I don’t know about you but a REAL food lifestyle doesn’t always stop me lamenting a couple of indulgences that I used to eat. One of those indulgences was having a Frosty Fruits ice-block whenever I visited the beach. That hasn’t been so much of a problem in the last 2 1/2 years as we having been living a long way from the beach. But this Summer, I spent lots of time at the beach and being a hot summer, the Frosty Fruit has been at the front of my mind. Thankfully I haven’t been able to find one! Although I would love to have a look at the ingredients list and remind myself of why I choose not to eat them anymore.
So with my tastebuds constantly chanting Frosty Fruits, Frosty Fruits, Frosty Fruits, I began to think that surely it can’t be too hard to recreate one at home. I think I came pretty close. Either way they are delicious, they are hitting my Frosty Fruits Funny Bone and my daughter, Ayla, loves them! So here is the recipe ….so that you can become obsessed too.
FROSTY FRUITS ICE POPS
1 ripe Pineapple, peeled but leave in the core (that’s where all the enzymes are)
3 peaches, stone removed
3 apricots, stone removed
1/4 cup honey (optional)
pinch of salt
Run your pineapple through the juicer and then place the juice into a blender jug.
Add the peaches, apricots, honey and salt and blend them on high for a couple of minutes. You want to make sure that the skins of the stone fruit are well and truly blended up.
Pour into your ice pop moulds and pop them in the fridge for around 4 – 6 hours. I tend to wait at least 6 hours because it’s really annoying when they are not quite ready and you accidentally pull the stick out of the ice pop …grrrr.
Variation: Blend through a frozen banana for a creamy texture.
You’re probably wondering why I bother to add honey and salt. I know the fruit is sweet enough already. Have you ever noticed that when you put water or juice in the freezer, it can freeze so solid that you can’t even dig a spoon into it? Well the honey and the salt help to make the ice-pop more ‘flaky’ so that you can take a bite without breaking your teeth! I mostly leave it out.
The blended stonefruit in this recipe really gives the ice pop a lovely texture and I was thinking that blending through a frozen banana would also give an amazing creamy texture so I’m going to try that next time.
The worst part about these ice-pops is that they don’t last very long! They are so yummy and refreshing on a hot day that we have usually eaten them all within 24 – 48 hours of making them.
So why not throw some in the freezer for a healthy and satisfying after school treat for the kids ….or after work treat for yourself. But you better be quick because stone fruit season is almost over!