Thursday, June 07, 2007

Popsicle Party

I love warm summer-ish days in late spring, and it wouldn't be long before the dog days of summer gets here. About two weeks before the summer solstice(yippee!) and I am having a popsicle party for moi today. Uhh.... I meant for the kids, of course!

Made a batch of different berry-flavored popsicles. Many moms I know add powdered probiotics in it too, but since I didn't run to the store today, I omitted that, and added some applesauce into the blender with the frozen fruit and a some apple juice. Found these funky little popsicle molds that have a straw at the bottom to suck up the melting popsicle. (First 2 pictures) The kids like it although it didn't work as well as the idea of it.

Also made a batch of red bean and green bean popsicles since I had made some red bean and green bean 'tong' today. Very asian thing to do, going for the little red and green beans, I guess. And since the green beans are 'cooling' or yang and the red beans are 'warming' or yin, I reckon that I should consume one of each, don't you think. Oh, I meant the kids ate that - yah!


1) Made another batch of popsicle that was yummy with 1 (6 ounce) can frozen juice concentrate (100% juice) 2 cups plain yogurt 2 teaspoons vanilla.

2) Also tried this recipe too:
2 1/2 cups seedless watermelon, diced
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
7 tbs sugar
1 Tbs plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


Lee Ping said...

As easy as this may look, making popsicles can be challenging. I remember many years ago, I bought the plastic mold. After failure, I donated the mold. The popsicle did not come out in one piece.

Good job!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Lee Ping,
I'll let you in on unmolding. The secret is to run the mold under hot water for a few seconds first. Try it again cause I'm sure your kids will love it! :)

Lee Ping said...

Thanks for the tip. Now, I just wish I hadn't given my mold away. Luckily, they are not too expensive, so I can buy them again....

A Mature Student said... did you enjoy your popsicles? Oops, I meant your kids.
Big or small, this is always welcomed on a summer's day.
The ang tau one reminds me of childhood days.
Is the applesauce to make the popsicles gel together?

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Yes, we all did, especially the big kid.:) The applesauce gives the popsicles more flavor and a little added sweetness.

WokandSpoon said...

These are cute and healthy! Great idea for kids!