These popsicles are simple and quite yummy. 1 can coconut milk, 1 can pineapple (+ juice), 2 bananas, 1/2 tsp vanilla. Blend it up, pour it in a mold, pop in a stick, freeze it, eat it.
After using my old yogurt containers, I realized that the shape was not conducive to eating very easily. Ha.
So I happened to be in the dollar tree yesterday and found one. I grabbed it and the cashier struck up a conversation about popsicles. The conversation went like this:
Cashier: “Oh, it’s popsicle time for sure!”
C: “So these are for the kiddos right?”
M: “Well, no. There for me.”
C: Dumbfounded look…”But they are so small.”
M: Confused by her confusion, “I’ll eat two.”
C: “Okay you must not have seen our other popsicles. Let me show you.”
At this point she walks away from the counter with all my stuff on it and a line of people waiting to check out.
C: “Come ‘ere!”
C: “Okay see these. This is what you want. You get 6 pops, same as your mold. But they are a little bigger, and you don’t have to make anything.”
She holds up a box of generic brand sour-gummy popsicles (neon green again…the color that should give you a hint that it’s probably not a good addition to your diet.)
M: (lying to be nice) “Oh yeah…those do look good. Wow…I wonder what’s in these?”
Flip box over.
M: Under my breath: “Oh wow…150 calories per pop, 34 grams of sugar” (that’s basically a can of coke per popsicle)
M: I read silently the ingredient list: Water, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, orange juice (from concentrate), contains 1 percent or less of each of the following: malic acid, citric acid, guar gum, natural flavor, locust bean gum, annatto (for color).
The cashier must have been reading it over my shoulder as well because suddenly she says:
C: “Locust bean gum?”
M: “You know, I think I’ll just stick with what I’ve got. I’ve already got the ingredients at home.”
C: “Yeah…what the hell is loctus bean gum?”
M: “I dunno…”
C: “I’m Lydia by the way…what do you put in your popsicles?”