Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Snacky Snack: Popsicles

My mom and oldest nephew were visiting a few weeks ago.  We decided to do Nashville specific things, which was fun because Ellie and I don't venture into the city that often.  First we visited The Parthenon.  

By the giant doors

                James showing how thick the doors are.          Rub the lion nose for luck!

 The Goddess Athena

I had been there before with Nick when I was (very) pregnant.  It's one of those touristy spots in Nashville that you really should take the time to visit.  It's an inexpensive self-guided walking tour, and it's set in the middle of beautiful Centennial Park.  You could visit the Parthenon and then have a picnic and feed the ducks!

After taking in the views of a gigantic golden Goddess Athena, we needed a snack.  I knew the perfect spot: Las Paletas!  Gourmet popsicles?  Absolutely!  

Ellie had peach, James had strawberry kiwi and mom had butter pecan.  
I think it might have even been Ellie's first popsicle.  

Well, she was hooked, and nearly finished the whole thing!

I realized, I could totally make these at home!  Well, maybe not quite Las Paletas quality, but still yummy popsicles that are healthier than store bought.  My mom always made popsicles when we were growing up.  She would fill little dixie cups and put popsicle sticks in them.  When you were ready to eat one, you just peeled the paper off!  I didn't have any dixie cups, but I had several ice cube trays.  I thought that might be the perfect size for a little popsicle snack.  I also didn't have popsicle sticks, but I had straws!  I just cut my straws in half and they were perfect!  

To Make the Popsicles

You'll need:

One can peaches*
6 oz container of greek yogurt

  1. Drain and rinse the peaches.
  2. Place peaches and yogurt in a blender or food processor.
  3. Blend until completely pureed.
  4. Pour into ice cube trays or popsicle molds, if you have them.
  5. Place popsicle sticks in the middle (or cut straws in half to use as sticks!).

*You don't have to use canned peaches, or even peaches.  You can use frozen, fresh and any mix you want!  This was so simple and I love how versatile it is.  I also have canned mandarin oranges.  I think I might try those with some yogurt next, kind of like a dreamsicle!  And I was thinking, since it's sometimes difficult to get Ellie to eat veggies, I could mix up a green smoothie and turn it into popsicles too!  Of course there is always the true dessert version: frozen chocolate pudding.

1 comment:

Luke said...

Eli LOVES popsicles. I also bought a popsicle mold recently and made some with strawberries, nectarines, lemon juice and sugar. Peaches & yogurt sound yummy too! (This is Emily by the way, not Luke - but I hijacked his Google account)