>> Thursday, July 29, 2010
Before I share my recipe with you I would like to get my whining out of the way. So the title of this post has me calling Mother Nature a tease, that's right that's what I meant. She keeps teasing all of us in this part of the world with really beautiful, sunshine filled, hot Summer days and then takes them away! The weather here has been crazy to say the least. It has gone something like this since June, one week of really hot record setting sunny days to the next week nothing but rain, then another week of above average heat waves that make you feel like you are going to pass out from the heat. Well finally the Pièce de résistance came these past two weeks when the temperatures dropped from the high 20sC and mid 30sC ( that's 80s and 90s in Fahrenheit ) to -it was actually 15C (59F) dark and grey which felt more like a cool Autumn day than a Summer day. As I sit here typing this today it's been mostly cloudy and 20C. So if I may I'd like to send Mother Nature a message, "This Sucks, and I want a stable warm Summer that we all deserve after a hard and very cold Winter" I hope she gets the message soon. And thank you all for listening/reading my rant.
You may be wondering why then I made these on a cold day, below you will see why. Anyways if you are having nice and hot weather you are going to love my easy, fast, low calorie, kid friendly, inexpensive, cold treat. I'd like to think of these yogurt Popsicles as a cousin of the Lassi, you can see the influence. One quick note on the yogurt, you may want to adjust less or more according to the thickness of the yogurt you are using.
( made 7 Popsicles)
1 large Mango
1 large Banana
1 cup of plain white yogurt ( I used a thick and creamy type)
Honey to taste
pinch of salt
pinch of ground cardamom
( and hot weather)
1. Pour the yogurt and honey into the blender container then sprinkle in the spices. Peel and roughly slice both the Mango and banana. Add the fruit to the yogurt place the lid on the blender. Blend until all of the fruit has broken up and you have a thick puree. * if you would like fruit bits in the yogurt Popsicles you can add small pieces to the puree after.* Pour the yogurt fruit mixture into the Popsicle molds and continue as you normally would with the mold you have.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight . Enjoy and cool off!
The reason why I'm sharing this recipe with you now instead of a hot summer day here is this...↓
This is my stack of hand written recipes that I have written down every time I cook something. You can see I have quite a back log and I try to catch up as I go.
I leave you with a sunnier warmer photo of Prague . This is under the famous Charles Bridge in the Lesser Quarter a very famous view and probably one of the most photographed places in Prague.
And my photo of my Tulips to look at to brighten up my mood while I wait for the sunshine.