‘Tis the month of pumpkin, we all know. And if you live in the south, you also know that our weather is a roller coaster of chilly and warm days. One day we’re freezing in boots and jackets and the next day we’re sweating in short sleeves and jeans – and not quite convinced to bring the shorts back out.
These popsicles were conceived on one of those warm days. I had way too much pumpkin on hand that needed using up and broke out the blender to make a pumpkin pie smoothie. That’s what it hit me that I could turn my smoothie into autumn popsicles. The seasons were getting as blended as the smoothie itself! But really, who doesn’t love a popsicle year round?
For the yogurt part of the pops I actually used a Siggi’s Coconut yogurt (which rocked!) but any kind will do – vanilla, plain, pumpkin.
See it’s a smoothie! The smoothie is actually quite nice in texture – very fluffy! You could make it and stop there.
Right before I started to pour the pops I had the idea to add in some Halloween treats. I mean, why not!? I had a few candy corn that had arrived in a care package from Minted (along with the Trick or Treat sign!) and retrieved my seasonal sprinkles from the pantry. Also in the mix: marshmallows and dark chocolate. And you can bet if I’d had any graham crackers they would have joined the party too!
I put a little in each popsicle mold and then poured my smoothie on top.
Once your toppings are in, you’ll want to bang the set on the table a few times to really let the smoothie sink down in there and around the toppings. Let those air bubbles come out. And another note: mini marshmallows would be ideal. Mine were a little too big to get all around, and thus one of my six pops didn’t quite come out!
A little more sprinkles to jazz things up on the bottom as well –
Ready to rock and roll in the freezer
A few hours later…
Pumpkin Pie Popsicles
- 1 cup canned pumpkin the plain unsweet kind
- 1/2 cup milk of your choice I used whole milk
- 1 5.3 ounce cup of yogurt I used coconut
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- Optional Toppings
- Candy corn
- Dark chocolate
- Graham crackers
- Mini marshmallows
- Blend together first 5 ingredients.
- Add toppings to the bottom of a popsicle mold if using. Be careful to keep pieces small and not use too much or your pops won't come all the way out.
- Pour pumpkin mixture on top of toppings
- Bang the mold on the table a few times to ensure the pumpkin mix gets all the way to the bottom and air bubbles come out.
- Freeze for a few hours minimum.
- Allow to thaw for a few minutes at room temperature and then remove from mold and enjoy!