My little buddies love The Octonauts. These cartoon sea creatures eat lots of green sea-kelp. One day, Benjamin asked me for kelp ice cream, just like Captain Barnacles. I couldn’t resist. So here it is (minus the seaweed, but just as luminous).
Get yourself some fetching ice pop moulds on Amazon, or your next trip to IKEA, before they jack up the prices in prep for summer. You could also use paper espresso cups from your local café if you ask nicely! Fill the espresso paper cups three-quarters high with ice pop mixture, cover with foil, and gently pop a wooden stick through the centre of the foil. Freeze as usual. Ta-dah!
Espresso cups (as opposed to regular paper cups) are lightly lined, making it easier to remove the pop. Nifty, huh?
I’ll be making these pops on TV3 tomorrow morning, 08:30 on Ireland AM …
Super Healthy Ice Pops
1 small avocado
4 pears or apples, peeled (or juiced)
1 teaspoon ginger, juiced or freshly grated (adults only)
Squeeze of lemon or lime
Chop and cook the pear or apple in a splash of water for 6-8 minutes. Keep the lid on, to retain the juices. Once softened, remove from heat and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
Puree with the flesh of one avocado and the optional wheat grass powder. If these pops are designated for adults only, I find juicing the apples & pears a lot sweeter than pureeing them. The ginger and lime gives it an extraterrestrial kick.
Pour into ice pop moulds or espresso paper cups, and freeze. After 6-8 hours, unleash the happiness.