So I’ve had this little 6-hole popsicle-maker container thingy that I bought from Ikea for like $2 for years. YEARS. I’m talking like five plus. Way back from the beginnings of this blog.
I bought it with the best intentions, to make lots of popsicles. Because popsicles are super easy to make! I was going to create all sorts of dreamy, fun popsicles and be the ice cream queen.
And for some reason, unbeknownst to me, the popsicle container sat in the cupboard for years. It even made it in the selection of kitchen ware I bought with me when I moved house, and yet still it sat in the cupboard unused. Unopened, even.
So I don’t know what came over me the other night when I looked at the ripe bananas in the fruit bowl, the mango no one was eating in the fridge, and decided heck, I’m going to make popsicles. Right now.
All of two seconds later, the fruit was blended, the mixture was poured, the raspberries were thrown in for some fun colour, and the popsicles were sitting in the freezer doing their freezing thing.
A few days later I’d already forgotten about them (again) and Mr Man opened the freezer and got super duper excited that I had made POPS! (what is it with the English and their weird words for things?!) And how exciting, and he hasn’t had a popsicle forever, and can we eat them, can he eat them?!
So I shot them. And he ate them. And on a hot afternoon, they’re a perfectly easy, refreshing and healthy snack.
What flavour should I make next?! X
- 1 ripe banana, peeled
- 1 mango, peeled and cubed
- 1 tbsp natural yoghurt
- A few raspberries, fresh or frozen
- Blend the bananas, mango and yogurt together in a blender until smooth.
- Pour into the holes of a 6-cup popsicle maker.
- Place a few raspberries in each cup.
- Insert the stick into each cup.
- Freeze overnight before serving.
- Makes 6 popsicles.
- Happy baking!