Ice Pops

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Most every one I know has tried coconut water and with all the ballyhoo for one of America’s many health crazes… the verdict, was either a delight or repulsive to the taste buds.   I decided to get on the band wagon to see what the hype is about and to find how my taste buds would react to this naturally fat free, cholesterol free and fairly low in calorie drink.

Testing several brands became rather costly and in the end found none that I tasted worthy of the price paid and with that the search for an enjoyable cup of coconut water ended. Weeks turned to months turned to a year eventually coconut water became out of sight, out of mind. Instead, I redirected my focus to crafting, baking and aromatherapy during which, the hankering for homemade popsicles popped up on more then one occasion. Popsicle recipes keep turning up all over the place so of course I had to see for myself and put to the test what has become another craze.

 With numerous recipes to choose, I did not take the time to make any because I do not have popsicle molds.  It wasn’t until a recipe landed into my hands listing coconut water as one of the ingredients -  a brand I did not recognize nor tasted.  That was enough to gave coconut water another chance to prove itself and triggered, who needs popsicle molds.

 The recipe is as easy as 1,2,3, as simple as fresh fruit, coconut water and agave. Deb-Walling-Popsicle-Ingredients

For starters… I am highly impressed with the 100% raw and organic coconut water.  Harmless Harvest surely made a tasty and enjoyable drink alternative.  Compared to others tried I am now content with finding a product, where the taste is worth the price paid. When in the need or desire for coconut water Harmless Harvest will be my choice.

Back to not having popsicle molds…

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Rummaging through the kitchen cabinets I found a variety of shot glasses and plastic knives.  A rather odd combination and not the most aesthetically pleasing of ice pops to be had yet such served quite well for testing purposes. A rating of 5 out of 5 coconuts for a delightfully refreshing treat this Ice Pop Recipe is definitely a ‘keep’ recipe; though it would be nice to use the appropriate ware for my next batch.

Any popsicle mold recommendations?

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Good Things : July/August : Martha Stewart  magazine