Pineaple-Mint & Strawberry Popsicles

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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.

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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.

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I cut the pineapple into chunks, hulled and halved the strawberries and threw each (separately) into my food processor.

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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.

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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.

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Simply beautiful, right? They taste as they look and as an added bonus their goodness is completely fresh and natural.

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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.

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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.

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Ingredients

  • 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
Directions:
  1. Cut pineapple into chunks
  2. Hull and half strawberries
  3. Place each, separately, into food processor with a 1/4 cup of water and blend
  4. Add a tablespoon of honey to the pineapple puree, 5 mints leaves, blend
  5. Fill molds to your liking and freeze for six hours.

How do you chill out when the temperature rises? Tell me . . . please.

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