Sweet corn ice pops

These ice pops are a healthy and refreshing summer treat.

Contributed by Michele Ang


Sweet corn ice pops

As the weather becomes warmer, sweet corn ice pops are a refreshing treat. These serve as a healthy option if you’re looking for something cool and creamy. The natural and subtle sweetness of the corn appeals to both those with a sweet tooth and those without.

This recipe was adapted from a corn ice pops recipe on The Food Network.

Servings: 10

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups low-fat milk 
  • 4 ears sweet corn, kernels removed, cobs reserved 
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt 

Special equipment: Ice-pop molds or small paper cups, ice-pop sticks

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk, corn, and corn cobs over medium heat until bubbly. Turn down the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes. Discard the cobs. Use a slotted spoon to remove about 1 cup of the kernels and reserve.
  2. In a blender, combine the remaining corn and milk mixture with the yogurt, agave syrup, vanilla, and salt. Puree until smooth. Add the reserved corn and pulse once on low.
  3. Freeze in ice-pop molds or in small paper cups with ice-pop sticks for at least 10 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 90
  • Total fat: 1.5 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Sodium: 60 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 17 g
  • Dietary fiber: 1 g
  • Total sugars: 12 g
  • Added sugars: 6 g
  • Protein: 6 g