Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Popsicles: Tropical and Strawberry Lemonade

On week count down until NYC!! I can't wait! We are seeing 2 Broadway shows: Book of Mormon and Rock of Ages. But the most important part of an Elfert trip is the food and NYC is known for it's food, yum, yum, yum.

A few weeks ago I was at Bed, Bath and Beyond to pick up 1 thing and of course leaving with at least 2 more plus 5 more things on my "want" list....these Popsicle molds were one of the extra things I picked up while I was there and I am so happy I did! Here are 2 recipes I have made so far.

First up: Tropical Popsicles! A recipe I found on Pinterest
Next: Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Tropical Popsicle 
1 can coconut milk
1 can pineapple
1 banana
1 tsp vanilla
Blend together until smooth.

Pour into popsicle molds. This recipe made way too much for my molds, so you can either save it to make more after they freeze or make only half the recipe.
Freeze for about 8 hours or until solid.
Yum! J and I learned through these recipes that we eat popsicles very differently. I like to bite into mine and he likes to lick and suck on them so they make a really annoying noise!! 

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
1-2 cups of strawberry lemonade (depending on how much you need to fill your molds)
1/2 pound of strawberries
2 Tbsp of sugar (optional, my strawberries were not very sweet so I used sugar)
 Slice tops off the strawberries. Use a potato masher or pastry cutter or something of that sort to muddle the strawberries, you want them to be mushed not chopped. Add sugar to the strawberries.
 Stir together lemonade with strawberries.
 Pour into molds, make sure to get an even amount of strawberries into each mold.

 Freeze for 8 hours or until solid.
These Popsicles reminded me of the strawberry ones we would get from the Schwan's truck that would come by our house when I was little. Is that business still around? They had some awesome things like pretzel dogs and so many other frozen desserts that we loved!


Zee said...

I really like your strawberry lemonade Popsicle.. Will try it soon!

Kathy Bobbitt said...

I haven't made popsicles since my kids were young. Just ran across the molds the other day , and wondered if I should keep them. I think I'll make some big kid Popsicles . Thanks
Yes Schwans is still around.