ANOTHER heatwave has hit us and boy is it a doozy! Have I mentioned that I do NOT have air conditioning?? I DO NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING. Living close to the coast I usually don’t miss it, but on days like these I find myself searching for anyway possible to keep me and my little dude cool. These popsicles have been a welcomed cold treat and a great way for us both to chill-the-heck-out.
I lucked out and happened to have pineapple and strawberries on hand. They’re so pretty together and the flavor combination is fitting to my muggy, air conditionless condo.
I cut the pineapple into chunks, hulled and halved the strawberries and threw each (separately) into my food processor.
My sous chef has become quite proficient at running my ultra handy Ninja Processor. I suppose its because, he too, is part ninja. Its true, that’s why I hired him.
To add some sweetness, I drizzled about a tablespoon of honey into both the pineapple and strawberry purees. And because I couldn’t resist, I added five mint leaves to the pineapple puree. I’ve been adding mint to everything these days. I love the fresh, sweet, herby-ness it brings.
Simply beautiful, right? They taste as they look and as an added bonus their goodness is completely fresh and natural.
My good buddy, Rebecca, gave me this popsicle mold for my birthday. Isn’t it just the cutest? It makes the perfect popsicle portion for my little guy.
I filled some molds with all strawberry or pineapple-mint puree and others I layered the flavors together. Just get creative and do your dang thang. Pop in the freezer for six hours…six long, hot, soupy hours…and you’ll have yourself a little frozen piece of fruity refreshment.
- 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- 2 tablespoons honey, divided
- 1/2 cup cold water, divided
- 5 mint leaves
- Cut pineapple into chunks
- Hull and half strawberries
- Place each, separately, into food processor with a 1/4 cup of water and blend
- Add a tablespoon of honey to the pineapple puree, 5 mints leaves, blend
- Fill molds to your liking and freeze for six hours.
How do you chill out when the temperature rises? Tell me . . . please.