Milo Mocha Popsicles
TMA'ed while listening to Gwan Big Up Urself by Roy Woods
Growing up, you were either a Milo, Ovaltine or neither kid. Milo and Ovaltine were the popular hot chocolate brands in Nigeria. I was never a hot chocolate addict, but I did sometimes crave it with marshmallows after seeing it on TV. However we did not have marshmallows in my house, so I rarely had Milo.
When I went to boarding school, I realized just how hot hot chocolate was to others. In the early years, kids would rush for it. We were served a knockoff Milo drink that was a mass-mixed, lukewarm, "morning tea" we called Richoco. I had friends who would smuggle full jugs from the refectory to their dorm. There were also some who dipped their bread into it (which I still think is gross). It didn't matter that it wasn't real Milo, kids were that obsessed.
A while ago, I saw Milo at the African grocery store and either due to nostalgia or perhaps impulse food buying I bought a can knowing fully well hot chocolate isn't my jam. I've been trying to figure out what to do with it, when I had this idea for Milo popsicles with yogurt after a friend recommended these Popsicle molds to me. Due to my love for Ellenos Greek yogurt, which I get practically every week from their Uwajimaya location, I ended up making an ombre Milo mocha popsicle using Ellenos's plain and mocha flavored greek yogurt.
Here is where to get Milo if you don't have an international/African store close by. Also if you live in Seattle, I highly recommend making these popsicles with Ellenos. I tested the recipe with another popular grocery store yogurt brand and they tasted good, but they were not the same. I say with the utmost sincerity because this is not a sponsored post, it's just pure yogurt love.
Milo Mocha Popscicles
Yields 10 popsicles | Prep Time: 5 mins | Freeze Time: 6 hours - overnight
1 cup Ellenos Plain Greek yogurt (sweetened)
1 cup Ellenos Mocha Greek yogurt
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Milo Chocolate Beverage Mix (add an additional 1/2 cup for more chocolatey goodness)
1 cup milk (optional, it makes the yogurt much easier to pour)
Optional step: mix a 1/2 cup of milk with each cup of yogurt to make it easier to pour
Pour the plain greek yogurt into the popsicle molds and freeze for 45 min to an hour. After that, pour the mocha greek yogurt into the molds and freeze for another 45 mins.
Mix the Milo powder with the heavy cream and pour the mixture on top the yogurt in the popsicle molds. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight, till the popsicles are frozen.
To un-mold, dip the molds into a bowl of warm water for about 30 seconds or until the popsicle are easy to remove from the molds. Serve immediately.