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Refreshing Summertime Popsicles

Our sweet WyWy turned 8 months old on June 8th, so I thought I would begin to introduce some vegetable and fruit purees into his world.  As I dug out the trusty Baby Bullet blender (which I have used to whip up baby food for the last 6+ years), I thought "Now would also be a good time to make some popsicles for the older kiddos as well...).  After filling trays with sweet potatoes and bananas, I moved on to what I hoped would be sweet treats for the h-o-t days that I knew were a comin'.  Just like with any recipe, you can customize the ingredients to fit the taste preferences of your crew.  I purchased 4 4-count popsicle molds at the store for around $1 each.  I think it is safe to say that they will get a lot of use this summer!  Enjoy!
 

Ingredients

  • ~2 1/2 cups of your favorite fruits (berries, peach, mango, bananas, pineapple, melon, etc.)
  • Juice of 2 citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges...whatever would pair well with the fruits you chose)
  • 1 c coconut milk (I used canned coconut milk...on-hand from the Thai dish that I was wanting to make but haven't actually gotten around to yet).  You could also use plain or vanilla Greek yogurt.
  • 2 TBSP honey, if desired (I did not add any extra sweetness, as the berries I was using were fresh-picked and in-season, which translates into the fact they they were super-juicy and SWEET!)
  • few chopped fresh mint or basil leaves, if desired (this makes a surprising, even more refreshing taste!)
  • For a non-fruitty popsicle, I also made a batch using espresso, coconut milk and a splash of vanilla coffee syrup.  Let's just say, that these were mine (all mine!) and oh-so-yumy!
Directions
  1. Combine ingredients into a blender and blend until desired texture is reached (I like a little chunkiness with my fruits, but others may wish for a smoother end-result)
  2. Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold and freeze overnight. 
  3. Note: Depending on the size of popsicle mold you use and how many you have, you may have some leftover puree--either enjoy as a smoothie or pour into a freezer-safe pan/container and freeze until it is scoopable and have as a sorbet. 

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