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Jun 29, 2013 - File Icon Dessert, Frozen Treats   Comment Icon 1 Comment

Grapefruit Popsicles

Grapefruit Popsicles

I bought myself a new popsicle mold a few weeks ago, and I have to say I’m a bit obsessed. I decided that the little one that makes 4 is just too darn small, so I ordered this bad boy and had a little happy fit at work when it arrived. Not only are the popsicles bigger, but I can make 10 popsicles.


That’s a lot of popsicles.

But in the time that I’ve been using it I’ve noticed that I never seem to quite fill all of the molds. I’m usually off by 2-3 molds, but that works for me since I can make a whole ton of filling and just see how far it gets me.

Fresh Grapefruits For Popsicle Making

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Jun 12, 2013 - File Icon Dessert, Frozen Treats   Comment Icon Comments Off on Mango Peach Orange Popsicles

Mango Peach Orange Popsicles

Mango Peach Orange Popsicle

The weather is turning beautiful, FINALLY. I am really looking forward to having some nice and sunny days.

What I am not looking forward to is the HOT weather and the allergies.

Stupid allergies. I’m pretty much allergic to everything, and so far this year has been kicking my butt. It almost makes me miss winter. I’m not allergic to winter.

At a recent trip to our favorite thrift store, I found a little popsicle mold that makes 4 pops. Totally awesome. I’ve been wanting to make some fun popsicles for a while and now that I have a mold I will be making them all the time.

This was my first foray in the popsicle making business. I used frozen peaches, frozen mangoes and orange juice. They turned out rather well. I honestly didn’t measure anything so I have no recipe to offer, except that this combo is quite delicious.

The only things I would do differently next time would be letting the fruit FULLY thaw before blending and straining the mixture before I put it in the molds. The texture was a little funky because of the fruit bits, so I think a good straining will help that. I also think banana would be a very tasty addition to this mix.

I love that I can make my own pops and control the sugar, the ones from the store are so incredibly sweet to me that I can’t eat them. Yay! New and fun stuff!

Jul 25, 2009 - File Icon Dessert, Frozen Treats   Comment Icon Comments Off on Mixed Berry Ice Cream

Mixed Berry Ice Cream

Whenever I think of ice cream lately, I want to run around the house singing a la Eddie Murphy’s Delirious. Especially since I have been on a ice cream kick lately, I’ve had that in my head.

The last batch I’ve made was my Mixed Berry. I like to use frozen berries because they have great flavor but at the same time you don’t have to worry about spending a whole bunch of money on fresh berries.

Mixed Berry Ice Cream

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Jul 7, 2009 - File Icon Dessert, Frozen Treats   Comment Icon Comments Off on Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Ah summer.

I loathe the heat of summer. Why can’t it just be WARM and not BOILING outside? My poor fair skin needs to hide from the sun and avoid it unless wearing a strong SPF.

But the heat is also the BEST time to make the ice cream. Home made ice cream. Minty fresh ice cream with bits of lovely dark chocolate nestled through it.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Now THAT is summer.
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Apr 19, 2009 - File Icon Cookies, Dessert, Frozen Treats   Comment Icon Comments Off on Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yesterday was spent in the most delightful way. The sun has been shining, it is slowly getting warmer, and things are just looking brighter all around. Money is still tight with the economy, so what can you do when you want a nice treat on a warm spring day?

Make your own ice cream sandwiches!

Ice Cream Sandwich

I’m on a mission to do “Pantry Buster” type of cooking lately, and use things that are in the pantry rather than something new and exciting that needs all sorts of new ingredients that I have to stock up on.

I’ve wanted to do home made ice cream sandwiches for a while since I’ve been craving a delicious Its-It sandwich. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find them here since we moved, so I decided to make them with the help of my lovely assistant and friend who came over.

An Its-It is a large ice cream sandwich made of two oatmeal cookies, filled with vanilla ice cream, and covered in a layer of chocolate. Who couldn’t love that! I mean seriously. But since I can’t find them, I wanted to make them. And if I did I wouldn’t want to spend the money, AND they are huge. Seriously huge. I believe you need two hands to properly eat it. My version is much smaller
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