Ha. Not. Hey, I did tell you that I was pretty obsessed with my ice pop mold here of late. I’m not going to apologize. I think it’s perfectly find to eat an ice pop when it’s 20 degrees outside and quite snowy =). Well, I really didn’t know that it was supposed to snow today. I mean IT WAS 65 degrees yesterday. I can’t help it if the weather here is quite obscure. I grew up on the East Coast where there always seemed to be a 90% chance of rain everyday and the humidity was out of control. It takes some getting used to! So I wanted to keep it super light with these ice pops and just use fruit (and maybe some sugar – hey, I’m only human). I feel like my intake of fruit hasn’t been where it should be, and I thought maybe, just maybe making ice pops out of them would help. It also could be that fruit this time of year is just AWFUL. It’s hard to find a tasty plum in the dead of winter. ANYWAY, so these fruit pops are fun, and here is why…
Some of my favorite flavors on the planet are those that are in this pop: mango, pineapple, kiwi and strawberry. Instead of making one of each kind, I decided to layer them on top of one another. This really is much simpler than you may think. By freezing each layer after you put it in the mold, you won’t run into the problem of the fruits mixing and then you get a pretty ice pop in the end! This recipe could totally be modified to your preference of fruit, and the sugar can totally be eliminated. I know that most fruit is already on the sweet side, but for my ice pops I like them to be a bit sweeter than a piece of fruit may be. Also, the water you use to blend the fruit tends to … SURPRISE … water it down a bit. Sometimes, a little bit of sugar is totally necessary.
I didn’t pair this with a beer.
That would be weird.
I really don’t think I need to explain myself =)
Anyway, I feel like I’m a bit random today, so I think I’m going to call it a day and watch the snowflakes fall from the sky.
Happy Monday everyone!
Hardware: * Blender * Popsicle Mold * Cutting Board * Sharp Knife * Popsicle Sticks (if required) *