Bugs, Ice Pops & Videotapes!

Bug PopsIn true Pointer Sister stylie “I’m so excited” to share this post with you because it features my first video recipe (yay!) – so please read the whole post and if you have any feedback on the video, I’d love to hear it!

One thing I am not so excited about, however, is the imminent arrival of Autumn. So in a rather vain and desperate attempt to hold on to the last day(s) of summer, I am sharing my heavenly Mango, Lime & Coconut Ice Pop recipe, alongside the equally summery Watermelon and Blueberry Ice Pops, all made in cute bug shaped pop moulds.

Summer is my fave season of the year and for a girl who dreamed of moving abroad to sunnier climes, it’s ironic that I would end up in Seattle, a city that is infamous for it’s rain!

So in true Brit (and Seattle-ite) style, I’m resisting Autumn, umbrellas and raincoats – yes I am that idiot out in the rain wearing short sleeves and open toe sandals – and am indulging in these tropically fruity ice pops!

I’ve never really understood why people buy ice pops. They usually consist of nothing but water, sugar and chemicals – yuk! I love to experiment and create healthier alternatives, and for those of you who may be partial to a cocktail (or two!), try adding  white rum to the mango, lime and coconut pops for an adult pop-tail.

Mango Pop

It’s so easy to tailor these pops to your own taste, simply blend your favourite fruit (adding water, milk, or yoghurt, where necessary) and freeze. I made the red ice pops featured in this post by chopping and blending watermelon.

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The purple pops are made with blended frozen blueberries – yes really! How ridiculously easy is that?!

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Each recipe below fills two Bug Pop Moulds as I like to make a combination of flavours and colours rather than a whole tray of the same ice pop – boring!
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To make this recipe I used the following equipment:

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Bug Ice Pops

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

For the Mango, Lime & Coconut Ice Pops:
½ Tin Diced Mango (and juice)
½ Lime, Juice Only
2 Tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

For the Watermelon Ice Pops:
½ Watermelon

For the Blueberry Ice Pops:
2 Cups Frozen Blueberries

Instructions:

Place the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. 

Pour mixture into ice pop moulds and freeze.

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