2020 July 28 A Cold Summer Treat

A Cold Summer Treat

It sure has been a hot summer – especially for someone who usually lives in the North Pole where it averages only 32° in the summer.

Since I’ve been to Michigan before, I knew to pack my t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops, but LuLu didn’t believe me when I told her how hot it was going to be.

It’s actually warmer than even I anticipated.

LuLu said that one day while she was laying in front of the air conditioning vent she researched fun ways to stay cool. She found a recipe to make popsicles.

Last year I had a popsicle from a box that my host family had purchased. It was really yummy, but these recipes looked fun and yummy so we had to give it a try.

Jessica Gavin has her own blog, just like mine, where she writes about all the yummy food she makes. We decided to follow her popsicle recipe and will link her blog post about popsicles here!

Our favorite flavor is the Peach Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle.

For ingredients you’ll need:

  • 3 cups strawberries, pureed to 1 ½ cup
  • 3 cups peaches, peeled and sliced, pureed to 1 ½ cup
  • 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • ⅔ cup vanilla greek yogurt

And here are the instructions:

  • In a blender, puree strawberries with four teaspoons honey then set aside. Clean blender, puree sliced peaches with two teaspoons of honey, set aside.
  • Layer the popsicles as follows; 2 teaspoons strawberry puree, 1 teaspoon yogurt, 2 teaspoons peach puree and repeat. Make a fruit puree your last layer.
  • Tap the mold on the counter to make sure all of the layers settle. Use a small spoon to drag vertically from the bottom to the top of the mold a few times to create a swirled pattern.
  • Gently tap the molds on the countertop to remove any air bubbles. Insert the popsicle sticks, and then freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

If you’re feeling hot in these 90° days try and nice and cold popsicle treat. If you use Jessica’s recipe make sure to send all of us pictures!!

Sources:

https://climatekids.nasa.gov/polar-temperatures/

Make Your Own Homemade Fruit Popsicles