During the summer when the kids are home from school I often feel like a short order cook. I am always trying to brainstorm new and healthy snacks they can make on their own. After all, moms need a summer vacation too!
This summer, Challenge introduced some new flavor-packed cream cheese options. Their Strawberry Cream Cheese is full of fresh strawberries and of course that rich and creamy texture that comes from using real ingredients. As a mother, I love that this cream cheese contains 20% less sugar than the other brands, and real vine-ripened strawberries. I also appreciate that they maintain their values by using natural color from tomato extract, not artificial coloring, to give this cream cheese its beautiful color.
My daughter, Alivia, came up with the idea of adding this new flavor-packed strawberry cream cheese to Greek yogurt, blueberries, and raspberries to create the ultimate cream pop! Her idea was spot on, and they are indeed the best frozen treat we have ever made! They are healthy, creamy, and refreshing on a hot summer’s day. The best part is she and her friends can make them all by themselves giving me a break. Summer is getting a bit easier and healthier at our house!
- 8 ounces Challenge Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread, softened
- 20 ounces strawberry Greek yogurt
- ½ cup fresh raspberries
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 8 disposable cups, 5 ounce
- 1 cupcake tin
- 8 popsicle sticks
In a medium size mixing bowl, using a wire whisk or a hand mixer, combine cream cheese and yogurt until smooth and creamy. Place eight cups into the wells of a cupcake tin. This will make it easier to transport your pops to the freezer.
Using a spoon, add a layer of the yogurt to the bottom of the cup. Add a few raspberries and another scoop of the yogurt mix. Top with a few blueberries and finish with a final scoop of yogurt mix. Continue until all of the cups are full.
Insert popsicle sticks into the center of each filled cup. Place in freezer for about 3-4 hours or until frozen through.
If desired, you can dip the pops into chocolate. Simply place your chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave chips on high until melted, checking and stirring every 30 seconds. Dip tops of pops into chocolate. Chocolate will take only a few minutes to harden. Keep frozen until ready to serve.