Friday, August 31, 2012

Good Food Friday: Strawberry Milk Kefir Popsicles

Got milk kefir? I do (again) and I am trying to be purposeful in how I use it. No longer do I want my kefir to take up the refrigerator door but instead I am looking for creative uses for this yummy, good for you, beverage. We are enjoying a blast of super heated air the last couple days here in Ohio and the weather has brought cool treats to mind. Here is my recipe for strawberry milk kefir popsicles the perfect treat any time of day.


  • 1 1/4 cup milk kefir
  • 3 Tbsp organic sugar 
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 medium (frozen) strawberries & 1 large (frozen) strawberry
In a blender combine all ingredients but large strawberry. Blend until smooth. Add large strawberry to blender and "chop" strawberry for frozen chunks of fruit in popsicles. Pour liquid into popsicle mold (I purchased mine for $5.00 at a thrift store). My mold can make 10 popsicles but the recipe only makes 5. This took all of no time at all. Perfect if you have little ones running around your feet. Freeze until frozen (yup I said it... did you see the "recipe for making ice cubes" the comments are too funny!).

Five popsicles is more than enough for my little family. There is a lot of room for creativity in this recipe. Sugar can be replaced with stevia or raw honey. Fresh strawberries can be used instead of frozen. I just have frozen for my breakfast smoothies (also milk kefir or homemade greek yogurt). 

For another version of strawberry kefir popsicles and a quick idea of just what kefir is visit here.

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Until next time!


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  2. Kefir Popsicle what a wonderful idea. I do believe most of the probiotic benefits may be lost in the freezing process though. For the most active bacteria room temperature kefir is best. I bet it tastes good though : )

  3. Good point! Thank you for sharing. They do taste amazing and are a good way to use up extra kefir milk.

  4. Excited to announce that kefir does survive being frozen. Live probiotics survive when they’re frozen and basically go to sleep or lay dormant. When you eat them they become active and provide all the benefits of cultures in refrigerated kefirs. Additionally, you can freeze the grains. I have begun freezing the extra milk kefir grains because they go crazy in my fido jars.


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