Southwest Sunshine Licks

This weekend I’m heading to the Irish Blog awards as a finalist in the Glenisk recipe competition for my Berry Yogurt Licks recipe. I’m so excited and honoured to be in the company of some fabulous food bloggers. Thanks so much to the fine folks at Glenisk for picking our little recipe.glenisk finalist blog awards

As a little bonus to celebrate, here’s another yogurt lick recipe. I’m calling this Southwest Sunshine. It was inspired by these cute silicon popsicle moulds my mom brought me and makes a great smoothie, as well as ice pop.

Southwest Sunshine Licks - orange vanilla popsicles

The flavour really reminds me of Orange Julius. I’m guessing that wasn’t a regular food court establishment in Ireland, but man I thought it was super classy stuff when I was a kid. Our Orange Julius was in the fancy part of the mall, the part with a fountain and all the shops I couldn’t afford. This is one of the first things I remember learning how to make (mostly for my grandad) and I love the strong vanilla flavour. Yum!

southwest sunshine licks - orange vanilla popsicles ingredients

Simply mix 250-300mls of orange juice (depending on the consistency you want) with 200mls Greek yogurt, 2Tbsp agave syrup and 1Tbsp vanilla in a blender. Pour into moulds and leave in freezer for several hours to set. Because this uses juice, they are going to crystallise a bit and be more icy than creamy, but still super yummy. I think the Greek yogurt helps keep it from getting too watery, but you could use plain yogurt as well.

silicon popsicle mould

If you ever see silicon moulds, pick them up. They are great!

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