The Internet is lying to you. Have a popsicle, it will make everything alright again.

August 26, 2012

in Domesticated Dishes, Encore Worthy, Sound Bites, Vegetarian-Ish

Today’s recipe is for fruit popsicles. Not your fancy fruit/basil/honey/sugar popsicles that are going to be the next big thing once this whole “cupcakes” phase passes. Just fruit popsicles.

Next week: Ice cubes!

I’m sorry, but this is what we’ve been making a lot of around here. Mostly because they’re simple enough that the Little Man and I can make them together, with no more mess than if I made them on my own. Which isn’t to say there isn’t a mess…but if the Little Man wants to take the blame for what ends up on the floor, who am I to deny him?

That and it’s fun watching him try to lick the drippings off his own elbow.

Of course, it took me a few tries to get them right.

Don’t ask how the ice cubes are coming…

But the ice cream truck comes through our neighborhood right in the middle of nap time around here. Which wouldn’t be a problem, except the Little Man doesn’t actually nap anymore. Which means, assuming the farm truck he’s named Lightning McQueen isn’t singing Old MacDonald at that exact moment, he knows exactly what he is missing.

As. do. I.

When you’re new in the neighborhood, you can’t be that girl…the one who chases down the ice cream truck by herself . At least not within the first month or so.

So we ate our way through the first batch, made solely of peaches, and then through the second batch – made solely of bananas. And then the Big Man snagged the one last, sad little popsicle comprised of the leftovers from the peach and banana popsicles.

I’m not sure if it was when he said that he thought combining banana with the primary fruit made it sweeter without adding sugar, or when I accidentally bought 5 bags of bananas in 2 days that it hit me:

The internet is a sneaky bitch. Sure, she may claim she’s giving you the recipe for the most awesome, sugar-free popsicles that will remind you of your childhood summers spent pouring lemonade into tin foil-covered dixie cups, and sticking a popsicle stick into it just far enough not to fall out before it froze, but when she tells you all you have to do is puree the heck out of your favorite fruit and pop it in the freezer, stick and all? She’s LYING.

What she really means is that you need to puree the heck out of your favorite fruit AND a couple of bananas. But she won’t tell you that. No. Because if she did, then you could make popsicles just as awesome as hers. And then what would she bring to the neighborhood potluck, hmm?

Lucky for ya’ll, I’m not currently residing in an area in imminent danger of breaking out into a spontaneous block party.

Rave, yes. Block party, not so much.

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No-Sugar Fruit Popsicles
Dish: Dessert
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Feeds: 6
Strawberry-Banana or Peach-Banana
  • 4 Ripe Peaches or 1lb Ripe Strawberries
  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  1. Peel and slice bananas. Hull the strawberries, if using, or peel and slice peaches.
  2. Place fruit in blender or food processor and puree on high until fruit is completely liquid.
  3. Using a funnel, pour mixture equally into 6 popsicle containers.
  4. Place in freezer for 8hrs, or overnight, until frozen solid.
If the popsicle won't come free of it's container, just make let the Little of your choice hold it long enough for their hot little paws to start to defrost it. Or just hold it under hot running water for 5seconds. Whichever.



NSC August 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Something my mom used to do when I was a kid was to get the plain, unsweetened yogurt and mix a tub of that with a can of juice concentrate…then freeze in dixie cups. YUM. With popcicle sticks, of course.

My coworker was telling me to make dairy free ice cream, you freeze banana chunks, then mix with almond milk (just a little) and peanut butter in the blender, and it comes out like soft serve ice cream. I AM SO STOKED to try that one! I miss ice cream. :(

I’ll have to try the popcicles too.

Shibahn Landry August 26, 2012 at 8:56 am

These sound really good! I have a certain little one who woule love these as she loves all those fruits. I’ll have to try them next summer after all the moving is done and it’s safe to buy more kitchen stuff like popsicle containers. If I tried to do that now I’d get some looks from the other half. 😉

Jan August 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

I’m not sure if you have ever been told this, hopefully you have, but you have an amazing writing voice! Have you ever thought of putting that into a book?

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