Lime Avocado Popsicles

Lime Avocado Popsicles

When it comes to summer, I like mine stinkin’ hot. So this season has been a bit of a, ahem, disappointment. I feel bad whining about the weather but the truth is, in Ontario, July and these first few weeks of August have felt more like fall. I just haven’t had enough of those days when as soon as you get out of the water, you’re ready to go back in. Or nights when it’s so warm you’re forced to leave every window in the house wide open, thus allowing you to listen to the cricket symphony playing outside. I know. You think I’m crazy wishing for sleepless nights sprawled across sweat-dampened sheets waiting for a limp breeze, but, for me, summer just isn’t summer unless I have those extremes. So this solstice, with it’s mild days and cool nights, really just bums me out.

Avocado Pops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Photo by Maya Visnyei

Another reason this summer is such a bust for me is the ice cream. I mean, who can truly enjoy the cool relief of stacked scoops of ice cream on a cone or the drippy mess of popsicles unless it’s hotter than an oven outside. Listen, the other day, I ate a popsicle and the thing didn’t yield a single melt-y drip before I got it down. What is that about?!

So, if you’re wondering why we’re having freeze week, it’s for those who are somewhere, out there, having a normal summer and can’t get enough of lovely, chilled eats on sticks that leave their fingers deliciously sticky. If that’s you, then you’re going to want to get a batch of these smooth, sweet and, yes, healthy pops into your freezer. The avocado makes these heat-busters impossibly creamy while the tang of the lime is the perfect balance to the natural sweetness of the honey. They’re also so easy to put together–Everything in a blender and done. I hope you give them a try. I also hope you eat them on a steamy day that makes them melt all over your hands.

Lime Avocado Popsicles

Ingredients

  • Makes 6 popsicles
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • zest of one lime
  • juice of half a lime

Method

Place avocado, coconut milk, water, honey, zest and lime juice in a blender and whiz until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds.

Freeze for at least 4 hours. Enjoy.

 

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