I was cleaning out the fridge and found that I had a good few really ripe avocados that were in need of eating ASAP. (I bought like 8 at once... super sale!) My first thought was I wish I could freeze these and save them for later. Then I thought well why the heck don't I freeze them. So that's what I did. I pureed them up, added a little lemon juice and stuck a jar of tangy green creamy goodness into the freezer and all throughout the week found myself standing in front of the fridge with a spoon scraping at the jar of avocado. It was so good. I even added a little fruit to it toward the end. Avocado and fruit = oh hell yes.
And now that is is officially spring we should be eating popsicles (right?!). I figured you guys are cool enough that I would share my new found love of frozen avocados and you would be down with it.
I know, some might think that plain old frozen avocado doesn't sound amazing, but when you add a little sweetness and swirl it around with super sweet and creamy mango. Trust me, it's freaking amazing. The flavors go perfectly together, and the texture, it's almost like ice cream... SO GOOD! Anyway, I know that it might not be the perfect spring weather as of today, but the beauty of these is that you make them, freeze them and leave them until the perfect moment. Say a good long day of raking up all the cat poop that the neighbors cat has left in all your spring flower beds, or picking up all the recycling that has blow into the bushes all winter long. Maybe a day of cleaning out the closet or dusting the ceilings. Make these popsicles now and treat yourself to one after doing some kind of crappy spring chores, its what you need to do.. Or better yet, bribe a little with a popsicle to do your spring cleaning..... Yeah, I might just do that.
Or just make them and eat them... no spring chores required.
The stuff. A nice ripe mango and a nice ripe avocado. A bit of lemon juice (from half a lemon), a little maple syrup, and a some water.
Scoop the avocado into a jar and cut up the mango ans stick into a jar.....
Splash a little water into each jar and blend them up. (I used my hand blender. but use the blending device of your choice) Add the maple syrup to the avocado.. as much as you need, and if your mango is not super sweet, you can add a little to that too.
Scoop the avocado puree into the mango and gently swirl it around
Now pour/scoop the mixture into your popsicle molds. And because mine was thick enough, I was able to stick the wood sticks without them sinking.
Noe get them quick into the freezer
A good few hours (I didn't even check until the next day but I bet 4-5 hours in a good freezer will do) the popsicles are nowposicles!!!!!
Pop them out of the mold (a few minutes on the counter and or a quick rinse under warm water) and do what needs to be done.
So creamy sweet and refreshing... This is a happy spring popsicle for sure.
Have a great day!
Avocado Mango Popsicles
Makes four 4oz popsicles
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ripe mango
- 1/2 a lemon or lime
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (or any sweetener of you liking)
- about 1/2 cup of water
Note.sIF your mango is not super sweet you might want to add a little maple syrup to thatto that as well. And depending on the actual size of your mango and avocado, you might find yourself with a little extra fruit puree.... so maybe an extra popsicle can be made or you can just eat it now.
Scoop avocado into a jar and cut and dice mango and place in a separate jar. Add maple to the avocado (and the mango if you want) and about 1/4 cup of water to each. With a hand blender, blend each until smooth ( or use a regular blender) Once both are blended, dump one into the other and gently swirl around. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, add the sticks and stick into the freeze. Keep freezing until frozen which should take at least 4-5 hours.
And once frozen, pop out of molds (run mold under warm water or just leave on counter for a few minutes) and eat them like it hot!