When it’s really hot, I seem to dissolve into my younger self. Not just in the activities I pursue like playing splashy dinosaur wars in huge puddles with my one year old, but even in the way I dress. My husband told me, “You look like you’re going to Disney World with your parents in 1986.” Perhaps my jean shorts cutoffs, pink scoop neck tee, high ballerina bun, no makeup and sneaks don’t exactly scream adult. Especially when I’m drenched with water and holding a rubber Tyrannosaurus.
Well, nothing made me happier during the summers of my youth than a quality homemade popsicle. And I’d say that’s still true now. Below is today’s recipe. Tomorrow there’ll be another.
1/2 cup fresh washed and hulled strawberries
1/2 a banana (for sweetness more than actual banana flavor)
the flesh of one peeled nectarine
1/4 cup honey
2/3 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
a carton of fresh raspberries
In a blender combine all of the ingredients except for the raspberries. Those you will divide amongst your popsicle molds. Pour the mixture into the molds over the raspberries and freeze until solid, approximately 4 hours. To remove pops from the mold, run them under warm water. Now enjoy! And don’t forget your sidewalk chalk and jacks when you meet up for hopscotch with the kids outside.