July’s New Thing #1
I attempted and succeeded at July’s New Thing #1: make healthy(ish) popsicles! I bought the molds on Amazon ($12) and searched for recipes without added sugar. A lot of popsicle recipes have you add 2 tablespoons – 2 cups of refined sugar. BLECH! I finally found this recipe on Pinterest (I didn’t link to the actual post because there wasn’t a direct link) and decided to go with it! Here’s what I used:
- Half of a can of pineapple tidbits in juice (not syrup)
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Half of a can of coconut milk
- Half of a banana
- Some type of blender (I used our Magic Bullet)
- Some type of mold
You literally just blend everything together and that’s it! I had to blend everything in two batches since the Magic Bullet isn’t that big. Pour into the molds and place the tops securely!
I made a batch last weekend and I let them freeze for about 4-5 hours before eating them. We had to run them under hot water to get them loose but they are delicious! This weekend I added a random amount of rum – who doesn’t love boozey popsicles?
*All photos taken in my dark, little kitchen on my iPhone. Excuse the horrible lighting.
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Those sound delicious! I’m going to have to try those – we used to make Popsicles all the time when I was little. I like the idea of boozy ones – genius! :)
I love how big your popsicle molds are. We just have dinky ones that only hold about 3 TBS.
Love that your recipe doesn’t use sugar. Does seem a little silly to add so much sugar when you’re using natural sweet fruit, doesn’t it?
This looks easy enough for even me! Can’t wait to try :)
Oh my, these look super tasty! I might have to hack one of my ice cubes trays to give this a try. :)
These look yummy. I love making frozen treats. Just hate waiting for them to actually freeze!
Yum! I’ve definitely been into making Popsicles this summer. :)
Those look amazing. I’m going to try them!
These look amazing. Definitely going to make these next! The watermelon lime gin popsicles turned out really well; I added a lot of lime zest and juice, which I think spruced up the watermelon nicely.