Monday, August 23, 2021

MONDAY RECIPE POST - PINEAPPLE, ORANGE AND BANANA POPSICLE

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.

Bon Appetit!


 

34 comments:

  1. Yum! T.J. Maxx has had different kinds really cheap.

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    1. Thanks for the tip on T. J. Maxx Ginny :) We have one of those a few miles away. I'll check it out.

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  2. I am glad that you enjoyed them. I feel for you on the spillage though. I am a clumsy clot (and it is much worse if I am tired).

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    1. You made me smile Sue, I haven't heard that expression since I can't remember when, a donkey's age :)

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  3. Hi, they look so good, the inhredients are delicious and nutritious too,

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    1. Hello there babYpose :) thank you, glad you like the look of them.

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  4. been eons since I had a popsicle, I'll have to give it a go, I used to have a popsicle thingy, no longer, sorry I got rid of it

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    1. I love popsicles in the summer. Used to buy them but make them at home now. I just need a mold that won't fight me back :)

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  5. I am one to make cherry slushies when it's hot. But these sound scrumptious.

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  6. The iced lollies sound refreshing and enjoyable when it's a hot day. At the moment I'm enjoying a lemon granita which has melted into a cool drink. Have a good week!

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    1. That sounds good too Linda :) You have a good week too.

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  7. They sound really good. I love banana, pineapple and orange juice so they would have to be a winner

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  8. A delicious treat, thanks for sharing.
    Take care, have a happy week!

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    1. You are very welcome Eileen and you take care and have a happy week also :)

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    1. Thanks Gigi, very cooling on a hot, humid day :)

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  10. Those homemade popsicles looked like a great treat on these hot and humid days, Denise. We have never made our own and usually the only type we have bought in the grocery stores have been fudge pops.

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    1. They certainly are Dorothy :) Fudge pops sound good!

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  11. Now, if I only had a popsicle mold!! Maybe I'll just drink mine.

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  12. I bet Latane (above comment) and I could just freeze this right in the bowl and eat it with a spoon like a slushee after it thaws for a minute or two. It sounds good, but this great-grandmother is definitely not going to buy a set of popsicle molds (I sold mine when we downsized and I'm trying so hard not to upsize again ;>)))

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    1. That is also a great idea Sallie. I know what you mean about downsizing. Thank you for reminding me :)

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  13. My old Tupperware popsicle mold surely needs to be brought out for this delicious treat, Denise. Thank you in advance for another yummy recipe.

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    1. Hi Martha Ellen and you are very welcome. I hope you enjoy them :)

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  14. now that's a great blend of flavors...awesome choices!!

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