I don’t really know anything better than a hot summer day by the pool slurping on fast-melting popsicles. I love how sometimes when it’s so hot (especially being a Florida girl) all I can really have to quench my thirst is a super cold and delicious concoction of frozen fruit juice.
Popsicles have really “taken off” as the “cool summer snack” in the last few years, so I’ve loved being able to play around with different types of flavors and make popsicles that are such big hits with my favorite little people (and big people too!).
Recently, my cousins were visiting (how cute are they?) and were looking for a snack after swimming in the pool all morning. I brought out these mango and lime juice popsicles and Gabriela basically devoured one in about five minutes flat. I filled some of the popsicle molds only half way, and that was the perfect size for Gabs to eat it all before it melted.
This morning I’m looking out over the fabulous Lake Como (blog post to come, don’t worry!) with my family and Vivian and her family. We are on our summer vacation and this is our next stop.
We really love it here and are definitely seeing it as a possible new place to travel to more often. It’s basically a giant lake surrounded by huge mountains with houses nestled near the water. In the winter it snows, and in the summer it’s warm. Picturesque if you ask me!
Some fun facts for ya… The house we are renting is across from George Clooney’s house, and today we just found out that our house is actually on the property that Maria Montessori grew up on, whaaat?
We’re sitting on a small spot of culture and celebrity, which makes this vacation even better!
So as I think you can tell by now, the only thing that would make this trip complete would be an ice cold mango & lime juice popsicle obviously. By the lake. While watching Vivian jump off a ten foot tall diving board and then feed the momma duck with her two baby duckies and reading a book under a giant tree while hearing the sweet laughs of my family.
Summer vacay = total bliss.
I’m headed out to the “big city” of Como for the day. So, fingers crossed, I might just find some fresh mango. Positive thinking, people, positive thinking.
- ¾ cup fresh mango, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 5 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 10 3-ounce popsicle molds
- 10 popsicle sticks
- In a blender or food processor, place all the ingredients and blend until smooth. It takes a few minutes for the mango to completely puree.
- When the mixture is smooth, pour it into the popsicle mold and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Remove the popsicles from the freezer and place the popsicle sticks in each mold, so that they are sticking about halfway out. Return the popsicles to the freezer and freeze for at least four hours, or overnight.
- Serve to your favorite people on a hot summer day!