Who doesn’t like ice pops in the summer heat? This summer especially! Between the heat and cost of food, everyone is looking for convenient ways to get the most out of what they’ve got and stay cool while doing it. Nick, my husband, and I are determined to use any and all fruit that we’ve invested in during this growing season. In years past, we’ve had a bit of a habit of forgetting things in the fridge cavern.
So this summer, armed with a decent stock of coconut water, I started out making smoothies. Then one day I decided to forgo the protein powder for something to sip on during dinner. Mmm mmm mmm. Wow! A nice change from water when it’s still 90 degrees at dinner time and we live without AC. Yet, there was leftover smoothie that I wasn’t about to throw down the drain and suddenly I recalled my old plastic freezer pop molds hidden away.
Oh yeah, you know where I’m going with this! I filled up each pop and left it in the freezer until it was ready. With one taste…well…it was to-die-for-chillness. I taught a client this simple trick when I was at her house teaching her to cook a healthy Italian Feast and her two kids loved them! So, here goes this simple recipe for the Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles that you can mix and match however you’d like with whatever fruit you’ve got, frozen or fresh.