Friday, June 17, 2011

Cold Comfort

I am home today with my poor sick Noodlebug. He has some sort of stomach bug.  I'm doing my best to make him feel better and we are doing lots of snuggling.

I recently bought a set of Tovolo Ice Cream Pop molds.

I loved making my own baby food so I thought I would try my hand at making my own popsicles. That way, I know EXACTLY what is going into them.  These molds are about $10 and I like the fact that you don't have to buy popsicle sticks to go with it.  You just reuse the bases that look like ice cream cones!

I just whipped up a batch of blueberry popsicles. Here is what I did:

One container of organic blueberries (about 2.5 cups)
1/3 cup of sugar
about 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
3 TB water

I threw everything in a bowl and used my immersion blender to puree.  I then put a fine mesh strainer on top of small pitcher and pressed the mixture through the strainer to extract the puree and keep out the chunkier pieces.  Then, I just poured the mixture evenly into the four molds.

I just popped them in the freezer and I'll check back in four hours to see how we did. Hopefully, Noodle will feel good enough to try one.  I thought that sucking on a homemade blueberry pop on a hot sick day at home might be comforting. I'll let you know how it turns out!!!


bettyB. said...

Oh, really neat! Before reading the post it took me a minute to figure out what it was. I'm definitely going to look on-line to see if I can find some.

Amy said...

I think I found mine on Amazon. Notice I didn't link to them anywhere! No sales pitch here. Just wanted to pass on a fun idea.