Finish the sentence: When life gives you lemons…
I think the legit phrase goes “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, but there are so many funny and very real variations of it. I googled it, and got a good laugh (let me know if there’s one you like the most) My personal favorite got to be: “when life gives you lemons make grape juice”. If you think about it, it’s a brilliant thought. The way I interpret it is that no matter what life brings, if is something you were not expecting, are not happy with, or is something really hard for you, then either make the best of it (maybe by making lemonade like the original phrase suggests), or transform it into something completely unexpected and different, make magic with it like grape juice out of lemons. And that’s exactly what I had to do when I realized I was ready to make the popsicles but my sister had my popsicle molds. So what to do then? Cry? – maybe a little), throw away my goals of making popsicles? – never!
So I found this super clever solution and went with it. I never would have thought I would be using my loaf pans to make popsicles but it is completely possible. Take a look at how I did it 🙂
BTW the reason I am sharing this recipe is as part of the Paleta Week series by my friend Dolores, from Lola’s Cocina. She started this tradition last year where she lists amazing popsicle recipes from many different blogs, the first week of the summer. I think is a great idea and this is surely your best popsicle guide ever.
For the 2017 Paleta Week I am sharing this coconut avocado popsicle which turned out exactly how I had in mind. It is creamy, rich, so smooth and tasty. You can get that tropical coconut flavor and feel the velvety texture of the avocado in each bite. I am in love with the result, plus is so easy to make. Blend all three ingredients and that’s it!
As I was telling you, at the moment when I made the popsicle mixture I realized I did not have my popsicle molds with me. So if you do not have a popsicle mold, do not worry you can still make them. Here is how:
- Take a narrow or small loaf pan
- Cover the pan with plastic wrap and have enough plastic wrap overflow on the edges of the pan as it will be pulled down once you pour the popsicle mixture
- Pour the popsicle mixture in the plastic wrap covered pan
- Place it in the freezer as is
- After about 30 minutes of being in the freezer, once the mixture has settled and harden just a bit, place the popsicle sticks evenly distribute and place it back in the freezer for about 3 hours or until the popsicle is solid
- Cut each popsicle carefully
- Note: this idea works best on creamy popsicle recipes like this one. For water based and more icy recipes this is still doable but the popsicles will be much more fragile and they might not cut as well.
It comes out of the mold really easy!
I also love how pretty is this light green color. Enjoy!
- 1 Hass avocado
- 1 can (13.5 ounces) full fat coconut milk
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a popsicle mold or any freezer friendly container of choice (like the loaf pan covered in plastic wrap idea shown above)
- Place in the freezer preferably overnight or until the popsicles are solid