Okay, cheesy intro title, I know. If you think this a post dedicated to Pringles-, sadly- you are mistaken.
The kind of pops I’m referring to are the ones that are cold, made in less than 5 minutes, and super yummy!
I have had a surplus of fruit in my fridge these past few weeks and most of it had started to reach the stage of unedible. The ones that were able to be salvaged- I froze.
I thought it would be the perfect combo. of summer and saving if I froze the fruit and was able to make yet another healthy snack. (Don’t you get bored of the standard fruit medley?)
So…that being said, I prepared some fruit cubes! I used whole strawberries in fear of losing their sweetness during freezing. I also poured over Ocean Spray Diet Blueberry/Pomegranate juice as well. (I know you are all raising an eyebrow to that- as I don’t drink anything juice-y or bottled if I don’t witness the process myself…sometimes you have to use what you have…even if it’s sucralose and not really “real” fruit…ugh that killed me to type!)
The result was this:
P.S.– anyone else reminded of the scene in Jurassic Park when they take out the fossilized ball of a mosquito- which apparently was the reason for the dinosaurs in the first place?
No? Just me. Okay. Moving on…
I used these in a cold glass of water one day- kind of similar to a fruit infused water- minus all the marketing and HFCS. The taste kept getting better and better as the ice kept melting and melting.
I also threw in a few into my smoothie which gave it that freezing cold taste- completely necessary on 104 degree days!
After the fruit cubes were finished, I tackled some fruit pops. I know, I know. BIG Leagues!
I kid you not when I say I haven’t made homemade icepops/fudgesicles/fruit pops since my Nickelodeon watching days! They always made for the perfect snack for a Snick at Night sleepover!
The base I used was a creamy yet light almond milk in original flavor. I blended (separately) mango, strawberry, banana, and then blueberry. Poured ’em into the molds, froze ’em, and voila! (2.5 hours later)…
They weren’t overbearingly sweet and the best of all- I know the ingredients in them! (No mono/diglycerides or HFCS here!)
I can already tell these will be my next “kick” because I devoured them in less than 4 minutes.
Next time- I’ll add some protein powder, flax/chia, and possibly even some oats!
Have you made fruit/ice pops yet this season? What ingredients did/would you use?
Peace, love, and pops!