Double Strawberry Milksicles
All you need is a few simple ingredients and some eager little hands to pull together these milksicles. Take a few minutes to craft these in the morning and by early afternoon you can treat yourselves to kid-friendly flavors like double-strawberry, blueberry, and classic vanilla.
  1. Partially thaw the strawberries by leaving them at room temperature for 10 minutes or microwaving the unopened plastic pouch on high for 10 seconds.
  2. Place the partially frozen berries with their liquid in a blender. Add the milk and frozen yogurt. Cover and blend until smooth.
  3. Divide among twelve freezer pop molds or cups.
  4. Place the cups in a 9-x13-inch baking pan. Cover each cup with aluminum foil. Push a craft stick through the center of the foil to hold the stick in place while freezing.
  5. Freeze until firm, 3–4 hours.
Recipe Notes

Notes: Double Blueberry Milksicles: Substitute one (10 oz) package frozen blueberries in syrup for the frozen strawberry halves. Substitute blueberry frozen yogurt for the strawberry frozen yogurt. Creamy Vanilla Milksicles: Omit the frozen strawberry halves. Increase the milk to 1-1/2 cups. Substitute 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt for the 1/2 cup strawberry frozen yogurt. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Feel free to swap out the whole milk in any of these recipes with lactose-free cow’s milk for a treat those with lactose intolerance can enjoy.

Image and recipe courtesy of US Dairy–Dairy Checkoff at and “The Dairy Good Cookbook: “Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families” edited by Lisa Kingsley, Andrews McMeel Publishing.