This kind of does not even feel like a recipe but, it’s really good…trust me! It’s not often I crave something sweet (and this recipe isn’t unless you add lots of sugar) or something cold when it’s still cold here. But, once in awhile I will want something a little off the chart, so to speak. Like popsicles. I wanted popsicles and I don’t even know why, so I came up with this lil jigamapop.
First a story of my affirmation against sweetness. I like very few sweet things, and if you know me you know this lil fact. I like fruit but, sometimes that is even too sweet. The only candy I eat is sour patch kids and that’s because it’s sour before sweet. One day at work, I ate about a bag and a half..out of boredom. I wasn’t even hungry. I left work about an hour later and did not make it two miles down the road when I had to pull over and well…barf!!
I thought it would be hilarious if a police officer came upon the scene.
Officer: “Ma’am have you been drinking?”
Me: “No sir, I’ve had one too many sour patch kids”.
Officer: “Yeah right, come with me Miss you’ll need a breathalyzer”. As he rolls his eyes and thinks, “At least she came up with a new one, sour patch kids…mmm huh”.
Oh, the things that go through your head when you’re hanging out of your car wretching…okay, onto the recipe!
Sorry for the visual sidetrack ;P
Strawberry and Red Grapefruit Juice Popsicles
2 1/2 c. strawberries, stems removed and quartered
2 c. red grapefruit juice
1/4 – 1/2 c. sugar (to your liking, I added a tablespoon)
Popsicle holders…love these! I come up with all kinds of frozen goodies.
Cut up your strawberries and add to the blender
Add your red grapefruit juice and put into a blender.
Give it a good puree.
And you should be close to 4 cups of liquid, the popsicles holders hold about a half cup each.
Let settle for about 5 minutes and then fill your popsicle holders.
You may have a little bit leftover (due to foam), feel free to drink it, it’s just like a smoothie…mmm! Put the popsicles in the freezer.
Voila! the next day you have homemade popsicles.
To remove popsicle from container use a little lukewarm water and they will ‘pop’ right out. Enjoy and have a great weekend y’all!
P.S. I even gave one to the dogs to split and they gobbled it up 🙂