As the hot days of spring and summer approach, it is nice to have a healthy cool down treat on hand for your children (and you). These simple popsicles are the perfect refreshing solution! For variety, change the flavor of the pops by adding different fruits. You can purchase a popsicle mold at a grocery store or online. If you don’t want to invest in a popsicle mold, small plastic or paper cups or empy yogurt containers work wonderfully for making popsicles. Add a wooden craft stick for the popsicle stick.
- 1 (10.5-ounce) package silken tofu
- 1 medium banana
- 2 cups unsweetened orange-pineapple or apple juice
- 1 cup of diced fruit: strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, kiwi, watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, pears, plums, mango or papaya
Combine all ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold and freeze. Makes about 12 popsicles.
TIP: If you find the mixture to tast tart, don’t reach for the sugar, add a little sweetness with a 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup, honey or fruit spread.