Summer is not my favorite season I must admit. There are however certain things that you can do that will help make the 3 months of hot, sticky weather can easily be cooled of and soothed with non-other but homemade ice pops. These fine treats remind me of summers of my childhood. Crisp freshly washed laundry hanging from clothes pins, water runs through the sprinkler and evening parties with friends and enjoying homemade ice pops in the crisp burnt grass.
When I finally decided it was time to take summer into my own hands, ice pops were the perfect step in the right direction. I bought the molds and I was off. I started out scanning the internet for ideas. It is generally known to be okay to copy when you are inspired and newly starting out on the path to creativity. Drawing inspiration from your muses, idols and then molding them into your own. This is, I’m told, steps to finding your own voice. So of course I would be urged to take those steps.
These pops I made weren’t necessarily inspired by anyone else, hey, maybe I’m closer than I thought to that whole voice thing than I thought. No, these pops were rather inspired by a ready-to-eat pineapple and ready-to-eat kiwis that were in abundance in the fridge. Here’s the recipe
1 cup chopped fresh organic pineapple
2 large ripe kiwi fruits, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint
1/4 cup low fat organic yogurt ( I used almond milk yogurt)
1/2 cup pineapple juice
In a food processor combine all the ingredients and process till smooth and creamy, then fill your molds and freeze. Easy, simple and one hell of a way to cut the hot summer with a knife of cool, tasteful goodness.