Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cool Sweet Summer Pops

Len bought these popsicle makers at Whole Foods a few months ago.  The colorful box has lured me into using them today.  The sun is shining.  The yard is green.  The garden is growing. It is ice cream weather and I want ice cream dammit!

I made green tea vanilla cinnamon and cocoa mint pops.

Set up your popsicle molds or Dixie cups or whatever you come up with to make Popsicles.  My mold holds 1/2 cup each of ingredients.

Green Tea Vanilla Cinnamon

1 cup Silk Very Vanilla Soymilk
1 green tea bag (or loose tea infuser)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
(I think adding other Chai spices would be great here.  I just can't have them.)

Heat Soymilk to hot.  Steep the tea in hot Soymilk for about a minute.  Remove tea bag.  With a small wire whisk, add the sugar and the cinnamon, and other spices if you want them, to the Soymilk.  Pour 1/2 cup into each two of the pop molds.

Cocoa Mint

1 cup Silk Very Vanilla Soymilk
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
4 drops oil of peppermint

Heat the Soymilk in small saucepan on top of stove.  Remove from heat.  Whisk in the sugar and cocoa powder.  Add the chocolate chips.  Don't  be set on completely melting them.  I think a little smooth chocolate bit will be nice throughout the pop.  Add the oil of peppermint.  Pour 1/2 cup in each of the remaining two pop molds.

Insert the sticks and freeze.  If you are using Dixie cups, you can par freeze them then insert sticks when firm enough to support them.

Fun in the sun!  Well, anyone who knows me knows it will be fun from a window of sun.  Indoor person...

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