Now that it finally feels like summer around here, we've been experimenting with some different kinds of popsicles. The blueberry creamsicles we made with the zoku last week were a big hit. Kind of like having a blueberry smoothie which made me think of breakfast popsicles. How fun is that?
Inspired by the cover photo on a recent Martha Stewart Food magazine, I thought we could try some fruit popsicles. Lots of cut up fruit was layered and pressed inside of an old popsicle form I had. Then, I poured in white cranberry juice, tapping the form a little bit to settle the fruit and get out any air pockets. Of course, the lids and sticks that went with this form were nowhere to be found so instead, I used popsicle sticks. I covered the form with some plastic wrap and then I was able to jab each stick into a piece of fruit to keep it upright and then popped them in the freezer overnight.
There's no point in making food look pretty if it doesn't actually taste good, so these frozen pops got put to the ultimate taste test (I can always count on complete honesty from the boys). They enjoyed them with some saskatoon berry scones this morning.
Yum-o on a sunny summer morning!
For round 2 of breakfast popsicles, we're going to use yogurt instead of juice.