Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, may I present to you the Avocado Popsicle!
I know, I know, you're all wondering if the lack of sun has gone to my head and I'm putting just any old thing in a Popsicle mold to make it feel like summer. But I promise, it's shockingly tasty! The avocado gives it the consistency of a creamsicle while the sugar gives it just the right amount of sweetness. Go ahead try it! Do what I did and cut the recipe in half while reading every instruction with utter dismay that a tasty treat will be the end result. Then, when you're about ready to give up and have convinced The Husband to try it first in case it's completely awful be amazed at the deliciousness and immediately add more avocados to your grocery list.
|You'll start with sugar and water to make a simple syrup|
|You'll think that this isn't such a bad start, at least it makes sense as a dessert base|
|And then you go and cut the first avocado you have ever laid hands on and wish you'd watched The Husband much more closely as you can't remember what he does to get the seed (nut?) out|
|You add the avocado, simple syrup, and some lemon or lime juice into a blender with doubts in full swing|
|Blend until it's creamy enough to pour ever so easily into your favorite Popsicle molds|
|Wait a couple of days until you can brace yourself enough to give it a try upon which you discover your new favorite summer dessert and you can legitimately call it healthy!|
If you truly don't believe me, please, please, give it a try first and then let me know what you think!
I found the recipe here but will reprint it below with one alteration and a thought or two to help you out.
1 C water
1/2 C sugar
2 small ripe avocados
pinch of salt
2 T lime juice
- Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small pot over medium high heat until the sugar is dissolved
- Allow the simple syrup to cool
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the nut (seed?) and scrape the flesh into a blender
- Add the cooled syrup, salt, and lime juice (or lemon juice) into the blender
- Blend until smooth
- Pour into mold and allow to sit for at least 5 hours in the freezer before consuming.
- Makes enough for 5 Popsicle
Embrace the oddness and happy Popsicling!