It has been the hottest summer I have experienced in Luxembourg since I moved here! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. It is nice to see the sun on a daily basis and wear dresses every day. But I admit it, when the temperature rises above 30 degrees Celsius it can get a bit tricky to be outside for a few hours in a day, especially with a toddler.
Our menu these days revolves around lots of fresh fruit for breakfast, salads and light meals, including cold legumes and pasta, and lots of water. The temperature is also perfect for smoothies and nice creams. My daughter tried her first “real” ice cream from a cone when we were in Croatia a few weeks ago. She loves a lemon sorbet and I let her indulge in it a few times. But in general I like to prepare the cold treats myself, simply because I opt out of the sugar and focus instead on sweet and ripe fruits.
These popsicles are very easy to make, taste great and kids love them. You can also prepare them together with your child. She or he will love it and will be even more excited to eat them later. 🙂
Here is what you’ll need to make them at home:
Berry Fruit Popsicles
- 100g frozen blueberries
- Juice of ½ lime
- 2 ripe frozen bananas
- 150g frozen raspberries
- Optional: ½ scoop of plant-based vanilla protein powder
- Optional: 1 tsp. raw honey if you’d like it a bit sweeter
- Blend the frozen blueberries and lime juice until you get a thick cream.
- Scoop out the cream into the popsicle molds. Make sure you just add enough to cover the beginning of the mold, as we’ll fill the rest with the banana-raspberry nice cream ;). Place the popsicles in the freezer to set.
- In the meantime blend the frozen bananas and raspberries together until smooth and thick. Add vanilla protein or raw honey if you desire.
- Take the popsicles out of the freezer. The top layer of the ice cream should be hard enough so that the two mixtures don’t blend together.
- Fill the rest of the popsicle molds with the banana-raspberry mixture and insert the popsicle sticks.
- Freeze for at least 4-6 hours, best overnight.