This spring, when everything was “unicorn,” I said to Jeffrey that I bet everything would be mermaid-colored by summer. Boy was I right on that one! It’s one of the biggest trends in food, fashion, and beauty.
Aaaaaand… I kinda love it. I’m jumping on the mermaid trend! I live in Norfolk, which is the mermaid city. There are mermaid sculptures installed everywhere – the library, the beach, the mall, etc. 130 bronze sculptures in total, plus countless other mermaid statues, murals, and paintings. They’re so pretty, and all painted to reflect the local neighborhood.
I miss my family in Pennsylvania, but one of the things I absolutely love about Norfolk is being so close to the beach. Before I moved down here, I had been to the beach less than 10 times in my life. Now, I walk down to the beach at least 3-4 times per week. Our house is only about 3 blocks away from the water.
Mermaid yogurt pops are an easy, healthy treat, perfect for your next cookout. They take less than 15 minutes to make, then you just pop ’em in the freezer for a few hours and take them out just before you’re ready to serve them.
This recipe is part of #CookoutWeek, which is going on right now. Myself and 40+ other bloggers have joined forces to create delicious summer recipes that are perfect for any cookout. If you scroll down, you’ll see the full list of recipes from today, but don’t forget to check back every day this week for more delicious cookout recipes. Oh! And here’s the link where you can enter our #CookoutWeek giveaway!
Here’s the mermaid yogurt pops recipe if you want to try this one at home. Please note that I used some food coloring to punch up the color a bit, since blackberries produce more of a pink-ish hue, rather than the purple I wanted. You could leave out the artificial coloring if you want.
Beautiful, yummy yogurt pops with mermaid-inspired colors
- 16 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice
- food coloring (optional)
- edible glitter (optional)
- Add blackberries, sugar, and water to small saucepan and cook over medium heat to release the juices. Use a wood spoon to mash slightly. Strain and set aside to cool slightly.
- Divide the Greek yogurt equally into 3 bowls.
- To the first bowl, add blackberry juice and food coloring to create purple yogurt.
- To the second bowl, add lime juice and food coloring to create green yogurt.
- Leave the yogurt in the third bowl vanilla/white.
- Use a spoon to dollop random colors from each bowl into a shallow dish. Use a knife to swirl slightly, and carefully spoon swirled mixture into popsicle molds.
- Freeze at least 4-8 hours or overnight.
- For extra sparkle, dust with edible glitter before eating if desired.
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