Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ice Pops

It is time for something refreshing! Lately I haven't been in the mood to bake or cook. 
Ice cream and ice pops have been getting my full attention. We get so many lovely fruits in this season and they are perfect ingredients to keep our heads cool during the tropical summer days we've been experiencing.

By making your own ice pops, you can control the ingredients and make sure that you and the ones you share this treat with, are not eating junk. It is also really fun to experiment with different flavors and just mix and match to your hearts desire. 

The four flavors the I made were inspired by the ice pop molds that I bought from Tschibo. They are four silicon molds with a lid. They remind me of Calippo ice pops. Only those are full with sugar and a lot of things you don't want your little ones to eat.

To make these all you need is some ingredients and a little standing mixer.

Tropical Yellow: Fresh orange juice, pineapple and vanilla sugar.
Minty Pink: Watermelon, mint leaves and a tiny amount of mint extract.
Red Vanilla: Fresh strawberries and a little bit of vanilla sugar.
Mojito Blue: Lime juice, green apple and a tiny amount of mint extract. To make mine more green, I added a little bit of green food coloring. This is optional. 

I made the mistake of not juicing the green apple. I had to push it all through a sieve and things got messy. 

From all the flavors the strawberry one was the best. I will try out more flavors some other time. My drawers are filled with fun ice pop molds.  The size of these molds are a bit too big to enjoy without getting an ice belly. We did go a little crazy and had to try all the flavors that Vincent and I made. He is a great helper and loves to be in the kitchen with me.

What are your favorite ice pop flavors? Please share your recipes in the comments!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Tweezerman Ilashcomb

Here is a cute little helper that has transformed my eyeslashes from nice to amazing in only a matter of seconds. I am talking about the Tweezerman Ilashcomb. When I heard Lena (Meyer-Landrut) talk about how she can't live without her lashcomb, I went online and ordered it myself.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sephora Haul

These pretty beauty items almost didn't make it to this blog post. Being a little stuffed from my cold, I forgot to take my bag of Sephora goodies with me to the second restaurant.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chit Chat #20 Summer Festivals

I am currently trying out a new blogger app called BlogTouch Pro for my iPad and iPhone. So far I like it! The old Blogpress wasn't cutting it for me. This is my first post trying it out. Sometimes I would like to write a quick post, but can't be bothered to open my big 15-inch laptop.