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July 21, 2016
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Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles

This easy recipe makes six delicious Fig and Almond Popsicles – perfect for healthy snacks, desserts or even breakfast!

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles

Fresh Fig Season is Here!  

If you’ve never enjoyed fresh figs before, you are seriously missing a wonderful treat. Contrary to the dried fig mixture in that ever popular Fig Newton cookie that we all know and love, fresh figs are mild, elegant, and a beautiful addition to any dish.  

In fact, I found a beautiful approach to combine fresh figs and yogurt and ended up discovering a great way to preserve the delicate shelf life of those tasty figs…

A Single Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicle

Fig Popsicles!  

Store-bought Greek yogurt ( made with Real CA Milk of course!) combined with sliced almonds and those beautiful fresh figs create a perfect breakfast bar that packs a powerfully nutritious punch. Not to mention, a beautiful presentation. Of course my motto is if it looks beautiful, it’s sure to taste beautiful.

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles

Equally important, these Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles only took me 15 minutes to prepare and get into the molds! I froze them overnight and not only were perfect for the next morning’s breakfast, but I think they would be a great dessert bar too!

Sliced figs and almonds

I started by slicing the figs into thin slices. All shapes and sizes will work in the popsicle mold, so make sure to use the ends too. I used this popsicle mold which was extremely easy to handle. The molds are clear plastic making it simple to see the ingredients from the outside while building. The white plastic tops/sticks are sturdy and easy to snap into the tops, ensuring a tight seal.  

Greek yogurt added to mold

Add a heaping tablespoon of Greek yogurt to the mold and press into the bottom. Using the back of the spoon on the way up, I added a thin layer of yogurt to the sides to help the figs stick once in place.  

Almonds added to mold with Greek yogurt

Then add a layer of sliced almonds.

Black Mission Figs added to mold

Followed by two to three sliced figs pressed up against the sides.

Greek yogurt topped to the mold

Now that the almonds and figs are in the mold, fill with the rest of the yogurt and tamp down on a hard surface to release any air pockets. Add more yogurt and almonds and fill to the top. I also added a few more sliced figs here and there if there was extra space.

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles

Freeze for at least four hours or overnight and, Voila!

Figgy heaven on a stick.

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles
Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles with a bite taken out

Seriously so good!  

You’ve go to try it… Here’s the healthy fig and almond popsicles recipe for ya!

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles

This easy recipe makes six delicious Fig and Almond Popsicles – perfect for healthy snacks, desserts or even breakfast!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond, dessert, fig, healthy snacks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freezing time 4 hours
Servings 6 popsicles
Calories 299kcal
Author Susan the CA Grown Mom

Equipment

  • popsicle molds

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. greek yogurt I used honey vanilla flavor
  • 6 fresh figs I used black mission, sliced
  • 8 oz. sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Working with your popsicle molds, add about a tablespoon of yogurt to the bottom, which is eventually the top once frozen
  • Add a layer of sliced almonds
  • Add a few slices of figs, pressing to the outside of the mold
  • Fill the mold with additional yogurt to the fill line, adding more almonds and figs as desired
  • Freeze for at least four hours or overnight for best results

Notes

Try this easy popsicle recipe with your favorite thick yogurt made with Real California Milk!

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 2mg

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