The challenge: My husband, pseudonym Mr. Radar, had an early summer cold, rendering him grumpy and down-right incorrigible.
The Solution: Vitamin C disguised in ice pop form. Valencia oranges, mangoes, pineapple, coconut, ginger and a kiss of honey. A sure fire combination to cure the grumpies. —Hilarybee
16 small ice pops, 6-8 large ice pops depending on mold size
Valencia (or other juicing oranges) juiced
Coconut Milk (light or regular, whatever you prefer)
Extra ripe mangos, roughly chopped
Pineapple chunks (about 1/3 a fresh pineapple)
Unsweeted Coconut Flakes
fresh Ginger, grated
In This Recipe
Mix the honey and hot water, until the honey has dissolved. Combine the honey water, orange juice, coconut milk, mangoes, pineapple and ginger in a blender. Pulse 4 or 5 times, until the mixture is incorporated, but there are still chunks of fruit. Add the coconut flakes and pulse once more.
Pour into ice pop molds and place in the freezer. It takes about 6 hours to freeze completely in my freezer. Dip the mold in hot water to loosen the ice pops for easier removal.
Dedicated locavore. I spend my weekends on the back roads (often lost!) looking for the best ingredients Ohio has to offer. I am often accompanied by my husband, Mr. Radar and our dog, Buddy. Born in West Virginia, raised in Michigan, I moved to Ohio for college and have lived there on and off since. I love to meet farmers and local producers. Cooking is an extension of this love.
You can follow my move from government analyst to cottage industrialist and view the food I cook for my personal mad scientist on thistleconfections.com