Where are the Boys, I have a Milkshake...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Yesterday I declared it the summer of milkshakes popsicles

I wanted last summer to be the summer of popsicles, but somehow it never panned out. We've had a bit of a heatwave this week and I've felt inspired to keep cool in as many ways as possible. especially since we don't have AC at home. I decided that awesome homemade popsicles would be the only way to go. 

I procured some popsicle molds at iQLiving (love that store), started up a pinterest board and the Summer of Popsicles was in motion. First up? Roasted strawberry and coconut 

So maybe roasting strawberries in 34 degree heat wasn't the best idea I've ever had, but to be honest, our house was so hot that I don't think it mattered, and it was only about 30 minutes of oven time. Roasting the strawberries with a bit of sugar made them so sweet and juicy and I used my immersion blender to create a delicious puree. Mixed with coconut milk and a bit of agave, 8 hours later (at midnight) one of my roommates and I were enjoying delicious popsicles

Oh. My. Gosh. They're so f-ing delicious. Creamy and strawberry-y and not too sweet. So easy to create, making them the perfect treat for summer. The worst part is waiting for them to freeze... I think these guys are up next. 

Yes, this WILL be the summer of the popsicle. And maybe they'll even bring the boys to the yard. That's if I want to share...

What's your favourite popsicle flavour? Post links to your favourite recipes / pins in the comments!


seanfoster said...

You win at summer.

Miranda Gibson said...

If you keep this up it will bring me to your yard :D

Unknown said...

Thought I'd share this article I read the other day. It may help you make even MORE flavourful popsicles:

... and thanks to that post, I now want both a milkshake and a popsicle.

Ashley Gibson said...

Sean - this is excited. I am happy to be the Popsicle Girl

Miranda - you're always welcome in my yard. Always.

Kevin - love that!! And you're not the first person to have told me that today...

miriam said...

yum love it! xx

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