4th of July Push-pops

no bake berry push pops for 4th of july

Chitlins, it took me over a week but I finally have the perfect 4th of July, no bake, easy-to-assemble dessert for you. {takes a bow} {imagines thunderous applause} Thank you, thank you. You’re too kind.

So the two best things about this dessert? 1. Can be prepared in nano seconds. 2. It is technically healthy because it has Greek yogurt AND berries. Oh.em.gee. I know.

Now if you’re not feeling like healthy is the way to go we can customize this. Use pound cake instead of angel food cake. Use whipped cream instead of greek yogurt. Sweeten your yogurt so it feels more decadent. Go on, get crazy with it.

angel food cake and berries for 4th of July

I made these using little plastic push pops that you can get a Michaels or any food supply store for the most part, but that’s also totally optional. (You’re probably wondering why I’m even posting this…) This can also be assembled as a big trifle, because trifles are the best. But these push pops? Single serving: fill, stash in the fridge or cooler, and when it’s dessert time just hand them ’round. No serving utensils, no plates, no mess. It’s brilliant.

Get whatever berries you prefer. I chose blackberries and raspberries because they were on monster sale. But strawberries or blueberries would also work. Or if you want to leave out the cake part and make it super healthy you can put in bananas. Just don’t layer your yogurt/whipped cream first because it’ll squish out the bottom of the push pop and that’s no fun.

pops metal basket TS

And in other news! The BF and I are going on vacation this week to California! Eep! I won’t have any posts for you the next week but I promise to be up and running again when we get back July 14th!

Have a great 4th of July!!

Fruit Trifle Push-pops
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 angel food cake (store bought or homemade)
  • 8 oz plain or vanilla Greek yogurt, drained and stirred
  • ½ pint raspberries
  • ½ pint black berries
  • 6 push-pop containers
Instructions
  1. Slice the angle food cake into ¼" thick rounds or wedges.
  2. Slide out the plunger from one of the push-pop containers and cut out rounds from the cake slices.
  3. Drain off the excess liquid from the top of the yogurt and give it a good stir. Scoop into a ziplock bag with a very small corner snipped off.
  4. With the plunger pulled all the way to the bottom of the container and layer in 1 angel food cake round.
  5. Top with yogurt, about ¼ - ½" thick.
  6. Top with berries.
  7. Repeat until you reach the top of the container and snap the cap on.
  8. Store in the fridge until ready to eat.
Notes
If you want to make this sweeter swap out angel food cake for pound cake (lemon or vanilla). Or swap out the greek yogurt for whipped cream. You can also change up your berries, blueberries, strawberries, or even bananas could work.

 

Comments

    • says

      Then presumably you have not filled up on delicious BBQ and have room for more dessert. I commend your self-restraint!

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