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chocolicious hershey’s pudding popsicles


hershey's pudding popsicles

The ultimate combo; popsicles, chocolate and kids, couldn’t be more joyable. A day spent with the chocoholic cousins, joe-marc (my lovely god son) and the exceptional elie-antoine!

In this scenario, impatience is the key for fun! Can you imagine a 6 year old waiting for the pudding to be done or getting frozen? Infinite of whys, hows and whens will shower your head.

To prepare the hershey’s pudding for 8 popsicles, you need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour (all purpose)
  • 1/4 cup hersehy’s cocoa powder

Whisk all over a medium heat until it thickens. Let it cool a bit then pour in molds and freeze for overnight, for a better result.

To remove the popsicles from the molds, run under warm water until they are easily released.

hersehy's popsicles

A finger lickn’ pudding! If you like chocolate pudding, you can double the quantity and pour the remaining mix in cups. Let it cool in the fridge (2-3 hours) and attack it!

hershey's pudding popsicles

Chocolate for kids is perceived as a reward. Give to your child a healthy homemade one with no regrets! I wish i can offer it daily to my most loved cousins. We missed the beautiful elder sister rita-maria that day, but we promised to leave her some! I love the three of you so much (je vous aime beaucoup).

 

homemade minted lemon popsicles (mojito on a stick) – popsicoholic part 5


minted lemon popsicles

When life hands you lemons, you have another option now than just lemonade!

Popsicoholic part 5: minted lemon popsicles.

There is nothing more refreshing than lemon, not just to eat or drink,  i also use lemon scented candles, detergents, shower gel… For me lemon aroma is the most relaxing and refreshing.

My 17 months boy loves lemon too, he eats lemon slices without even blinking his eyes… These lemon popsicles are specially done for him.

minted lemon popsicles

Give your lemon popsicles a cool herbal boost using fresh mint leaves. In a food processor mix juice of 2 lemons, juice of 1 lime, 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves.

Pour it in molds and put it in the freezer without inserting the sticks. You will notice that pieces of mint float on top. After one hour take it out and with a knife make up and down movement, to distribute the mint leaves properly. Insert the sticks and return to the fridge to freeze completely, for overnight.

minted lemon popsicles

It should make 4 popsicles, again depending on your mold size. To remove the popsicles from the molds, run under warm water until they are easily released.

If you would like to have a mojito on a stick, simply add rum to the mix before freezing and chill out!

minted lemon popsicles

homemade fresh pink grapefruit popsicles – popsicoholic part 4


grapefruit popsicles

Popsicoholic part 4: pink grapefruit popsicles

Knowing that a lot of you are waiting for today’s recipe, i promise you it’s worth waiting for!

This is beyond expectations, you can’t beat this tangy grapefruit popsicle! Am sure it will be love at first bite.

You need:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp grapefruit zest
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit
  • 2 tbsp lemon

Bring to boil sugar, water and zest, stirring until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.

Stir in grapefruit and lemon juice. The mixture will taste slightly sweeter in liquid form than it does when frozen.

Pour in molds the strained juice and freeze for an overnight. it should make 6 popsicles, again depending on your mold size. To remove the popsicles from the molds, run under warm water until they are easily released.

pink grapefruit popsicles

You can add booze if you’re not planning to offer to your children. Vodka goes perfect with it! Citrus and vodka pair well together. The sweet, sour and bitter taste are together wondrously balanced!

pink grapefruit popsicles

Be different and offer to your guests a super easy to do dessert and enjoy your summer with these treats tasting like the most unbelievably delicious boozy popsicles.

pink grapefruit popsicles

Recipe says you can freeze up to one week, but who does? Am sure this will be gone in seconds! My husband had a challenge to finish it all before the next day. He said it’s his favorite so far 🙂

pink grapefruit popsicles

 

homemade fresh watermelon and kiwi popsicles – popsicoholic part 3


Beat the heat with a refreshing treat!

Popsicoholic part 3: watermelon and kiwi popsicles.

This is an incredible summer dessert, low in calories and completely nutritious. Watermelon with kiwi, a little taste of the tropics to beat Doha heat.

In a food processor mix 2 cups of watermelon with 1 tbsp sugar and a pinch of salt. Salt might seem like a strange ingredient to add to a dessert, but it actually helps make the flavor of the watermelon more intense, but it can be optional, some people won’t like it, it’s very subjective. (my husband doesn’t like it with this pinch of salt, he is more into sweet flavors).

Again in the food processor puree 3 kiwis with 1 tsp of sugar.

Pour the mix in molds, making one big layer of watermelon and a small one of kiwi, to make it look like a watermelon wedge!

Freeze until solid. You should get 6 to 7 popsicles depending on your mold size. You can freeze up to one week.

To remove the popsicles from the molds, run under warm water until they are easily released.

watermelon kiwi popsicles

So, what do you guys think? Anyone off to make some popsicles?

There is endless options to make, just pick your favorite fruit and popsicle it!

watermelon kiwi popsicles

This is an incredibly refreshing dessert and is low in calories. – See more at: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/06/blueberry-vanilla-yogurt-popsicles.html#sthash.Baxpwi5t.dpuf
This is an incredibly refreshing dessert and is low in calories. – See more at: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/06/blueberry-vanilla-yogurt-popsicles.html#sthash.Baxpwi5t.dpuf
This is an incredibly refreshing dessert and is low in calories. – See more at: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/06/blueberry-vanilla-yogurt-popsicles.html#sthash.Baxpwi5t.dpuf
This is an incredibly refreshing dessert and is low in calories. – See more at: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/06/blueberry-vanilla-yogurt-popsicles.html#sthash.Baxpwi5t.dpuf

homemade mango lassi popsicles – popsicoholic part 2


mango lassi popsicles

Popsicoholic part 2: mango lassi popsicles, for mango lovers.

Mango lassi is an indian drink like a milkshake, a blend of mango pulp, yogurt and sugar. It’s very delicious and refreshing. Usually served chilled on hot days, the perfect scenario to turn out this succulent drink into popsicles!

mango lassi popsicles

In a food processor, puree 1 1/2 cup mango with 2 tbsp yogurt and 1 tsp sugar.

In a seperate bowl whisk 1/2 cup of low fat yogurt with 1 tsp sugar.

Pour them in molds, alternating between the two mix. Let the mango puree layer thicker than yogurt. Make 3 to 4 layers. With a skewer or thin-bladed knife, swirl mixtures together in an up-and-down motion.

mango lassi popsicles

Insert ice-pop sticks and freeze until solid. Preferably overnight. To remove the popsicles from the molds, run under warm water until they are easily released. This quantity makes 5-6 popsicles depending on your mold size.

mango lassi popsicles

Nothing can beat the heat like a fresh fruit popsicle. So try making these, they are worth it! My son loves them!  yes they are suitable for kids and nutritious too.

mango lassi popsicles

 

One cup of mangoes (225 g) contains the following:

  • 105 calories
  • 76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
  • 25 percent vitamin A  (antioxidant and vision)
  • 11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart desease prevention)
  • 9 percent healthy probiotic fiber
  • 9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
  • 7 percent potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
  • 4 percent magnesium

(Percentages apply to daily value)

Enjoy!

mango lassi popsicles