May 15, 2015

Popsicle - easy and tasty summer treat

Hot days are coming, and a need for some ice cold drinks and treats.
Combining fresh fruits and freezer can be a winning combination and solution if you don't want to fill yourself with some ice cream t(h)reats of extra calories, this year.
So get the fruits you love, blender and start loading your freezer with your homemade healthy ice treats - fruit popsicle.


If you don't have popsicle molds, all the work can be easily done in some narrow cups or glasses with some sticks put in the middle of your blended mass.






Let's get some recipes and start making them now:

Strawberry coconut popsicle:

Serves 8

1 pound strawberries, hulled
1 cup coconut milk or cream
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup honey
chopped strawberries

Directions
Puree the strawberries, milk, yogurt, honey, in a blender until smooth.
Pour the mixture into 10 3-ounce or 8 4-ounce ice-pop molds/glasses, dividing evenly. Insert ice-pop sticks and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours .

Cucumber, mint popsicle


2 large English cucumbers, chopped (about 6 cups)
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup agave nectar

Directions
Puree the cucumber, mint, lime juice, agave in a blender until smooth. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, pressing with a spatula to remove as much liquid as possible.
Pour the mixture into 10 3-ounce or 8 4-ounce ice-pop molds/glasses, dividing evenly. Insert ice-pop sticks and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours and up to 4 days.

Peaches and cream

Ingredients
3 cups peach or nectarine (apricots welcome)
3/4 cup coconut cream
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (optional)
chopped strawberries (optional)

Directions
Whisk together the peach nectar, cream, sugar, ginger in a large bowl until smooth. Mix in chopped strawberries Pour the mixture into 10 3-ounce or 8 4-ounce ice-pop molds/glasses, dividing evenly. Insert ice-pop sticks and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours and up to 4 days.

1 comment:

Terriea Kwong said...

Yummy treat in a hot summer day!