Editor’s Note: I am pleased to introduce Hanna, Michael’s sister (my farmer and boss) and now our newest and youngest contributor! While working in heatwaves and downpours at the various Wednesday and Saturday markets in Saratoga, I would hear rave reviews about a frozen yogurt pops making the rounds on the farm in Granville. I inquired about a guest post and here it is! Hannah’s post arrived in my inbox on Tuesday night and I moved field trip recap posts around (Yep, its recap week on FSC: Food Swaps, Kiddos Guacamole Cooking Class @ Chipotle, Blueberry & Peach Picking, Farm Tour West Wind Acres, and Cheesemaking Party) to publish it now as I’m sure there is a heatwave going on somewhere and desperate adults, kids and farm workers who need the icy treat inspiration!. Welcome Hanna! -Christina
Hi! My name is Hannah Kilpatrick. I am 15 years old and the second to youngest in my family. I love my family of nine. My brothers and sisters make life so exciting and fun. I live on Kilpatrick Family Farm in Middle Granville, NY and love working on the farm and just being involved in the busyness of day-to-day farm life.
One of the blessings of living in the “country” is that we can have animals. Not just pets, but lots of chickens, GOATS, cows, pigs, two bunnies, three dogs, and four cats. I currently own thirteen goats (five adults and eight kids) and I’m milking five of them. I love goats-except for when they decide to get out of their pen. My favorite time of year is the busiest in the goat world, spring. How fun it is to watch triplet kids be born, take their first steps to look for food minutes later, and care for them in the months following.
But, this year one of the hardest things to do has been using ALL of that milk.
What have I been doing with it? Making chèvre (soft goat cheese), yogurt, butter, chocolate milk, all of which we sell and give away. Speaking of yogurt, I use it up by making Frozen Yogurt Popsicles. These popsicles are so delicious, cold, easy to make, and such a treat on hot summer days. Amazingly enough, they only possess three ingredients: yogurt, frozen or fresh fruit, and a sweetener.
Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
note- you can make just about any sort of yogurt popsicle with this main recipe (several kinds of fruits, layers, etc.)
4 cups plain fresh yogurt
3/4 to 1 cup sugar, sucanat, honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar
1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen fruit or juice concentrates (we use our own frozen raspberries and strawberries)
blender, stick blender or food processor
5 oz. disposable paper cups
Place fruit, sweetener, and yogurt into blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into cups, filling a 1/2 inch from the top. Freeze popsicles for a half to one hour. Place a popsicle stick in the center of each popsicle. Freeze until hard. When ready to eat, run under warm water (or just warm in your hand until the paper cup slides off) and ENJOY!!!!