It’s springtime, and with this time of year comes sunshine, warmer weather and longer days. And we all know what that means—it’s time to get outside and take advantage of all three!
But after a long day of doing yardwork, playing at the park with your kids or hiking the nearest mountain, all you really want is a nice refreshing snack; one that’s going to cool you off, and even better if it gives you a little energy boost to get you back enjoying the great outdoors.
Well, I’ve got the perfect spring and summertime recipe for you. It’s Vanilla Matcha Latte Popsicles. And before you even start thinking, why should I take time making popsicles when I can just go to my local grocery store and buy some? Hear me out.
These homemade popsicles aren’t just refreshing, they’re scrumptious, and thanks to the matcha powder, they’re also a great afternoon pick-me-up. Plus, they only require five minutes of prep time. Easy!
To make these, you’ll need five ingredients:
- 1 ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon Ujido Ceremonial Blend Matcha
- 1 ½ to 2 tablespoon honey or other sweetener
- ¼ cup milk or nut milk
You’ll also need a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk to mix all the ingredients together, as well as a funnel and plastic Zip Pop molds to pour your mixture into to make your popsicles. Once you’ve poured the mixture into your molds, stick them inside the freezer and freeze for four to six hours.
Another great thing about this Vanilla Matcha Latte Popsicles recipe is that you can make it a vegan-friendly recipe! Simply replace the yogurt for coconut or almond milk, use maple syrup instead of honey, or a different sweetener of your choosing, and take out the ¼ cup of milk entirely.
While this recipe only makes five Zip Pops worth of popsicles, and if you’re like me you’ll eat those before the week is over, you can easily double the recipe to make 10 at once.
We’d love to hear if you try out this recipe. Let us know your experience while making either the normal popsicles or the vegan ones. We hope you enjoy!