Beat the Heat: Huckleberry Lemon Ginger Yogurt Pops – Montana

Montana is huckleberry central and late July to August is prime huckleberry season. We’ve talked before about how huckleberries are so venerated in the state that the legislature passed a law  in 2007 that made it illegal to label a product huckleberry if it contains any other fruit. A close cousin to the blueberry, this delectable fruit grows best between elevations of 3,500 and 7,000 feet, in forests with about 50 percent tree cover.

Huckleberry Lemon Ginger Yogurt Pops - MT

We decided with this hot weather that we had to make frozen yogurt pops and came up with this winning flavor combination. Don’t worry if you can’t find huckleberries, just sub in blueberries, the flavor is very similar. This recipe yields about 2 cups of batter, enough for 6 small pops, or 4 large.

Glacier National Park is one of the jewels in the country’s park system. With over 1,500 square miles, 700 lakes, and 175 mountains, the park is replete with fishing, boating, hiking and camping opportunities.

Huckleberry Lemon Ginger Yogurt Pops

  • Servings: 6 small pops
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 knob of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 heaping cup huckleberries
  • Zest from one lemon
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt 

Instructions

In a small pan, combine sugar and water. Heat over medium until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, add ginger. Set aside until cool, then refrigerate. In the meantime, in the bowl of a food processor, process huckleberries until smooth. Place huckleberry puree in a sieve over a medium bowl. With a rubber spatula, press puree through the sieve, so that seeds and skin are left behind. Add lemon zest and lemon juice to the puree. When simple syrup is cold, remove from refrigerator, discarding ginger slices. Add simple syrup to puree, then add yogurt. Pour mixture into molds. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until hard.

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7 thoughts on “Beat the Heat: Huckleberry Lemon Ginger Yogurt Pops – Montana”

  1. These looks about perfect right now Kat– I’m in Wisconsin with my daughter and it is HOT and humid! And– I didn’t know that huckleberries were anything like blueberries. I think my only context is “Huckleberry Hound!!”‘ (You are probably not old enough to remember him!). Anyway, fun practical recipe– thanks! Hope you’re staying cool there! xo

    1. Hi Rhonda – Hot as heck here too, that’s why I had to make these babies. Gotta love the midwest humidity – NOT. Yes, I do remember Huckleberry Hound! -Kat

  2. Omg what little cuties. Reminds me of the good old days when we used to pop any sugary liquid in the freezer to make pops. We even popped in sugar and water…when we ran out of ideas. Ha ha have a great week!

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