You know how many people say “Kleenex” as the generic term for tissue? Apparently I say “Popsicle” as the generic term for ice pop. I just realized yesterday that Popsicle is a brand name and not the term for a frozen-sugary-fruit-flavored-ice block on a stick. I have never in my life called these things ice pops, so I will continue to call them popsicles but I used the correct term in the title in case I am alone on this one.
Yesterday was day 2 at the pool (the mojito fruit dip was a huge hit Saturday, btw), but at a different friend’s house. Different venue means different treats! The menu was pretty stacked, but who can deny a popsicle (I’m sorry “ice pop”) on a hot day by the pool? I actually considered making mojito flavored ones to create a theme for the weekend, but the actual drink was already being served. So I went with fresh berries, yogurt and some POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice instead. Great combination!
I also made a tropical fruit version of popsicles.
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
1/3 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp agave nectar (can substitute with honey)
- Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into molds* and add top/stick. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
- Remove by dipping the mold in warm water briefly to ease out the ice pops.
*I used a Back to Basics Lickety Sip Ice Pop Maker. Makes four.
Source: The Spiffy Cookie original