When the weather gets hot I can just survive on ice cream. I'll have it for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. My oven gets evenly overheated and I need to cool down constantly.
To make sure that I don't consume endless amounts of calories I tried out some healthy popsicles. Bought me an array of new popsicle molds and started freezing. The molds you see on the pictures are now in the trash. They were not that great.
The variation I show you today is super fun and also great for little ones. Vincent loves ice cream, just like his mommy.
My fruit popsicles consist out of fresh lime juice with kiwis and strawberries.
First of you need some lemonade or any juice that you love. I made lemonade out of lime, my current citrus favorite. For an extra kick you can add the zest to the lime juice. It is so good!
First you put your fresh or frozen fruit in the molds and after that you add the juice. Don't fill it completely to the top because once you put the stick in, the juice will come up a bit and frozen liquid always expands a bit.
Freeze for 4/5 hours and enjoy your frozen treat!
You can make thousands of variaties, the options are almost limitless.
So far I've made a key lime popsicle, orange creamsicles, smoothie popsicles. On my to do list are the not so calorie counter friendly (not that I am counting ;) : Fudgesicles!
Please check out the lovely Gemma from Bigger Bolder Baking. She was the one to inspire me to make the fruitsicles and creamsicles. The key lime popsicles that I made you can find on: Laura in the Kitchen. Mira from Funnypilgrim also had a great vegan popsicle recipe that I've made many times as well: FunnyPilgrim
My ice pop molds:
Norpro 10 ice pop molds
Zoku Mini Molds Great for little ones and for the Calorie Conscious
Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds I am still waiting for these to arrive.
Enjoy freezing and cooling down with these fun popsicles!