Monday, August 15, 2011

Homemade Frozen "Go-Gurts"

Thanks to A Nourishing Home's recipe for push-pops, I purchased silicone push-pop molds from Amazon (here) and got to work!  I used the recipes posted via the link above as inspiration for my own "go-gurt" recipe below.

The silicone molds work really well and are very easy to use.  The tops fit tight.  For my 22 month old, it is a bit difficult for him to push and hold the pop up.  I run warm water over the mold, pop it out and then turn it upside down  (narrow side up) and wrap a little napkin around the bottom for him to hold it with. It stay really frozen while he eats it, so it does not drip at all.  I just have to push the napkin down a little bit right at the end.  This is an awesome treat that you can feel really good about (I have to admit, I love them, too!)

Mix and match fruits and veggies for various combinations!  Take a look at the recipes that A Nourishing Home created for lots of inspiration.  She has a ton of Popsicle and push-pop recipes on her Facebook page!

You will see I use strawberries in my recipe.  A quick tip - I buy them fresh (organic) at Costco.  As soon as I come home with them I wash them, dry them and thinly slice them.  I split the total amount in half and add to two separate zip top bags.  I lay the bags flat in the freezer and use them for smoothies, these "go-gurt" pops, oatmeal, or for eating straight out of the bag!  (Very easy for a toddler to eat a thinly sliced frozen strawberry!)

Frozen "Go-Gurts" (Dairy Free)

1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries (approx. 5 whole large frozen berries)
1/4 cup frozen organic raspberries
1 cup cultured coconut milk (see photos below so you know what you are looking for!) or other dairy liquid (plan drinkable yogurt, whole milk, etc).
2 tbsp. raw honey
1 tbsp. ground flax

Add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth.  Add additional liquid if needed in order to obtain smooth consistency.

Recipe above, blended

Stand molds in a tall glass, pour mixture into measuring cup to easily pour into molds

Once sealed, place glass into freezer overnight.  Enjoy anytime you (or your little one) is looking for a cold treat! :)


  1. Hi Christina! Found your blog thru traditional food blog carnival. What a great idea for young kids, where did you get the molds??? I'd love to invite you to participate in Healthy 2day Wednesdays for sharing everything HEALTHY! Hope you'll add this post and others that fit in the future!

  2. This looks great! The Go-gurt from the store is kind of scary when you read the ingredients :) Would you be interested in linking the recipe to my blog carnival featuring allergy-friendly lunchbox ideas? You can find it here:

    Hope to see you there!
    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

  3. Thanks for coming to the party! I can't wait to try these... the boys and I just had a long discussion at the grocery store today about why we couldn't make a "dairy exception" and have some cute yogurts :)


  4. This is so great! I think these would work great for my milk allergic one. I featured this recipe on my blog. Pop on over and check it out!