We're two sisters who are craft book publishers and found ourselves in the midst of an avocado grove. We bought this house where we planned to conduct our publishing business and in the deal got 4 acres of avocado trees thrown in. Now we're not only publishers but ranchers as well! This blog is all about avocados and anything else that strikes my fancy.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chill Out

During these hot, hot days you really need recipes to cool you down. So I've collected a few avocado popsicle recipes - that's right I said "avocado popsicles".  Don't they sound fun?

I saw a food network show with Bobby Flay going to a popsicle store in Nashville called Las Pelatas Gourmet Popsicles. They mentioned that they had an avocado flavored popsicle on their menu along with many others, all sounding delicious. Wish I was in Nashville right now so I could try every flavor. So after seeing this show I checked google to see if I could find some recipes for avocado popsicles. Here's what I found:

Avocado Coconut Popsicle

1 large ripe avocado
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt

Blend all the above ingredients using a hand mixer or blender. Fill molds with the mixture, add popsicle sticks and freeze for about 5 hours.

 Refreshing Avocado Popsicle

1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
2 ripe avocados
zest and juice of 2 limes
2 tablespoons tequila
2 egg whites
pinch of salt

Puree the avocado, lime zest and juice until smooth. Add a pinch of salt, tequila and egg whites and pulse to combine. Add Creme Fraiche and pulse until smooth. Pour into molds. Smooth the tops and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze.

Avocado/Mango Popsicles

3 cups cubed mango
3/4 ripe avocado
5 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon grated orange zest

Blend all ingredients. Pour into molds. Add popsicle sticks and freeze.

I also saw this popsicle maker that might come in handy. They say that it freezes ice pops in as little as 7 - 15 minutes right on your kitchen counter without electricity!! It's from zoku.

There were several youtube videos about making popsicles but none were worthy of sharing. Some were too long, some completely out of focus, etc. But I like this one because it's short, the recipe sounds very interesting (no avocados, however) and it's semi-professional looking:

Hope you have time to try some of these popsicle recipes to keep you cool this summer.

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