Friday, July 13, 2012

Green Tickles: Kiwi Pineapple Popsicles


Gazing out the window on a hot summer day, I find myself longing for a tropical island paradise surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters.  Palm trees, tropical fruit, paradise....

Just then I look out my window and watch the shadows of yet another heatwave pass by, in this hellacious desert.  I developed this tropical inspired ice pop as my own mini get away.  On those long hot summer days, while my Munchkin is napping, I lay on my love seat and enjoy this unbelievable frozen treat.  Just the soothing sounds of a clicking ceiling fan as I savor every moment and allow myself to be swept away to my own little paradise.  If only for just a moment.

Kiwi and pineapple combine in a sweet and tart ice pop.   My mom is a huge fan!  She really loves these popsicles.  Munchkin is really enamored with them, she calls them her "Green Tickles".  Which completely tickles me.

Enjoy them, I know you will!

Kiwi Pineapple Popsicles
makes approximately 10 - 4 ounce popsicles

1 whole pineapple, (peeled, cored and chopped)
2 tablespoons clover honey
6 ripe kiwi, (peeled and sliced) reserve 10 kiwi slices

Combine pineapple chunks, honey and kiwi (except 10 slices of reserved kiwi) in a blender and process until you have a smooth mixture.  If you prefer a chunky consistency, pulse until you reach the perfect consistency.

Add 1 kiwi slice to the bottom of each popsicle mold.  Tip mold to side (to allow kiwi to stay on side) then pour mixture in molds, cover with aluminum foil and add popsicle sticks.  Freeze according to manufacturers instructions.  I prefer to freeze 12-24 hours.

Run under warm water to loosen popsicle.  Serve and enjoy.

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27 comments:

  1. You are the most creative person! I think this is just brilliant! Can't wait for your drinks and Popsicle cookbook comes out! Beautiful. I'm with you on the island - watching the palm trees flutter in the breeze, smelling the salty air, listening to the crashing on the waves. Let's go!

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    1. Tricia, you are so much fun. I really enjoy your comments. Burgers, cocktails and popsicles... Hmmmm, sounds like it could work. : )

      Sun soaked exotic sandy beaches...oh, how lovely!

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    1. Thank you Nizz, its wonderful for you to come by. Take a look around, then pull up a chair and make yourself at home!

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  3. "Green Tickles" is the perfect name for these get away in your mind paradise treats.

    Happy summer. May cool breezes blow your way.

    Velva

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    1. Thank you Velva! Thanks for dropping in. Make yourself comfortable. I am going to pop over to your page.

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  4. These are so fun! Jason is going to be so thrilled when I make this for him!

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    1. Can't wait to hear how much you both love them. <3 Donna

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  5. Looks delicious! I love how beautiful the kiwi slices are on top and this combines my boyfriend and my favorite fruits! I am definitely going to make these this summer!!

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    1. Thank you DaniD! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  6. Wow, these are so pretty! These look like the perfect refreshing summer treat.

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    1. They are incredible Sara! Thank you for coming by!

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  7. You know, Tricia has a great idea. Why don't you compile your cocktail/popsicle recipes?

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  8. I could use one right about now! Looks so delicious and refreshing.

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    1. I am sure you could do something amazing with those flavors Elizabeth!

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  9. These are so cute! This seems like the perfect recipe to make with kids, though I could have plenty fun making this on my own!

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    1. Kids and adults alike seem to light up at the sight of a homemade popsicle. Thank you for coming to visit!

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  10. I love kiwi in popsicles! They are instantly pretty. Yum!

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    1. Kiwi is just striking, isn't it? Pretty, simple and delicious. My kind of treat! Thanks for coming by!

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  11. Great! It's seem easy and delicious...

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    1. So easy and they really make an impression. Triple bonus!

      Thanks for coming by sherley!

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  12. Wow those are beautiful pops! Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

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  13. Donna - I love these ! Kiwi + pineapple together is a favorite of mine, esp in the summer. What a great way to cool down!

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  14. Where do you find your popsicle molds?

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  15. This is a wonderful recipe! Loved it :) You are A-M-A-zing! :)

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  16. These look beautiful! Any tips on how to make these more "grown-up" with alcohol?

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