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Friday, June 10, 2011

Avocado popsicles

Yesterday we made our first batch of summer popsicles, and, inspired by the new popsicle cookbook Paletas, we made two awesome flavors: avocado (!) and Greek yogurt with blackberry.
The avocado popsicle was surprisingly sweet and refreshing...
...and the Greek yogurt with blackberry popsicle was creamy and tart.
Here are the recipes, if you'd like to try them out. Enjoy!

(Photos by our summer babysitter Sophie Mathewson, who just happens to be a photographer!)

129 comments:

Sitting In A Tree Kissing said...

Whoa!!! That's amazing!!!

Bethany said...

Those sound amazing. I don't usually crave popsicles, but I've been eating like 3 a day with it so hot outside this week. I'm definitely going to try these recipes!

Sally said...

Uh, you should try this out - soo simple, sooo good!;
- 2 advocados
- 1 cup of milk
- 2-3 table spoons sugar
- 5 ice cubes
HOW TO: Put it in a blender! Eat it! YUM!! A traditional Philippine recipe ;)

Michelle said...

hmm. I don't know about avocado but the yogurt & berries look delicious!

Joanna Goddard said...

bethany, that sounds amazing! and michelle, truly, they were SO. GOOD. really sweet and creamy.

Sara Szatmary said...

the blackberry popsicle looks A-MAZ-ING!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love avocados so I'm totally trying that recipe this weekend! Thanks, Joanna and have a great Friday:)

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Well now those just look delicious!! I absolutely am going to make yogurt pops this weekend...don't know if I'm brave enough for avocado!

XO
Lenore

Naomi said...

Oh, this just made my summer a few points more awesome!

Blue Is Bleu said...

I was thinking of getting a popsicle mold because every year I regret not buying one while I melt in the summer heat. Definitely more healthy than eating ice cream!

H. said...

Those look delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try making these!

H.

erica said...

ooh these look delish! i'm curious about the avocado one so that's first on my list to try this weekend! X

Giulia said...

Those are also very pretty. (I like Sophie's blog, btw).

Just need to pick up some berries & I can make these. I'll have to fashion something around the kitchen as a mold, but I'm fairly confident I can find something.

Thanks!

giftsthatgive said...

Oh! YUM. What a lovely yesterday.

Forever Lovely said...

How unique! These sound so yummy, thanks for sharing Joanna!

-Heather

Nicole said...

I want the avocado right now

Trix said...

These will be just right for the hot, humid weather that we have here, all year round. The avocado one sounds ultra delicious!

Gina said...

YUM! Totes trying the avocado one.
I love that your babysitter is also a photographer...you hit the babysitter jackpot!

quotes said...

Im going to try that this sunday! love the colours :)

Julie said...

Looks delicious...and very nice photos Sophie!

Heba said...

looks great

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Joanna Goddard said...

gina, tell me about it!!

Una said...

Oh my....

hello. said...

i'm all for the avocado popsicle- sounds creamy + delicious :) i'd like to try mixing it with fruits. i can't wait to try a prosecco + peach popsicle recipe that i've been holding on to.

Sarah said...

Wow, that's very different about the avocado ones. I'm very intrigued.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Lotta said...

Thanks for the avocado recipe! My mom loves avocado and I absolutely have to send this to her..unfortunately I'm allergic, but I just might have a taste anyway :)

kms said...

we're about to make watermelon pops here in our house. your popsicles look incredible --uber professional! perhaps this is your new calling in life, joanna! (: xo.

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, kms, the credit all goes to sophie! :)

Paislea Elyse said...

avocado!? that's interesting but i bet it's sooo yummy!!

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Joanna Goddard said...

lotta, how tragic to be allergic to avocados! :)

Heba said...

looks great

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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos, Sophie!! Did Toby try a popsicle?

Cara said...

Those look just as tasty for the eyes as they do for the mouth. I have some greek yogurt that is going to be repurposed this weekend :) Thanks for the recipe!

meemers said...

Homemade avocado ice cream is one of my absolute fave's!!!

Selena said...

Wow! I want to try it! The one with the blackberries seem delicious!!

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, yes, toby tried both -- he LOVED the avocado, and thought the greek one was too tart. :)

Abigail said...

Jo! We need a Father's day gift round up!!!

:) xoxo

Mighty Burns said...

ahhh I'm affraid. the avacado sounds interesting and I LOVE berries.. so maybe I need to man up and get my avocado on?

Nikskie said...

wow!!
they are so tempting. sometimes i just eat the avocado right away. just crop it with spoon, put them in a glass or bowl, pour some sugar and chocolate flavoured carnation milk. yummy

truffle oil said...

maybe coat the avocado one in ground up tortilla chips (tortilla powder)?

LAX TO YVR said...

wow, i gotta try these recipes! esp the avocado one. thanks for sharing such delightful treats!

Kristy said...

Those look fantastic! I might have to buy that book.

i eat breakfast said...

i bought popsicle molds last week and didn't use them yet. i'm so making the blackberry ones today! yay! thank you!! <3

New York Don't Leave Me said...

These look great! Hmm...finally a way to incorporate avocado into my dessert! LOL
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Pera Chapita said...

love paletas! You should try Jicama popsicles! they are all the rave in Mexico right now, I just posted a tutorial for them here http://www.perachapita.com/2011/06/tutorial-para-paletas-de-jicama.html

Love your blog! Huge fan :)

Habit of Design said...

Hi Joanna,

Can I ask what popsicle molds that you used? Been searching for some!

Thanks,
Jennifer

Marta said...

I want to try both! Avocado! I had never imagined this flavour!

Katie said...

Wow, would have never thought avocado would make a good popsicle, but those look delish!

A Fine Balance said...

I actually made a frozen yogurt of sorts yesterday
Greek yogurt, cardamom and stevia to taste with Ice...
All part of competition dieting and training. It was delish.

It tasted like kulfi which is an indian dessert that I love!

Anastasia said...

yes! I love this cookbook! I recently made the mango chile popsicles and they were a hit.

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i dont know what spurred it but i was thinking about making avocado popsicles the other day. then i thought that idea was too weird. its good to know it tastes good.

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Cassandra Marie said...

Interesting! Looks good though!

Joanna Goddard said...

abigail, it's coming!!! ;)

jillian m. said...

I have a feeling I would really love the avocado. This is getting bookmarked, for sure!

Kristina said...

The blackberry one looks SO good. I am drooling!

Her name was Lola said...

Thank you for these recipes! How sweet are you. Have a lovely, sunny weekend! xo Lola

That's Not My Age said...

They look delicious - what a brilliant idea.

Nomadic D. said...

Avocado, huh? I don't know about that. Did you go to Mitchell's when you were in San Francisco? Because they have the most amazing flavors (mexican chocolate being my favorite) but they also do all kinds of tropical fruits and avocado too. I've always been suspicious of that though. You're brave and adventurous for trying it. Greek yogurt and blackberry on the other hand, that I could totally get behind. Yum

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blogger said...

Yum! I love that you have a greek yogurt popsicle too. Its too healthy to not find such creative uses!

BODIE and FOU said...

I wouldn't have thought about avocado for ice-creams, not that I'm going to try them, Mila hates avocados and mushrooms but your photos look yummie

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posse said...

Joanna, where did you get your molds? I prefer using a traditional wooden stick (like you did) as opposed to the plastic ones.

Wrinkled Chiffon said...

Hi Joanna, thanks again for a great week of posts! I am going to check out this Popsicle recipe at some point this summer...well, it's always summer out here in Malaysia! What a nice way to cool down with homemade desserts. Have a great weekend!
Grace at www.wrinkledchiffon.com

sylvie said...

you had me at avocado. this looks so incredibly yummy, joanna - i just mastered my favorite watermelon mint pops and cannot wait to add these to my summer recipe box ;)
happy weekend!
xo,
sylvie
http://www.silverylining.com

Jamie said...

I too would love to know what popsicle molds you use and how you like them!

Just got the sail boat and rocket ones you posted the other day lol, but could use some basic ones too

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Katherine said...

These look so delicious!

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Annalisa said...

It looks so yummy!
Have a lovely week end!
Annalisa

thwany said...

yummm.

Novelista Barista said...

yum that sounds good!

HereBeDragons said...

Avocado popcicle?!?
Not normally something I'd think of eating...but intriguing....

Liz said...

Amazing! That combines two of my favorite parts of summer: popsicles and avocados! I had been planning on trying to find some sort of sugar-free homemade popsicles, but I think I'll make an exception :)

Lisa-Marie said...

The kids I nanny love avocado, so I am really intrigued by this!

Rachel said...

They interviewed the author on Martha Stewart radio the other day. After hearing about this book, I have to go get it this weekend. Avocado sounds delish!

David Weinrot said...

I could really use a greek yogurt with blackberry popsicle right about now.

jessica quadra photography said...

we went to a vietnamese restaurant here in barcelona and had avocado ice-cream for our first time! we learned that in vietnam, they eat avocado with sugar, and the owner explained he thought it was so strange when he saw people put salt on it in the u.s.! anyway, it was so smooth and delicious!
the blackberry ones looks delicious!!

Mei said...

Those look amazing! I'm definitely going to try the avo recipe. Here's another unusual summer recipe that I tried - Watermelon & paneer curry. It's delish!

http://hllokddo.com/?p=151

Hollie said...

these look so yummy!!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

mmmm blackberry!

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Rebecca said...

yum, what genius flavors! I made popsicles instead of cake for my birthday this year--whole fruit raspberry, kiwi, and watermelon. They were awesome and definitely have me going on a popsicle kick...can't wait to try out the greek yogurt one! thanks joanna!

Linda said...

1 frozen banana
1 avocado
some honey if your a sweet tooth
all in the blender...

the most amazing icecream.

delish!

www.thebohemianjuhnkee.blogspot.com

Cath said...

Avocado popsicle... wowza! So a back story: I'm an east coast girl who moved to California as an adult and never ever ate an avocado before I moved here. A terrible confession, I know, but it's very true. Now I eat avocados nearly daily and have friends who own avocado orchards so...score! There is a town about 15 miles south of us wherein, each year, they celebrate with an avocado festival. They have vats of guacamole and avocado ice cream. But, you know what? I haven't eaten any thing out of those vats because it creeps me out to think of all those communal hands double dipping. Surely they violate a good 27 health codes, but one day I hope to brave the avocado ice cream vat- just for a taste of its awesomeness. Meantime... I'll be making these popsicles (thank you for sharing!)

rebecca said...

Oh these look so good. Wish I could have had these yesterday it was SO HOT!

Love Camie said...

Looks so delish! Will definitely try it!

Love,
Camie

http://lovecamie.blogspot.com

Shea Nichole said...

I cannot wait to try these recipes!!! I just wish it would heat up a little bit here in Seattle!

Adri said...

They look yummy!!! =D

Taylor said...

Not an avocado fan but I am DEFINITELY trying the greek yogurt recipe! MMMM! These are lovely!


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Alina said...

How funny that you posted this (relatively) soon after my roommate took a frozen avocado milkshake out of the freezer! I am definitely inspired to try this, even though I am not a popsicle person. Thank you!

Kate said...

Looks delicious! All we need here in the Pacific NW is some more sun and I'll be ready make these delicious treats.

Joanna Goddard said...

here are the great popsicle molds with wooden sticks: http://amzn.to/krJyHM

Joanna Goddard said...

yum, alina, a milkshake sounds delicious!

RDYN! said...

I think I'll be trying the avocado popsicle especially. And its nice knoewing yours turned out well.

Robyn said...

So buying popsicle moulds this summer when I'm home!

Claudia said...

a little chilly in the netherlands to be eating that now.. hopefully the weather will warm up to eat these!

soffisingles said...

it looks delicious!

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jonahliza said...

when i was younger, my grandma would always freeze avocados, sugar and milk in cups. oh, memories. always loved it.. my boyfriend says it sounds weird. he doesn't know what hes missing ;)

thrillofthechaise.com said...

How cool! I bet the avocado is creamy and refreshing...though I may try the yogurt one first :)

Kate

www.thrillofthechaise.com

Sophie said...

Mmh, that looks delicious!

I love home-made popsicles; it's the time of the season :)

antique engagement rings said...

The blackberry pops look wonderful!

Nino Eliava said...

i love avocado and wonder if I'd like Popsicle

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one little journey said...

i'm gonna try to make the avocado popsicle! thanks for the recipe :)

Jamie said...

wow! these look amazing! thanks for sharing!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

How clever and creative! Greek yogurt, why didn't I think of that!

Erin said...

MAKING these tonight!

xx

http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

Collections said...

Avocado popsicles... that's so unique! Were they good? the Blackberry yogurt sound amazing.

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Courtney said...

I made these last night for a movie night with friends, and they were a huge hit!! I was so surprised and delighted by the avocado-- I will definitely make them again (and maybe just for myself).

Lauren said...

Wow, I'm definitely going to have to make these soon! They look delicious!!

http://www.thecampusgreen.com/

Katie Elizabeth said...

what a creative and tasty looking treat! i must try these!

xo katie elizabeth
ohheyylife.blogspot.com

Paper Moss said...

Those sound delicious and sooo refreshing!!

Kimia Kline said...

YUM. avocado? who knew. i bet they're super creamy and delicious.

Lexi said...

I'm both freaked out and totally intrigued by the avocado popsicles ...

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Claire Caudwell said...

Wow these look amazing :)

Adie Andrews said...

This is what I call Yummy :) Definitely give me an awesome idea with these refreshing eating inspirations.

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Gabriel said...

Here in Brazil we eat avocado with sugar too, it's just another fruit to us. We have ice cream, popsicles, we blend it with milk and sugar and drink it. It's funny (and kind of puzzling) to read the comments in this post. Is it really THAT weird? The only time I ate avocado as salad was on a mexican restaurant...

Maria C said...

Avocado popsicles! What a curious idea - I am intrigued and will definitely be trying them out. Don't have blackberries here in Greece so will go for yoghurt and strawberries instead.

Great idea!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Abbey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this.

shopgirl said...

This looks delicious! I must try it!

Thanks! And wishing you a lovely day!
Rambles with Reese

jacquelyn | lark + linen said...

Funny story, when I used to babysit the kids I watched turned me on to avocado popsicles. They were 4 and 2 respectively, and when they asked me to try it I turned my nose up to the idea (and I'm supposed to be the adult). Turns out, they're amazing! I forgot about them since but I'll have to test out your recipe!

Erin said...

I tried both recipes this week! they are absolutely delicious ... and adorable. the avocado one, especially! so creamy! what a treat!

Mei said...

I made the yoghurt ice lollies last week and posted a couple of pictures here http://hllokddo.com/
Thanks for sharing the recipes!

Jill Riter said...

stopping over from pinterest- curious to know what else went in the avacado pops- these are beautiful! and I bet tasty!

www.tabletpc-shop.info said...

It won't work in actual fact, that is exactly what I suppose.

Tres Delicious said...

Wow!! Avocado lollies is totally new to me. Sounds delicious. Looking forward to try it out.

Lauren said...

Wow! I'm not totally sold on the avocado popsicles yet... though they sure are pretty!

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Danielle said...

Fantastic recipe for the avocado ones! Just posted the ones I made on my own blog with a link back to you. Thanks! http://thegeekyloft.blogspot.com/2013/05/shockingly-satisfying-popsicle-surprise.html

Sarah said...

Yummy!

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