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I don’t know if you have heard, but got milk? has a super fun campaign going on right now! They have released a guide of the best milk-based recipes from across the Golden State. With recipes ranging from a rich mac and cheese to an ice cream with a jalapeño kick, all the featured recipes showcase milk’s versatility and ability to complement a variety of flavor profiles.

Greek Yogurt & Raspberry Ice Pop - ARTESANA 2

In Los Angeles, Artesana Pops created a Greek Yogurt and Raspberry pop to highlight fresh ingredients with milk as their base. Inspired by Artesana, I have partnered with got milk? to come up with my own milk based popsicle.

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Because I am trying to hold on to summer, my recipe is an ode to summer – Blueberry Piesicles. It has fresh blueberries, brown sugar, cream, greek yogurt for a tang, a graham cracker base and of course some whole milk. It is indulgent while remaining light and refreshing. A mix of sweet, tart, creamy and crunchy it is everything I love about summer pies packing into an easy to eat frozen treat.

For full recipes and more information about the California’s Best Milk Recipes selections, visit: www.gotmilk.com and follow got milk? via social media on Facebook @gotmilk, Twitter @gotmilk and Instagram @officialgotmilk.

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Blueberry Piesicles

Ingredients

¾ cup whole milk

¼ cup brown sugar + 2 tablespoons for blueberries

¼ heavy cream

1 container blueberry Icelandic or Greek Yogurt (I like Smari)

1.5 tablespoons cornstarch

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 small container fresh blueberries

2 tablespoons honey

2 graham crackers crumbled

Directions

  • Combine blueberries, honey and 2 tablespoons brown sugar in a bowl. Pour onto a lined sheet pan and bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes until the blueberries roast and release liquid. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Combine yogurt, milk, ¼ cup brown sugar, cream, cornstarch and vanilla in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Heat mixture until it comes to a simmer, whisking frequently. Once mixture simmers, continue whisking for another few minutes until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Once cooled pour mixture into a measuring cup for easy pouring into pop mold.
  • Add a layer of roasted blueberries into pop mold. Next add a layer of milk mixture about ¾ of the way full. Add another layer of blueberries and gently stir with a knife. Top off with milk mixture and a coating of graham crumbles.
  • Cover popsicles and insert wooden sticks.
  • Freeze overnight.
  • To remove pops from mold, run warm water on the outside of the mold for 30 seconds to a minute to loosen.
  • Remove from mold and enjoy!

 

This post was sponsored by the California Milk Processor Board, creator of got milk?. Recipe and opinions are that of LMEC.

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