Saturday, July 31, 2010

Popsicle Round -up.

I've been on this homemade Popsicle kick lately. I guess mostly because it's so hot here and a popsicle is just about the best treat at the end of a hot day.

First up, I made lemon buttermilk popsicles. I know - it sounds like a strange combo, but the creaminess of the buttermilk was delicious with the tang of the lemon. I put a little extra lemon in these, and they were a little on the tart side. But I still liked them, although next time I'll make sure I don't add the extra.

Next, I tried the mocha popsicles. I used really strong coffee and some good cocoa. They are nice and mocha-y, but I don't like to have these late in the day since they do have caffeine in them. But they are tasty and only 2 points on WW, if you use fat free sweetened condensed milk. (For anyone who cares about that.)

My absolute favorites, though, are these blackberry and cream popsicles. Blackberries have been on sale here and I used a combo of blackberries and strawberries. I mashed the blackberries and then pushed them through a sieve to get rid of all the seeds. I made 9 popsicles with the amount of berries I used, and again, these are only 2 WW points. I also just made a batch with frozen blueberries and strawberries and they are super tasty. These were even easier to make since I just threw it all in the blender, but I like the blackberry flavor better.

Anyone else out there with a favorite homemade popsicle recipe?

3 comments:

Melanie said...

Fancy. The 3 and under crowd around here is thrilled with oj or lemonade pops :) Good thing they don't know what they're missing!

The Balls said...

i've been trying to recreate the jello gelatin pops...do you remember those?? they had the pudding ones too, but my favorite were the orange & raspberry jello ones. tried doing jello made with milk - tastes good, but not quite right. so, i've just resorted to basically making a smoothy & freezing it. [orange sherbert, strawberries, oj & some walnuts] btw, have you seen this awesome popsicle maker at williams sonoma?!! http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/zoku-quick-pop-maker/?pkey=x|4|1||4|popsicle||0&cm_src=SCH

Aubrey said...

I remember jello pudding pops, but I don't think I remember the the gelatin pops. But you could try adding sweetened condensed milk. I'm convinced it's the perfect popsicle ingredient - it's already sweetened and makes things very creamy.