One Bite at a Time: Healthy Summer Popsicles
Mocha Ice Pops
From EatingWell: July/August 2009
Get an afternoon pick-me-up with these mocha-flavored frozen treats. A little of the cocoa settles at the bottom as they freeze, making a special chocolaty surprise on the top once the pop is unmolded.
About 10 (3-ounce) freezer pops | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
- 2 1/2 cups hot brewed coffee
- 4-5 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Whisk coffee, sugar to taste and cocoa in a medium bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk in half-and-half, vanilla and salt until combined.
- Divide the mixture among freezer-pop molds. Insert the sticks and freeze until completely firm, about 6 hours. Dip the molds briefly in hot water before unmolding.
Per serving : 54 Calories; 3 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 9 mg Cholesterol; 7 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 26 mg Sodium; 77 mg Potassium
- Make Ahead Tip: Freeze for up to 3 weeks. | Equipment: Ten 3-ounce (or similar-size) freezer-pop molds
Orange Creamsicle (from Today’s Parent)
These dreamsicles are creamy without all the added fat.
Non-fat Greek yogurt gives you 2 grams of protein per pop.
Blend together 1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate + 2 cups water + 1 cup 0% Greek yogurt + 3 tablespoons honey + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, insert stick and freeze until solid.
Raspberry Lemonade Popsicles (from Today’s Parent)
Tart n’ tangy, these flavor bombs are a party in your mouth!
Raspberries are chock full of fiber to keep you from overeating later.
Blend together 1 pints raspberries (about 3 cups) + ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice + ½ cup sugar dissolved in 1 cup water. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, insert stick and freeze until solid.