Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lady Bug Pops

Yummy note: I wish I could take credit for these cute little lady bug frozen pop treats, but our Food Network foodie goddess Giada De Laurentiis beat us to the punch! Alicia has been wanting to make popsicles and when we saw this come on the tv the other day, she was thrilled and wanted to make them! They are pretty simple to make and are easy to put together even with lots of little hands around the house...

Lady Bug Pops
Original recipe here:

4 cups of frozen strawberries, chopped (Yummy note: You could use fresh strawberries, but we used the frozen ones for ease and quicker preparation)
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup of blueberries

Puree all of the ingredients, except for the blueberries together until smooth. We used our baby bullet system for it, but a blender would work just fine. Next, pour the smoothie mixture into ice cube trays. Place the "lady bug spots" (blueberries) in each individual ice cube. We managed to stuff about 2-3 blueberries in each one. Freeze for 1 hour or until fruit mixture begins to thicken a bit. Then insert a stick into each cube and freeze another 3 to 5 hours until firm. Empty ice cube trays and enjoy your frozen lady bug pops!

"Mommy, these are cool..." 

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