Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl Popsicles

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Offering the best of both flavors, chocolate and vanilla intertwine in this ice pop. Yogurt lends a refreshing and tangy flavor to this recipe. You may just find this ice pop refreshing enough to eat more than one at a sitting.
-2 oz (60 g) bittesweet chocolate, finely chopped
-1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/4 cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) heavy cream
-1 tbsp light corn syrup
-3 cups (24 oz/750 g) plain whole-milk yogurt
-1/3 cup (30 oz/90 g) plus 1 tbsp superfine sugar
-2 tsp vanilla extract

Step 1

In a heatproof bowl, combine the chopped chocolate, cocoa powder, heavy cream and corn syrup. Set the bowl over (not touching) simmering water in a saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted, about 10 minutes. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in 1 1.2 cups (12 oz/ 375 g) of the yogurt. Let cool to room temperature.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in another bowl, stir together the remaining 1 1/2 cups yogurt, the sugar and vanilla.

Step 3

If using conventional ice pop molds, spoon 2 tbsp of the chocolate mixture into each mold. Top with 2 tbsp of the vanilla mixture. Add another 2 tbsp of the chocolate mixture and then another 2 tbsp of the vanilla mixture. Continue layering until the molds are full. Dip a paring knife into each mold and make a few figure-eight motions to swirl the flavors together. Cover and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours or up to 3 days. If using sticks, insert them into the molds when the pops are partially frozen, after about 1 hour, then continue to freeze until solid, at least 3 more hours.

Step 4

If using an instant ice pop maker, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to fill the molds, layering the mixtures as above, and freeze the pops.

Step 5

This popsicle recipe is reprinted with permission from Ice Pops: Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Frozen Treats by Shelly Kaldunski and published by Weldon Owen.

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