Thursday, January 2, 2014

Super Simple Orange Honey Popsicles

Over the past few weeks, Max has put in the following food requests:

1) Magic School Bus Bread

2) Aurora Borealis Cookies

3) Popsicles

The first two requests elicited similar responses from me. 
 a) Panic.  Upon which I would say no, I can't do that.
 b) Guilt. Upon which I would say yes, yes I can do this. 
 I can make Magic School Bus Bread if I put my mind to it, only to have it vaguely, if you squint and actively use your imagination does it in any way resemble some sort of bus, and yes, I can make aurora borealis cookies if we paint them the colors of an aurora and they will most definitely end up looking like the auroras despite having zero artistic talent, and then in the end the cookies look nothing, and I mean nothing, like an aurora borealis.

So when the request for the popsicles came in, it was a breath of fresh air.  Of course, Max, of course we can make popsicles! This I can handle.  So the little guy and I headed to the kitchen, blended some mandarin oranges with Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract, froze it, and then had popsicles.  So easy, even I can handle it.

3 cups of segmented mandarin oranges (I needed about 6 medium sized ones)
3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Blend all ingredients together (I used my immersion blender).  Strain out the pulp. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.


  1. haha you're such a good mama! I love his creativity, bread school bus?! Sounds like an awesome idea to me. And these popsicles sound so refreshing!

  2. Oh, I think I want Aurora Borealis cookies now too! ;) These orange popsicles look refreshingly refreshing!! Love the touch of honey.

    Happy New Year, Jenn!!

  3. I'm totally with Max. Magic School Bus Bread sounds like the coolest thing ever. However, these popsicles sound like a good alternative.

  4. What delicious and tasty sounding popsicles!

  5. What a great idea for simple popsicles! Love that you use mandarin oranges!

  6. Max is a creative little guy! I bet he was thrilled when his popsicles came out of the freezer. They look great.

  7. Max is one lucky duck. These pops look amazing. I love the combo of orange and honey.

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