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Chillin’ With Homemade Popsicles

August 25, 2010

Don’t know what the mecury is doing where you live, but I’ve been riding a heat wave in my hood.

How to cope and bring the bling to your plate?

Homemade popsicles of course. Making them yourself will:

  • Save you cheddah
  • Tickle your creative bone
  • Provide healthier options than the commercial variety
  • Brighten your day

All summer I’ve been chillin’ with my own pops. I wanted to especially avoid all the sugar found in what I’ve taken home in the past from the  grocery store freezer. Another aim was also to incorporate my daily fruit allowance in the mix.

In terms of equipment, all you need is a:

  • Popsicle mold. I bought mine, on sale, at Bed Bath and Beyond where they are priced starting at $2.99.
  • You can also DIY it. For the strawberry and vanilla yogurt pop I used the yogurt container to make my tasty frozen treat.
  • Look around for any other  containers that would work including paper cups. 
  • If you go that route, secure the top with plastic and poke in a wooden stick or even a plastic knife.

Groovy Grapefruit and Black Grape Popsicle

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

Grapefruit Juice Frozen Concentrate

2 Handfuls of Grapes

Directions:

  1. Dilute the concentrate according to directions. Judging by  the popsicle molds I’ve used you’ll only need about half of the concentrate to fill all your molds.
  2. Pour your mixture into the molds
  3. Toss in the grapes
  4. Stick your concoction into the freezer. Depending on your freezer, it should not take more than a couple of hours to be completely solid.

Van and Choc Pop

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

A quart of Low or Non Fat Milk–it’s also delicious with almond and soy milk

8 oz of Vanilla Yogurt

Directions

  1. Pour chocolate milk  halfway into your popsicle molds. If you go the soy route it will be “creamier” than regular non or low-fat milk. 
  2. Spoon in yogurt. If you happen to have squeeze bottle,use it.   Take care to distribute it evenly.         
  3. Top off the mold with more chocolate milk. Add another dollop of yogurt, if you please. Just be sure not to overfill.
  4. Stick your concoction into the freezer. Depending on your freezer, it should not take more than a couple of hours to be completely solid.

  

 MNO Pop aka Mango Nectarine and Orange Popsicle

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

Mango and Orange Juice Frozen Concentrate

1 Sliced Nectarine

Directions:

  1. Dilute the concentrate according to directions. Judging by  the popsicle molds I’ve used you’ll only need about half of the concentrate to fill all your molds.
  2. Pour your mixture into the molds.
  3. Toss in the nectarines.
  4. Stick your concoction into the freezer. Depending on your freezer, it should not take more than a couple of hours to be completely solid.

Directions

  1. Pour out yougurt into bowl.
  2. Artfuly line the bottom of the emptied yogurt cup with strawberry slices.
  3. Spoon yogurt from bowl into cup.
  4. At this point you can cover the top with aluminum or plastic and then stick in a wooden stick or plastic knife. It looks so pretty, I just like to leave as is.   
  5. Stick your concoction into the freezer. Depending on your freezer, it should not take more than a couple of hours to be completely solid.

Popsicle Tips

  • When you are unmolding, simply run hot water over your mold. If you only want to eat one, and the molds are joined, just take care to pour the hot water on the popsicle(s) you want to eat.
  • Add any fruits you love, that freeze well, including kiwi, cantelope and plums.
  • If you are eating them for dinner, be sure to supply a plate for any drips.
  • Turn your favorite smoothie recipe into a popsicle.
  • Don’t be afraid to riff on these recipes. I even tried substituted strawberry yogurt for vanilla yogurt.    

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2010 4:05 am

    Thank you so much for the kind words you left on my blog! That is so appreciated! ❤

    Those pops look so yummy and refreshing. It's always chilly up here on the north coast, but I crave frozen foods every day anyway, so I would never say no to a popsicle. I think the yummiest one is probably your grape/grapefruit one, since grapes are so sweet and grapefruits have that sour bite (it doesn't hurt that I'm on an insane grape/grapefruit bender right now, either, hehe). I definitely want to try that!

    When you said almond milk would work, all I could think of was a milky chai popsicle. Mmm. What do you think? 😀

    • lenanozizwe permalink*
      August 29, 2010 7:04 pm

      That milky chai thing sounds delish. I have some grape juice pops chillin as we speak. You can get very creative with it.

      And I meant every word I said. You are a joy. I hope you feel it more.
      Shine on girl.

  2. October 28, 2010 10:59 am

    i think that we should focus more on healthy eating to avoid diabetes and cardiovascular diseases,`”

  3. November 17, 2010 7:34 am

    healthy eating should be our top priority since there are many junk foods and foods with no nutritional value these days -;*

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