweet potato, steamed and divided into two parts
     For the sweet potato swirl:
        1/4 c mashed sweet potatoes
        1-1/2 tsp raw honey
        1/2 tsp vanilla
     For the sweet potato:in the ice pops:
         Cut sweet potato into small cubes to make 1/4 c
1 small tub French Vanilla yogurt (I used Yoplait French Vanilla Yogurt)

Steam a small sized sweet potato for 20 minutes. Peel it and cut the sweet potato into two equal sizes. Cut one portion into small cubes and reserve for later. Use a fork to mash the other portion and measure out 1/4 c of mashed sweet potato and mix in the 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1-1/2 tsp honey to form a puree. 

Place the puree in a disposable piping bag or a ziplock with the corner of the bag snipped about 1/4 cm. Pipe the mixture into the inside part of 1 oz glass measuring cups/ 3 oz.Dixie paper cups using a swirling motion starting at the bottom and working up the sides of the cups. Freeze the cups for 30 minutes till the puree sticks to the walls. 

Fill inside of cups with vanilla yogurt, making sure there no air bubble trapped between the yogurt and glass. Drop small cubes of sweet potato into the yogurt and push gently into the yogurt. Push a popsicle stick or small plastic spoon into the center of each cup.  Place in freezer for 2 hours till yogurt ice pops are frozen solid. This recipe makes 2 frozen yogurt pops.


Koko said...

Lucky lady! I want warm weather so badly!

I love this tasty treat....I am such a huge fan of pumpkin but I never have used sweet potato in a way like this. I will absolutely have to try this in the summer!