The school year for our boys has officially ended!
They’ve managed to complete another year in private school with outstanding grades and amazing attitudes. They were busy all year with various sports from soccer and football at the same time, to basketball, and ended the year with the beginning of swim season. The boys have continued to grow in their faith this year with one completing his Communion classes in the fall and the other completing his Confirmation classes in the spring.
I could not be more proud of the work ethic and determination these boys had for their education this year, and they definitely deserve a big WOOT WOOT!
Indeed, Summer Break has begun for the boys… but not for the Mama Joes.
Now that the boys are out for Summer Break, I can not wait for mine to begin too! While I have absolutely LOVED my class this year (honestly), I am ready for some down time with my dudes. The list of summer projects, popsicles, reading, and endless other items continues to grow.
With the anticipation of summer at our finger tips, I had the urge to bring back popsicles!
So, we set off on Pinterest to begin the search for a popsicle that screamed, “SUMMER!”
Our youngest son, 11, is absolutely obsessed with everything citrus flavored. He always adds a bit more lemon juice to any recipe that we try from desserts to dinners. So when I found a recipe with lemon and Nilla wafers, I knew he would be eager to try!
Lemon Pie Popsicles
The only skeptical part of the recipe was the Greek yogurt, because the boys aren’t the biggest fans of the “sour” taste in Greek yogurt. However, the recipe called for Vanilla Greek yogurt and I knew they would be able to survive. 😉
With the boys being 11 and almost 13 (HOW is that possible??), they are pretty much in charge of finding all of the ingredients and measuring ingredients themselves.
So, our youngest picked a lemon from our lemon tree and squeezed the lemon juice himself. Our oldest worked on crushing Nilla wafers to be mixed inside the popsicle mixture.
When both boys had their ingredients ready, we combined the vanilla Greek yogurt, sugar, lemon juice, lemon extract, and yellow food coloring in a bowl to be combined. We then poured the mixture into our 6 Koji molds. The next step was to mix in small portions of the Nilla wafers into the Koji molds using a skinny spatula.
We hope that you enjoy this fun family recipe as much as we did!
- 2 cups nonfat vanilla Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- ¼ tsp McCormick pure lemon extract
- 2-3 drops yellow food coloring
- 5-6 Nilla Wafers, crushed
- Combine yogurt, sugar, lemon juice, lemon extract, and food coloring in medium bowl using a spatula.
- Pour or scoop equal amounts of lemon pie mixture into popsicle molds.
- Sprinke small amounts of crushed Nilla wafers on top of the lemon pie mixture. Using a skinny spatula or other thin device, stir gently into lemon pie mixture.
- Insert popsicle mold sticks firmly.
- Freeze popsicles for at least 4 hours or until firm.
- Remove popsicles from molds by running underneath warm water and enjoy!