Berrylicious Treat

What’s Cold and Sweet and Sooo Good? A Berry Swirl Ice Pop, That’s What!

Frozen treats are a sweet summer tradition. Kids and adults love them on hot days and when they’re homemade, somehow they taste even better. If you’re on the lookout for a delicious, quality recipe you can feel good about serving to your family, this one for Berry Swirl Ice Pops fits the bill deliciously.   It will not only win over the kids, it’s easy-to-make with just a few common ingredients. Canadian Living’s test kitchen has whipped up this tasty hot-weather staple.

The kids will never know it’s practically good for them and you can feel free to play with the ingredients. Try mango or raspberry for a taste twist. 

Berry Swirl Ice Pops

1 can 295mL Minute Maid Berry Punch frozen concentrate (unthawed)
1 cup frozen mixed berries (unthawed)
1/2 cup water
2 cups vanilla yogurt

In blender, purée together berry punch concentrate, mixed berries and water until smooth. Prepare each ice-pop mould by spooning in berry mixture, followed by yogurt. Alternate until mould has 3 layers of berry mixture and 2 layers of yogurt. Using tip of knife or skewer, make 1 or 2 swirls. Insert stick into centre. Freeze until solid.

Don’t have ice-pop moulds? No worries. Just use 5-oz (148 mL) disposable paper cups and wooden ice-pop sticks to make these tasty summertime treats. The recipe will fill eight of these cups, but the yield will change depending on the size and shape of the mould you choose. Additional tips and summer recipes are available online at

Per each of 12 ice pops: about 92 cal, 2 g pro, 1 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 20 g carb (1 g dietary fibre, 18 g sugar), 2 mg chol, 26 mg sodium, 59 mg potassium. % RDI: 5% calcium, 1% iron, 1% vit A, 42% vit C, 2% folate.

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