It’s summer and in Southern California that means lots of long hot days for my 5 year old triplets. Just like all kids they love a cool treat in the middle of the day. While I do buy store bought pops, I find myself getting frustrated with all the unnecessary added sugars, colors and other ingredients. Frozen juice works just fine and it’s easy to throw into a mold over night and have your own tasty treats. Seriously food companies, strawberry popsicles don’t need red food coloring. They’re already red. Just in case you didn’t realize.
I don’t bother juicing my fruit, the pulp disappears in a popsicle or slushie once it’s frozen so we don’t worry too much about it here. Blend, pour and freeze. Simple. We all love this particular tropical combination of bananas and pineapples. You can replace the apple juice with vanilla coconut milk for a denser creamsicle and more of a pina colada flavor.
- 3 to 4 fresh pineapple spears
- 1 banana
- ¼ cup apple juice or sweetened coconut milk
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until there are no chunks
- Pour in popsicle molds or into a shallow container if your making slushies
- Freeze overnight
- If making slushies, take out of freezer for 5 minutes and grate with a fork. Serve in a bowl.