Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Avocado Ice Pops

So living in a 1912 house (read: no a/c) this last week forced us to look for less-than-contemporary ways to cool down, and I was thrilled to find all sorts of fun recipes for ice pops! And as a reaction to all the artificial coloring loaded, high fructose corn syrup sweetened pops the kids had already eaten, I started with Fany Gerson's Avocado Ice Pops. I used a hand-me-down mold from my mom, but for some reason when I last put them away, I didn't pack the handles with the mold. Anyway, popsicle sticks and some handi-wrap to keep them in place worked great!

The popsicles took about 7 hours to freeze, and I was so excited to see they kept their color! They're nice and light with the lime, and the avocado is creamy and rich, and a little herbal. The whole family loved these, and with the prep only taking 5 min, I'm seeing these will be a new favorite!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Creamy Dark Chocolate Sorbet

I've been looking forward to this week's TWD! I've only made "chocolate" sorbet with cocoa powder, so I guess I've really only made cocoa sorbet before. For this week, I used El Rey Bucare 58.5% for my chocolate, which I think was a good balance. The sorbet is pretty sweet, but not too sweet. I also subbed rice milk for the milk. It's what we have on hand, and David Lebovitz's recommendation for rice milk in his strawberry vegan ice cream was good enough for me.

This was a nice sorbet. It was very rich. It ended up a little grainy, but that may have been my choice of chocolate. It was still pretty tasty, and I love desserts like this that make me feel like I'm being a little healthier :)

Thanks to Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon for this week's pick!