June 23, 2009

strawberry popsicles forever

I had an entire week's worth of real weddings to show you over the next five days, but for whatever reason, the photos are coming up as question marks on all of them!  Geez louise... So until I get that worked out, I hope this post can tide you over.  At least this one is a lot more refreshing and tasty and timely than the others! 

So here's the situation: The truth of the matter is, when you're reading this, the Petajas, the Byers (sis and bro-in-law), and the Hughes (parental units) are sittin' fat and sassy on the beach right now.  So in honor of sand and steamy summer afternoons, I thought I'd share something fitting: Strawberry-Coconut-Cream-Popsicles.  This isn't much of a recipe, seeing as how I don't really have specific measurements, but you'll get the gist of it and make them your own, right?  After paying $2.50 for a homemade popsicle from a joint here in Nashville (though they're worth every penny of that $2.50--don't get me wrong), I thought, Well, hot dang.  I can make these!  So, viola.  

WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Strawberries : Frozen Coconut Shavings
French Vanilla Coffee Creamer (I use Coffee Mate)
Milk : Popsicle Molds : Blender

Wash your strawberries...
...and remove the hull.
Throw in the strawberries (I used about 16 oz), 1/2 cup of coconut shavings, French Vanilla creamer to taste (I probably used close to 1.5 cups or so) and about 1/2 cup of milk.  Really, just add these things to taste.  Then blend the goodness together until it's the consistency of a smoothie.
Pour into the popsicle molds.
These will take a few hours to freeze, so make them in the morning for a late afternoon treat!  To remove the popsicles from the mold, you'll probably have to run the molds under warm water.  I've never made them with any other ingredients, but I'm sure they'd be tasty with raspberries or blueberries.  Heck, you could even get crazy and add in granola or oats to make them healthy... right...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoa, tasty!!

Thank you!

Katie said...

oh my gosh...this is exactly what i need right now! thanksss

{The Perfect Palette} said...

looks yummy!

Jenni said...

Those are Beautiful!!!!! (Even more so since it's a sweltering 95 degrees here in Kansas City!)

Miriam said...

oh i am ON it! thanks for the yummy recipe! Richard (Father in law) mentioned to me on the phone (im in cali) that it was "just in the low 90's" in franklin.....brother. and seeing as how i'll shortly be back in town...the popsicles will be a serious lifesaver. have fun at the beach!

. Becca . said...

Yummo! I'm so trying this when I get settled in Cali!

Have fun bummin' on the beach!

Shan Shan said...

We will make these when you are home. Your blog is sooo fun to be on. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing. Oh, where did you get the popsicle holders?
Can't wait to have you up north. Love you!

butterflysparks said...

these sound SO amazing. i must find me some popsicle holders! what a great post! :: vanessa

Kristina Guilbeau said...

I am so making these tomorrow!

visualizelove said...

Hello! I just wanted to say that I truly love your blog and have been coming back daily since I first found it. Thanks for such wonderful posts! (I definately want to try making those strawberry popsicles too!)

Elissa Pugh-Arguello said...

Ziggy and I are going to be chowing down on these ASAP!

the daily smudge said...

wow... i'm on my way to buy some popsicle holders and going straight home to make them! they look amazing!!

{ darling threads } said...

this is why i love you and am proud to call you my sister.

Kelley said...

THESE ARE GOOD! I made them this morning, and used the leftover puree for a breakfast smoothie--the only thing that I changed was using Coconut Creamer (instead of vanilla) because that is all we had! YUMMMY

Anonymous said...

It's 104 degrees here in Arizona...these will be awesome! Thanks so much!