The dog days of August are in full swing and it is hot! These tiny popsicles made with just three ingredients are a refreshing pick-me-up in the middle of a summer afternoon.
Popsicles have become trendy (again). Only this time it’s “gourmet” popsicles that are transforming a day-glo kiddie treat into something with more sophisticated flavors, such as rosemary infused beet juice, pepper watermelon, or rhubarb rose riesling, to name a few.
But all you really need is a bit of puréed fruit with a touch of extra sweetner.
So I’m going to keep things simple here and encourage you to make pineapple coconut water popsicles. I added some honey, too, but you may not even need it. A friend had given me some tiny kiddie popsicle molds (the handles have bears on them) but I find them to be the right size for an afternoon refreshment.
Pineapple coconut water popsicles
Makes 4 popsicles
1 cup pineapple, cut into chunks
3/4 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon honey
1. Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into popsicles molds (leave about 1/4 of an inch from the top). Drop in popsicle sticks. If you have any juice leftover, drink up!
3. Freeze at least 4 hours. To loosen from the molds, run briefly under warm water and gently wiggle the stick until the popsicle works free.