Patricia, author of Flavors and Moments , today brings us some homemade popsicles that are striking: it is a combination of colored fruits that is delicious and incredibly beautiful. I invite you to let your imagination fly and create your own version!
How hot are we experiencing in most of our country, right? Well, to bring you an appetizing recipe, what better than some smoothie popsicles that, in addition to refreshing us, these days, hydrate us and provide us with vitamins?
At home I am very demanding and I like that they are homemade, in addition to being easy and fast, we can choose our favorite ingredients! Today we are going to give the fruit of a thousand colors to create these attractive popsicles with our favorite smoothies prepared in the Zoku t-shirt (although they can also be made in 7 minutes in the Quick Pop Zoku ice cream maker ).
They are also so easy that my children, who are already old enough to do their first steps in the kitchen, prepare them themselves...Bananas, pineapple, peaches, kiwi...everything they find in the fridge drawer, well crushed and distributed tablespoons to get these rainbows of color! Come on, let's get the recipe!
Ingredients for 6 pole moldFor the base filling:
- 3 frozen bananas (or fresh if you have them)
- 3 Greek yogurts
- 3 tablespoons agave syrup (or honey)
- Frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries...)
- Frozen chopped pineapple (or fresh)
- Frozen (or fresh) sliced peaches
- Frozen (or fresh) sliced kiwi
- Frozen (or fresh) diced mango
- A handful of fresh spinach.
- a small orange
Zoku ice cream molds and Nezumi ceramic plate by Tokio Design
- We start by putting the ingredients of the base filling in our food processor or blender glass and mix until we get a smooth and homogeneous cream. If we see it very thick, we can always add some liquid to help beat (a little water or orange, lemon, coconut juice).
- We transfer this smoothie to a jar or container from which we will distribute small amounts to which we will add the fruits by color, to get the colored smoothies to form the rainbow in our moulds.
- We are rinsing the glass of the blender, we pour about 200ml of base filling and we are composing the colored smoothies. We start with the layer of forest fruits, which will be the one that we pour first into the moulds. To do this we add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries... We grind well and with the help of a spoon we distribute carefully at the base of our moulds.
- We return to rinse the blender glass each time to grind the different layers. We now continue with an orange layer so that to our base filling, we will add mango, peach, orange, apricots, medlars... Any of the fruits that favor this color and that you have on hand. Again, with the help of a soup spoon we are pouring the batter into our molds on the bottom layer.
- For the yellow layer, we will add the chopped pineapple to our base recipe. And we will pour into the molds.
- And to finish, we will fill with the green layer, to our base recipe we will add a handful of fresh spinach leaves, the chopped kiwi, some frozen peas, some broccoli... Everything green that comes to mind, to which we can add a little piece of pineapple to provide the sweet flavor. With the help of the spoon we are filling our Zoku molds , being careful not to reach the edge because when it freezes, the interior volume of the filling expands and they would not fit well closed.
- It is normal that some layers have been mixed a bit and that they form waves in which some colors penetrate the spaces of the others, but later they will be very cool! Now straight to the freezer! (or just wait 7 minutes if you're using Zoku's Quick Pop ice cream maker)
- To unmold, we simply put the molds under warm tap water for a few seconds and manipulate gently until they come out of the molds.
- Once unmolded, we can cover again with transparent film and put back in the freezer in a zip bag. So we will have our molds available again to create new popsicles and flavors!
Happy summer everyone!