Wednesday, May 23, 2012

the first of summer

summer treat
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I remember the house I grew up in. A patio out back with a brown picnic table and orange and pink poppies overflowing the flowerbed. Summers spent with stacks of pb&j, running through the sprinkler, and always plenty of popsicles. They ranged from cream-sicles to push-pops to twin-pops, and as long as they were cold, we were happy.

Last summer we made our fair share of fresh fruit popsicles and chocolate dipped bananas, and this afternoon I dumped a few simple ingredients into the blender for fudgesicles. 
Just add a beach towel and a healthy dose of freckles, and it's a perfect summer day.

what you'll need: any kind of popsicle sticks and molds/coconut milk/cocoa powder/banana/vanilla almond milk
, 
Coconut Almond Fudgesicles
(dairy free)
The best thing about this "recipe" is that you can really add whatever you like. 
another banana, more coconut milk, more cocoa, swap out the coconut milk for more almond milk and add some peanut butter.....you get the idea. easy easy.

add to the blender:
1 banana
2 cups vanilla almond milk
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

blend. pour into popsicle molds. freeze. run through sprinkler. eat. repeat. ,
enjoy. 

What's your favorite frozen treat?

8 comments:

Elise said...

fudgesicles are my favorite + banana, a little piece of heaven.
I also make lemonade mojitos during the summer. Thy are so yummy! Which is really just lemonade and mint leaves. I squeezed lime in this time too :)
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Sandy a la Mode said...

yummm! i love fruit popsicles and ice cream!!

summer said...

twin-pops, totally. i was just thinking about your yogurty popsicles yesterday! and now THIS. duh! i love how smart you are! :)

Jane said...

YUUUUM! I'm going to try this in my zoku! great flavors. Thanks for the recipe!

A FANCY DAY said...

These look amazing! I can't wait to try them. I love reading your blog in the summer time (and anytime) you always have the best treats!

cosmohippiechef.com said...

Homemade treats are the best! I just made a batch of Rhubarb Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream-divine.

Sarah said...

Tried this in our Zoku tonight and it was perfect! Awesome recipe. Thanks!

Sweet Milieu said...

such a perfect summer recipe!:))