Tuesday, May 17, 2011

POPSICLES!!!

This was breakfast!
(Along with Corned-Beef Hash)

I bought some popsicle molds on an complete whim the other day from Amazon.  They've got tons of styles and sizes.  These are really nice.  They're large and seem durable, but a little hard to clean.  I bought two sets, each making 6 popsicles.  Once they're in the holder, they're very steady for freezing.

Does anyone have the recipe for the ones mom used to make with the Kool-Aid and the Jello?  I remember the black cherry flavor being killer.  I'd love to get that recipe.

For my maiden batch(es), I took a) strawberries (kiwis for the second batch), cleaned and large dice; b) 3 Tbls. sugar; c) juice of 1 lime; and d) 1 1/2 single-serving cartons of Activia vanilla yogurt.  I macerated the fruit with the sugar and lime juice for an hour or two, pureed them in the blender (but left a few chunks), stirred in the yogurt, poured and froze overnight.  Very little work.

The verdict:  Matthew thought the strawberry one he had for breakfast this morning was good, though he thought it could use a little more yogurt.  Alas, I had used all I had. 

I think the possibilities are endless.  Straight fruit juice, fruit and cream, smoothies, fruit combos (strawberry banana?), pudding, etc.  You could even make grown up ones with a little vodka or tequila for a party.  Just don't get them mixed up with the ones for the kiddies.  And, its a great way to use up fruit that's about to "go."  My Food Network Magazine even has recipes for veggie popsicles, but that may be going too far.

Anyways, anyone have mom's recipe?  Anyone have any ideas for flavors?  I'd love to hear some suggestions!

Its going to be a long, hot summer. 

Bon Apetit!

1 comment:

  1. the kid in the picture is definately a Koszuth...

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