Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Apple-Carrot Popsicles!

My mom gave me these super cool star shaped popsicle molds for mother's day and I couldn't wait to try them out! Graham has been working on getting some molars, which makes us all pretty miserable. Frozen bananas seem to help a little, so I thought the posicles would, as well. I had a little trip down memory lane back to baby food days to make these Apple-Carrot-Ginger Pops. I could barely get it in the molds with Graham clamoring for bites of the puree!

3 lbs bag of apples, peeled, cored and quarted
3 large carrots, peeled and cut in half
about 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
few dashes of cinnamon
honey, to taste (back in the day, I wouldn't have added honey to the fruit, but since it's for posicles and all...)

Throw the apples and carrots in a large pot with some water, not enough to cover, but enough to keep the fruit from sticking and to produce some steam. Cover and cook until it's soft (about 30 minutes). Add the rest of the seasonings. I put it all in the food processor, but the blender would have been a much better medium for this to make it easier to pour into the molds. Freeze and yum!

He figured out how it worked a little better the second time around, and I figured out shirtless was easier than cleaning bibs and clothes. There are a million variations of popsicle flavors I can think of, and I'm sure we'll try at least a few as the summer moves on.

3 comments:

  1. boy after my own heart!

    amy

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  2. Stumbled upon this tonight while googling. We make carrot pops, broccoli pops, squash pops and spinach pops for my son, who has a number of issues with foods. It is perhaps the easiest way to get more vegetables into his limited diet. Wonderful blog, I am bookmarking so I can come back tomorrow and check the rest of your posts out!

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  3. I will definitely have to try out some squash pops! I bet with a little ginger and maybe honey that's actually pretty good...

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