I’m not going to lie you guys, photographing these Greek Yogurt Fudgesicles was not exactly fun.
Now don’t get me wrong, they taste fantastic, not to mention they’re pretty healthy as far as a dessert/snack goes. I made these fudgesicles last Thursday and let them set up overnight. Friday I pulled them out of the freezer and tried to pull one out of the mold. Clearly this was my first time making homemade popsicles because I broke the stick. Okay….not a great start. I let them sit on the counter a few minutes and then tried to pull out another one. This time when I pulled half the Greek Yogurt Fudgesicle came out and half stayed in the mold. FANTASTIC!! I had 8 fudgesicles left, time to get serious. I ran the mold under hot water for a few seconds, this time they released all in one piece. I put them on the plate I was planning to photograph on and immediately they started to melt. I threw the semi-melted fudgesicles in the freezer slammed the door and went upstairs and sulked.
If I was going to make this work I was going to have to work at lightning speed. I got everything set up for the photo shoot so all I had to do was grab those pesky Greek Yogurt Fudgesicles, run upstairs, plop them into position and start taking pictures. Well run I did! I started taking pictures of them on the plate but decided I didn’t like the way they looked. I then moved them directly onto a piece of white poster board, that looked better, not great, but better. I moved as fast as I could with my camera, standing on a chair, crouched over the top of them, and finally ending by using my tripod. When I got the last shot, which I swear was only 5 minutes of taking pictures, there was a big puddly chocolate mess all over the poster board. I was sad that I was only able to eat one of these yummy Greek Yogurt Fudgesicles, but was so glad that photo shoot was over.
The fact that it was a hot day didn’t help matters at all, but I really wanted to share these with you today. Needless to say, you may not see many popsicle recipes from me this summer until I master how to photograph these little terds better! To sum up melty fudgesicle rant, the Greek Yogurt Fudgesicles are delicious! They are a perfect cold, creamy, slightly icy, frozen snack or dessert. They are made using non fat Greek yogurt, skim milk, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and agave nectar, making them an almost guilt free treat. So as long as you don’t plan on taking multiple pictures of them or try to style them perfectly, I promise you will love them!