Cool, refreshing, guilt-free, and utterly flavorful pops for those hot summer days.
The warmer months are upon us, and you know what that means…popsicle time! Whether you have a family full of kids who are into popsicles or just enjoy having them by yourself, these are a delightful treat that you’ll fall in love with!
These low-carb, gluten-free matcha yogurt pops are just lovely. The green tea flavor of matcha comes through without being overpowering, and the pops are lightly sweetened, with the lemon helping to bring all the flavors forward.
The matcha tea powder you’ll be using also helps make these pops guilt-free, because it’s got so many good things in it for your body. Not only does it add a great green tea flavor; it’s also packed full of antioxidants, which help your body fight off many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart problems, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and even HIV and some types of cancer. Matcha green tea powder also reduces inflammation, prevents tooth decay, helps your body burn calories faster, prevents your skin from aging prematurely, and is a powerful detoxifier.
So give these a go!
A note on freeing your popsicles from their mold: First of all, use the old-fashioned wooden popsicle sticks. Plastic ones are flimsy and will often leave your popsicle still “trapped” in the mold because they slide out. Then, to remove the frozen popsicles from the molds, submerge them most of the way in a bowl of hot water and gently pull on the sticks to loosen the popsicles.
Frozen Matcha Yogurt Pops RecipePublished: 2017-06-30
- 12 ounces Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 tsp Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 3 tablespoons powdered erythritol
- 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 6 drops stevia extract
- 1 tablespoon boiling water
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the matcha powder and teaspoon of boiling water, mixing to create a smooth paste.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, erythritol, and stevia until well-combined.
- Stir in the matcha paste you made until everything is blended.
- Spoon this mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for 1 hour.
- Add the popsicle sticks, pressing them down into the semi-frozen pops about 3/4 of the way.
- Continue to freeze until the popsicles are solid (at least another 3 hours).
Yield 4 matcha yogurt pops