Orange Creamsicle Popsicles

Prep time: 10 minutes, plus freezing time
Makes: 6-8 popsicles


  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Zest of one orange


  1. In a small blender or bowl, combine orange juice, yogurt and orange zest. Blend or whisk to mix.
  2. Pour mixture into a popsicle mold or 6-8 Dixie cups.
  3. Place popsicle mold or Dixie cups in the freezer. If using Dixie cups, add popsicle sticks 45 to 60 minutes into freezing (sticks will fall over if added too early).
  4. Once frozen, enjoy!
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Spring Mozzarella Salad

This delicious mozzarella salad from Chef Jason Morse will be a crowd pleaser at any summer picnic – or it will make a great lunch for work! Use our handmade mozzarella recipe to take it to a whole new level.


  • 4 oz fresh diced mozzarella
  • ¼ cup diced Roma tomatoes
  • ¼ cup diced hot house cucumbers
  • Dried Italian herbs, to taste
  • Balsamic vinaigrette dressing, to taste


Mix all ingredients, allow to cool in refrigerator several hours before serving.

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Handmade Mozzarella

10 prep time, 25 minutes cooking time

Check out the video of how to make this recipe below!


  • 7 oz mozzarella curd (you can buy mozzarella curd at specialty cheese shops)
  • 1 oz kosher salt
  • 4 oz olive oil

Tools needed: medium stock pot, medium sized mixing bowl, ice bath, thick insulated gloves, nitrile gloves, mini loaf pan


  1. Heat 4 cups of water to 190 degrees, add the salt and stir
  2. While water is heating, add the crumbled mozzarella curd to your mixing bowl
  3. Put on your insulated gloves, then the nitrile gloves over them
  4. Once water is heated, add the mozzarella curd to it and work into a ball
  5. Allow to sit in the water and soften for 3 minutes
  6. Remove from the water and knead on your cutting board for 2 minutes
  7. Roll back into a ball and put back in the water to soften for 3 minutes
  8. Add 4 Tbsp olive oil to your mini loaf pan
  9. Remove the mozzarella from the water and knead on your cutting board for another 2 minutes
  10. Allow to sit in the water and soften for 3 more minutes
  11. Remove from the water and form into a loaf, add to the mini loaf pan
  12. Cover the loaf pan and place in fridge to cool for 2-3 hours
  13. Remove from the pan, drain the excess oil and slice as needed

Note: 7 oz curd will make 1/3 of a mini loaf pan, 14 oz will make 2/3 of a mini loaf pan and 21 oz will make a full mini loaf pan.

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Mason Jar Parfaits

Using 12 oz mason jars, create these delicious yogurt parfaits using our homemade yogurt recipe


  • 1 cup fresh yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp granola
  • 2 Tbsp fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp lemon curd
  • 1 Tbsp Blueberry curd
  • 4 mason jars and 4 lids


Layer yogurt, curd, fruit and granola as desired. Mix lemon and blueberry flavors or make 2 of each flavor. Store overnight in the fridge for an easy next-day snack.

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Homemade Yogurt

Chef Jason Morse of 5280 Culinary, LLC provided us this recipe for homemade yogurt. There is also a video demonstration at the bottom of this page. You can choose how tart you like your yogurt, how to sweeten it and whether to enjoy it in a parfait, on top of pancakes or as a substitute for sour cream on chili! 

Makes 4 cups of yogurt
20 minutes prep
5 minutes cooking
Ready in 5-8 hours


  • 1 quart whole milk
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt OR 5-gram packet yogurt starter powder


  1. Heat milk in a thick-walled saucepan to 180 degrees
  2. Turn off heat and cool milk to 120/112 degrees – add starter (either yogurt or yogurt starter powder)
  3. Preheat incubator to 115 degrees (see note below) or use a Sous Vide circulator in a water bath set to 115 degrees
  4. Incubate for a minimum 5 hours, or longer for more tart yogurt
  5. Once incubated for desired time, remove from the incubator container
  6. Chill the yogurt overnight to completely set the yogurt
  7. For Greek yogurt, strain through cheesecloth overnight, covered
  8. Sweeten as needed with honey or sugar
  9. Shelf life is 3 days in the refrigerator

Incubator note:

You can incubate in a thermos, Crockpot or warm oven as long as the temperature stays at 115 degrees. You can do anywhere from 5-12 hours depending on your taste preference.

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