"Dog Days" (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. (wikipedia)
I don't know about you, but the weather here sure has been hot lately.
I-sure-hope-fall-comes-early kind of hot.
Mom-please-can-I-have-a-popsicle kind of hot.
Luckily for my daughter, I've been enjoying expirementing with our new popsicle molds!
A good popsicle mold must have these qualifying specifications:
Easy to clean
Easy to store in the freezer
The ones we have now almost fit the following requirements, minus the pink. So, we got yellow instead.. which is pretty too. Tovolo Groovy Yellow Popsicle Molds are easy to clean, but they do take up a lot of room in the freezer.
This is what I do: once the popsicles have become fully frozen (4-6 hours) then I take them all and place them in a plastic bag, minus the yellow stand. I do still keep them in their individual sleeves.
My daughter's favorite popsicles, that I have created so far, are definitely the plum coconut cream ones. (pictured above).
The first day we received the popsicle molds, we had to make some.
I decided to do something rather simple with the first batch and so we cut up some bananas and grapes. We tossed them into the sleeves and pushed them down towards the bottom. I added coconut water to three of the popsicle sleeves, and then for the other half I pureed a coconut milk and banana mixture.
You know you make good popsicles when all six of them are gone before a week goes by. Earlier this week I made a Coconut Cream Popsicle (with shredded coconut, sounds good right?) I know you're sitting on the edge of your seat. It is Sophie-approved, and the recipe will soon be in a google-reader near you.