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In spring, other place have ramps. Austin has loquats.
Personally, I’d rather have the loquats, as I’m perfectly fine with spring onions or young garlic subbing in for ramps. Loquats are not like another fruit, although I’ve often seen them compared to apricots.
My friend Nelly gifted me with a giant bag of loquats this week, and I am scurrying to find uses for them before they go bad. With temperatures in Austin already hitting 85+ (alternated with days that feature lows in the 40s, just for funsies) and my pregnancy-induced increased body temperature, I’ve been hitting the warm-weather treats.
A few weeks ago the people at Chobani sent me a giant box of yogurt – hello, protein! – and I thought making Loquat and Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles would be a great way to use some of that stash.
If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can use paper cups, but I really like our molds – they’re BPA free and make that classic popsicle shape. I got ours at Home Goods, but they are available practically everywhere. I recommend using wooden popsicle sticks instead of the provided ones if you want to make a lot of popsicles in a short time. Frozen popsicles can be released from their molds and wrapped in waxed paper for freezer storage.
If you don’t have loquats in your area, just swap in your favorite fruit in equal quantity. Almost everything goes with strawberry!
Loquat & Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
- 6 ounces hulled strawberries
- 6 ounces halved and pitted loquats
- 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt, divided
- Honey, to taste (optional)
- Puree strawberries and half the yogurt, then repeat with loquats and remaining yogurt in a separate container. (This works best if you have an immersion blender.)
- Add honey to taste, then pour purees into popsicle molds in alternating layers. Run a chopstick or skewer through the molds to create a somewhat marbled effect, if you like.
- Freeze at least four hours. Hold molds under running water to help loosen the popsicle, if you have trouble removing it.
More popsicle recipes you might like:
- Hibiscus Margarita Popsicles – Dessert for Two
- Mango Chia Popsicles – Jelly Toast
- Mango Coconut Popsicles – Pineapple and Coconut
- Thai Iced Tea Pops – Oh My Veggies
- Vegan Banana Split Popsicles – Stetted
Disclaimer: Chobani sent me yogurt after I attended a yogurt-themed dinner during SXSW. I was not monetarily compensated for this post, and as always my opinions are my own.