cosmo has become obsessed with our homemade popsicles this summer. we started with some fresh squeezed honey lemonade, then moved to orange juice, since it is so convenient, and doesn't have added sugar. then we saw this recipe from mark bittman, in the NYT:
BANANA PALETASi have never made such a creamy delectable frozen treat. you can eliminate, or cut down on the sugar, the bananas are plenty sweet. it's also nice to puree berries, strain out the seeds, and pour them into the molds.
2 medium bananas
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
puree all ingredient together in a blender until smooth. pour into 4-6 molds, and freeze until solid. unmold by first running a little cold water over the outside of molds, then gently pulling the sticks.
cosmo asks for a popsicle about 7 times a day. i actually don't think he would care if they were made of frozen water, he just really likes toting around, and slurping on, something frozen.
we learned a song in cosmo's music class called "summer-dog-days," and the last line goes:
pop (make popping sound by slapping hand against open mouth) sicle melt...so lick it!