Saturday, August 04, 2007

Fabulous Fruit Ices

Oh, my, are these ever delicious! I printed out this recipe from Alicia’s blog awhile ago, after Rachel raved about it. But I hadn’t had a chance to try it out until today. I don’t own a food processor, but figured a blender would work -- but mine had died and I hadn’t replaced it. I just didn’t care for the large look of today’s blenders -- too big of a “footprint” for my limited counter space. But Carrie noticed a cool retro-looking Osterizer on clearance in Walmart, and my hubby decided it was just the blender for us. And it’s red!

I did find, using a blender (and this is not a fancy one with lots of speeds) that the fruit needed to be cut in 1-inch chunks rather than slices, and that I could process about 1/4 of it at a time (with about 1/4 of the sugar syrup) for the best results. So if you use a blender rather than a food processor, keep that in mind.

You can find the recipe for fruit ices here -- , Fruit Ices-- and as you’ll see there are lots of options for the fruit you can use. I chose to use peaches, as I had some that were going bad and I also used a couple of nectarines which looked great on the outside but had gone all mushy on the inside. I know that Carrie tried the strawberry variation and thought it was wonderful, but I think the peach is just about unbeatable!


  1. I'm going to check out that link because the picture you've posted of that fruit ice looks fantastic!

  2. Gulp... well, this is just a photo I had in my graphics file... but I did choose it because the fruit ice looks a lot like this in texture and consistency. Only of course mine is peach-colored. And it is really delicious -- I've heard great comments about the strawberry flavor. I'm planning to try the watermelon variation next. I think raspberry or blueberry would also be fantastic.

    Hope you do try this and that your family enjoys it!

    God bless,

  3. Hi Mrs. T,
    I have made the strawberry, strawberry-watermelon and mango-peach. I cut down the sugar syrup and added some fruit juice but they are still a hit. Also, with the mango-peach, I left the skins on the peaches for some added nutrition. It gave it some pretty flecks of color throughout and tasted quite good. My 23 month old son will not eat peach or nectarine skins so I decided to sneak it into him this way. I have to add that I did not feel like peeling the peaches. I comforted myself with the fact that I was adding more nutrition to the treat by leaving on the skins:).
    I have some funny pictures of him finishing one of his fruit ice pops that I will post soon. He eats one like a typical toddler would - with gusto and a lot of mess. This is one way that I can get my guys to eat their fruit and have them think that it's a treat. It's a win-win situation. I would have to agree that blueberry or raspberry sounds delicious:) Have a great week!


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