Category Archives: Frozen Treats

Mock Welch’s Strawberry #IcePop Recipe

IceWabanga Ice Pop Molds Review by My Crafty ZooBefore summer is officially over, I thought I’d share this amazing recipe with you!  When I was a kid my Mom would buy Welch’s all fruit popsicles as a special treat from time to time.  This recipe tastes JUST like them.  First bite took me back years!  A quick check in the mirror revealed it was only in my head though.

The Popsicle molds pictured are IceWabanga Fill and Freeze Ice Pop Molds.  There are many reasons I’m loving these!  We’ll start with the thing I look for first: they are dishwasher safe!  I have plenty of items that can’t go in the dishwasher so I like to have the option of popping them in if I’m busy or have a houseful.  I also love that you can take each Mold out of the holder one at a time, so you don’t have to run water over the all the popsicles to get one out, you can make just a couple of ice pops if you like and you can wash them as you use them as opposed to having the top part ready to wash and waiting for the bottom.  I’m always worries about losing them!

They also came with a bonus of 2 silicone ice pop molds.  I think these are going to be great for a push pop type popsicle!  If you are on the market or just hate your current ones, you should definitely check these out.  There aren’t a ton of products like these that I feel like I must have, but these are on that list!

Now, on to the recipe!

Mock Welchs Strawberry PopsIngredients:

4 cups chopped, hulled strawberries

3 Tbsp corn syrup

3 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp lemon juice

Directions:

  1.  Puree in blender or food processor all ingredients.
  2. Pour into molds, you don’t need to leave much space as this particular recipe does not expand when it freezes.
  3. Freeze until frozen (like you would have never thought that was next!  LOL)

Please Note: This will yield about 10 pops!

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Originally posted 2016-08-24 21:40:00.

Peach Mango Sorbet Recipe

Peach Sorbet Recipe

We spend a lot of time in a small coastal town called Beaufort, in eastern North Carolina, which is where the inspiration for IXEOS came from. In the summer, virtually everything we eat comes from the seafood market or farmers’ stands. One of our favorite things is fresh peach mango sorbet. Here’s the recipe:

PEACH MANGO SORBET

Approximately 5-6 fresh, ripe peaches, peeled and chopped

1 small ripe mango (regular or champagne), peeled and chopped

juice of 1 lime

½-1 cup simple syrup (recipe below)

3 tbsp vodka

ginger ale

Puree the peaches and mango with the lime juice and ½ cup of simple syrup.

Add the vodka (you won’t taste it, but it will keep ice crystals from forming in the sorbet). Taste and adjust sweetness with more simple syrup (will vary depending on sweetness of the peaches). Add ginger ale to make 5 cups.

Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Process in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer’s directions.

SIMPLE SYRUP

Mix even quantities of water and sugar in a small saucepan (ie. 1 cup of each).  Bring to a boil and stir until all the sugar crystals are gone. Let cool before using in sorbet.

Keep leftover syrup in the fridge for up to 2 week.

NOTE:

You can use this basic recipe to make all kinds of fruit sorbets. Most ice cream makers take about 5 cups. When I make grapefruit sorbet, I juice about 4 cups of fresh juice, and add 1 cup of syrup (again, depends on the flavor of the grapefruit).

Fresh strawberry or strawberry mango sorbet is also delicious! The mango in these recipes enhances the other fruit without being a noticeable ingredient – I don’t even like mango on its own, but in sorbet it is excellent!

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ixeos rebIxeos Rebellion

With rebel leader Darian free at last, the humans and outsiders on Ixeos must find a way to join forces and defeat the Firsts. The problem? All slaves are tracked with GPS, the Firsts are the only ones with power, and roving gangs hate the rebels just as much as they hate the aliens. As Darian and the outsiders from Earth travel the globe through the mysterious tunnels in Paris, they learn that the Firsts are preparing to launch another wave of biological warfare. With a transporter that will allow the aliens to target any city, anywhere on the planet, the rebels know they must stop them at all costs.

As things get more dangerous on Ixeos, the outsiders find that they’re pushed to their limit. Will they fight for freedom, no matter the price?

 

Ixeos

The McClellands are enjoying a lazy summer vacation at the beach when they are lured from our world into Ixeos, an alternate Earth. Finding themselves lost in a maze of tunnels under Paris and surrounded by strangers, they discover that they have been brought to Ixeos for one purpose: to take the planet back from humanoid aliens who have claimed it. With the aid of the tunnels and a mysterious man named Landon, the teens travel the world seeking the key that will allow them to free Darian, the long-imprisoned rebel leader. But the aliens aren’t the only problem on Ixeos — the McClellands have to deal with brutal gangs, desperate junkies, and a world without power, where all the technology is owned by the aliens, and where most of the population has been killed or enslaved. The worst part? There’s no way home.

 

 

Author Jennings Wright

Born and raised in Florida, Jennings spent her early years reading anything she could get her hands on, when she wasn’t spending time in and on the water. She won a prize in the 6th grade for her science fiction stories.

Jennings attended the University of Tampa, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, and almost enough credits for B.A.s in both English and History. She attended graduate school at the University of West Florida, studying Psychology. She spent time over the years doing various kinds of business writing, editing, and teaching writing, but mostly having and raising her family, homeschooling her children, owning and running a business with her husband, and starting a non-profit.

Thanks to a crazy idea called NaNoWriMo Jennings got back into creative writing in 2011 and hasn’t stopped since. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, also a business owner and writer, and two children, and travels extensively with her family, and her non-profit in Uganda.

Originally posted 2013-07-21 08:24:35.

Perfect Vanilla Peanut Milk Shake Recipe Guest Post


Hi,

My name is Kia Garriques and I am author of the book is called Innovera Yakov- The journey of a
thousand eyes, a faraway planet in a faraway universe: under five moons and two brilliant suns that
never set. At the very edge of Innovera Yakov, there is the terrifying watery darkness of Verheer.
We meet Ayana, the outsider, forever searching for herself and the truth of their world; Vinton,
her protector. Gamma and Blu Tara are beautiful, fiery twins who can kill with one look. Innovera
Yakov: The Journey of a Thousand Eyes explores the desire for acceptance, the need to belong, the
importance of self-belief, the danger of secrets, the pain of betrayal and the power of love.

Everyone who knows me knows how much I love vanilla peanut milkshake with a passion. Yes, I
know J it’s not healthy at all and it’s not something you should be having on a daily basis but I just
can’t help myself!

Anyway, I thought it would make a change from my usual interview format, if I shared the recipe of
my favourite milkshake with you and I really hope you like it J

Okay so let’s get down to making the perfect milk shake!!

First up, you will need the magic ingredients as follows:

6 to 12 scoops of vanilla ice cream
2 whole snickers chocolate (I love snickers!)
1 cup milk
Whipped cream, shaved chocolate

Once you have all your ingredients, scoop the vanilla ice cream (use more scoops if you want a
thicker shake) into a blender. Pour in one cup of milk and add two snickers chocolate bars (one if you
don’t like it too nutty). Make sure the top of the blender is tightly in place and blend the mixture until
smooth. Serve with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

There you have it; the perfect Vanilla peanut milkshake at your service! So that’s it from me for now.
Be sure to check out my book Innovera Yakov: The Journey of A Thousand Eyes on Amazon: Click
here for UK readers or here if you are from the USA or elsewhere. Innovera Yakov: The Journey
of A Thousand Eyes is the first installment in an action-packed fantasy drama where characters with
powers of healing and destruction live, love, compete and disappear without a trace while they are
being prepared for ‘The Journey’.

Originally posted 2013-04-19 05:00:00.

Summer Fruit Cups

Something yummy about summer tropical fruit!!!  Especially when it’s good and cold!  Here’s a yummy snack for you to try this summer without the sugar guilt!  This only has natural sugar!  Plus, it’s a great way to use those bananas that are going bad!!!

Ingredients:
2 cups bananas, mashed
1 can pineapples
2 cups unsweetened orange juice
2 tbsp lemon or lime juice
*could add chopped cherries

Mash the bananas in a bowl then mix all ingredients together.  Put into freezer until almost firm.  When it’s almost firm, take them out and use the mixer to blend the frozen goodness.  Spoon into cup or bowl and enjoy!

Care to share your healthy summer desserts???
I’m all ears!!!

 

Originally posted 2012-07-10 05:00:00.

Orange Popsicles

ORANGE POPSICLES
1 cup Trop50 Orange Calcium + Vitamin D
1 container (6 ounces) plain non-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
Blend ingredients about 30 seconds until smooth. Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours. Makes 6 popsicles (1/3 cup each). 1.5 ounces of vodka optional
Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 Popsicle has about 3 times fewer calories and 1/2 the sugar than typical popsicles. Additionally, our version has no fat and more nutrition – such as more fiber, 2.5 times more vitamin C and 2 times more calcium.
Nutrition Info (1 popsicle): 35 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 7g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 6g sugar, 2g protein, , 204mg potassium, .33mcg vitamin D, 11mcg folic acid, 6mg magnesium, .5mg vitamin E, 40% vitamin C , 10% calcium.
Creamsicle 100 Calorie Bar: 100 calories, 2g fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 20g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 12g sugar, 1g protein, 15% vitamin C, 4% calcium.

Ha!  Yummy AND healthy!!!  If you don’t tell the kids, they’ll never know!

I was not paid to do this post, however I did receive a free sample of Trop 50.  The prize is provided by Trop50 for your enjoyment!  Good luck!

Originally posted 2012-01-20 01:45:00.