Those who know me well know that I really look forward to the weekend, but not for the reasons you may think. I
love like to go through the weekend flyers. It’s kind of my guilty pleasure.
This weekend as I was looking at all the brightly packaged convenience foods in the Wal-Mart flyer, my eyes were drawn to a blue package with a cute little cartoon monkey peeling a banana. I was intrigued. How did they finally manage to package bananas? I had to investigate.
“Many would think that a peelable ice cream is unbelievable….this playful eating experience can be enjoyed in the form of an innovative, fun and unusual ice cream stick.”
Sounds like a great time doesn’t it? NOT! Let’s investigate further. Flip the box over and here are the not so playful ingredients (brace yourself):
“WATER, SUGAR, MODIFIED MILK INGREDIENTS, GLUCOSE, MILK INGREDIENTS, COCONUT OIL, CITRIC ACID, CARRAGEENAN, CAROB BEAN GUM, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, CELLULOSE GUM, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, MONOSTEARATE, MONOSODIUM PHOSPHATE, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOUR, COLOUR.”
Where’s the banana? Obviously other than the water and perhaps the coconut oil, there is nothing in these pops that should be ingested, especially by our children. Shame on Nestle for promoting these as a cool experience for children.
Instead of filling our kiddies up with chemicals and additives I’ve got a recipe that is super quick and easy to whip up and have in your freezer for hot days.
1 cup of milk (or yogurt or kefir or non dairy milk)
1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
6 popsicle sticks
1. Twirl it all around in your blender.
2. Pour into glass shot glasses**. This may seem obvious but I learned the hard way that the glasses have to be wider on the top.
3. Pop them into the freezer then add popsicle sticks after a couple hours or once the milk has thickened slightly, then allow them to freeze completely.
4. Enjoy! I know my kids sure did.
*This makes about 6 shot glasses worth of pops.
**I only use glass for these. I’m really distrusting of plastic…all plastic.
***I know my final pop picture is
a little super cheesy. The kids and I were being silly. I also realized after I had put them in the freezer that I was out of small popsicle sticks so the kids got a more generous handle this time around 😀
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