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.

July 9, 2012