Friday, July 1, 2011
Plethora of Popsicles
Reusable popsicle molds are a great way to enjoy popsicles, without the premium price (ever notice how much I enjoy alliteration? Yeah, I'm a dork). Simply pour or scoop in the good stuff, freeze, pop out of the mold (maybe using a little cool water to loosen the popsicle from the mold), and enjoy.
Sure, some people may just use these for juice or Kool-Aid (my kids aren't allowed artificial colors so no Kool-Aid here, but it is possible in theory), but why stop there?
Popsicles can become a healthy, satisfying treat with something more substantial filling them up. Blend or mash some strawberries, watermelon, or other fruit and fill them with that for a tricky way to get picky kids to eat fruit (not a problem in my house, but, again, just sayin'). Mix up some fruit (or chocolate syrup, if you want to be naughty) with some nice homemade yogurt, for a healthy ice cream alternative. If you enjoy green smoothies (I'm slightly afraid to try green smoothies, but I still bet they'd make nice popsicles!) or any kind of smoothie for that matter, why not try those in a popsicle form? Betcha frozen coffee (with cream and sugar, please) would be a fun popsicle for the grown-ups. Okay, that last one wasn't exactly healthy, but since caffeine is an appetite suppressant, it probably would still be fairly satisfying...and energizing!
My point is, the possibilities are endless when you are making your own popsicle creations. Right now, there are strawberry popsicles and orange (juice) popsicles in my freezer. Have any popsicles in yours?
Labels: dessert recipes