249. strawberry banana popsicles.

Took another stab at making popsicles with the zoku maker…Good stuff!

241. summertime popsicles.

Last week I picked up one of those Zoku popsicle makers. I had a gift card to sur la table sitting in my wallet for the last five years or so, and happened to be near one, and saw this and thought that milo would really enjoy it. If you are not familiar with them, you put it in the freezer for 24 hours, make your popsicle mix from fresh ingredients, pour it in  and in 10 minutes or so you have frozen popsicles. Milo was so excited when I showed it to him and asked every morning if we could make popsicles. He talked all about making green ones, so that is what we made first. I was a little skeptical, because the green comes from honeydew, not my most favorite thing to eat, but they turned out really great. These are a mix of honeydew, lime juice, sugar, (not very much I might add)  water and basil. They were really easy to make and froze nicely. We ate them out on the back patio enjoying these last days of summer….

181. chocobanana popsicles.

With the temperatures reaching almost 100 this week, my bananas are going ripe really fast! Also, with the high temperatures I am definitely not in the mood to bake.  Popsicles seemed the only logical solution here!

I took two over ripe bananas, 1/4 cup chocolate almond milk and 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter and mixed it together in the vitamix. I poured ino popsicle molds…and waited.

These were so so good. And pretty healthy too! We will definitely be keeping these on hand this summer.

79. fudge popsicles

Before we left for work/school this morning, Milo and I quickly made these fudge popsicles from Smitten Kitchen; only we veganized them. They were so so good! They tasted like creamy fudgey goodness.

Makes 4 standard-sized popsicles (3 ounces each)

2 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups soymilk
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon earth balance

In the bottom of a medium saucepan over very low heat, gently melt the chocolate chips, stirring constantly until smooth. Stir in sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, milk and salt and raise heat to medium. Cook mixture, stirring frequently until it thickens, anywhere between 5 minutes and 10 Remove from heat, add vanilla and butter and stir until combined.

Set aside to cool slightly then pour into popsicle molds. Freeze 30 minutes, then insert popsicle sticks. Freeze the rest of the way before serving.