When I made these it was very hot. It had been in the high 90s for several days, and my mind kept going to popsicles. I was happy to find this week's recipe here at "...Shortcuts...", hosted by Amanda. As it only had three ingredients, four if you included the optional choice, I was ready to make them.
They turned out great, thanks to Amanda's recipe, and these 'big kids' liked them too (Amanda has young ones, and has recipes catered to them, and also a craft section for your own kids or grandkids. A fun blog to take a peak when you have the time.
Pineapple Orange Banana Popsicles
1 banana, mashed
1 cup chopped pineapple, fresh, frozen or canned
½ cup orange juice
1 to 2 tablespoons Coconut Milk (optional)
Puree all of the ingredients in a blender. Pour into popsicle mold and allow to freeze thoroughly over night. Remove from mold and serve.
We enjoyed ours very much, though my batch only filled 5 of my molds. I will double the ingredients next time, now that I know they are very yummy.
Amanda bought her mold from Amazon at this link.
I have individual ones that fit in a tray and truth be told my fingers seem to be a little too big to fit between. I knocked a couple out and contents from one splashed my blouse. I couldn't get two lids to fit properly and pressed down too hard. Ah well, a wee bit klutzy and I may have been a wee bit tired. I should have had my morning coffee and eased more into the day. The lids seemed to be getting more difficult to fit over each mold. I will try with another batch one more time with the molds I have. If there is another spillage, grumbles and eye rolls to the ceiling, on top of a change of clothes before 8.00 a.m., I might go ahead and buy the new ones.
I decided to add in Amanda's option of the coconut milk idea, though I didn't want to open a whole can for just 2 tablespoons. I had what was left of a small container of full fat cream in the fridge from a previous baking session, and used that. I am not sure this made any difference, so next time with leave this option out.
They work out to approximately 77 calories a popsicle, a nice sweet treat without over indulging.
I am happy to say they were delicious and we both enjoyed them. Keeping this in my 'when the weather hits the 90s' folder to make again.
Thanks for looking and I hope your day is a great one.