Monday, July 18, 2011

Mango Orange Blossom Popsicles



These beautiful popsicles are my SECRET RECIPE CLUB ENTRY. They are made from slices of  freshly cut mango, laced with orange blossom extract,  blended in a base of rich organic coconut milk and a speckled banana for texture and sweetness. They are exotic popsicles that are highly nutritious, delicious, and of course gluten free.

My mango orange blossom popsicles were inspired by Rhubarb-Coconut-Cinnamon and Raspberry Popsicles at my Secret Recipe Club assignment  "Foodiva Kitchen,. It was so much fun to look through her blog.The author features delightfully interesting recipes, stories, and beautiful photos ( like the one below).


Photo of Rhubarb Coconut Cinnamon and Raspberry Popsicles   from  "Foodiva Kitchen,.
 
My creation of Mango Orange- Blossom and Strawberry  popsicles 

Materials needed for Mango Orange Blossom Popsicle
9 ounce paper cups
popsicle sticks ( I couldn't get any, so I inserted plastic spoons)
Blender

Ingredients:

Bottom Layer of popsicle
1 cup of organic strawberries, cleaned and sliced
1 ripe banana
1 cup of organic coconut milk or any milk ( I used the refrigerated kind)

Top Layer of popsicle
1 cup of mango, sliced
1 Tbsp of orange blossom water ( see information about this product below)
1 ripe banana
1 cup organic coconut milk
1/4 cup water ( add a little at at time if needed)

Directions:
1.  Using a blender, blend ingredients for the bottom layer: strawberries, banana, coconut milk, and agave syrup until completely smooth.
Fill  9 oz. paper cups 1/2 way . Tilt cups and place in the freezer with cups leaning and tilted.  Allow to freeze for about an hour or more until frozen.

2.  When bottom layer is frozen, blend the top layer :  mango, orange blossom water, banana, agave syrup, coconut milk and water ( whatever amount is needed to make it smooth). Fill the cup with the mango mixture and return to freezer with cups standing straight. Allow to freeze for about a 1/2 hour and then place a popsicle stick in center ( or use a plastic spoon like I did). Allow popsicles to freeze for about 2 more hours until completely frozen.

Popsicles can stay in the freezer for up to  2 or 3 days.

When ready to eat, peel paper cup from the popsicle, hold on  to the stick and enjoy.



sliced mango


Fresh strawberries

Blended coconut milk, strawberries, banana, agave syrup,

9 ounce paper cups

orange blossom water and coconut milk ( from the refrigerator case)

Orange Blossom Water is an extract made from orange blossoms and is  very fragrant and delicious. It gives cake, cookies, drinks, etc. a delightful taste. It can be purchased in a Middle Eastern grocery store, or possibly a Mexican grocery or even French grocery. It might be available in some supermarkets. If you can not find orange blossom water, you might want to substitute rose water extract or vanilla extract.

All of this month's Secret recipes are linked below.




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I've shared this recipe on the following blog carnivals: Click to see lots of recipes
My Sweet and Savory , Mouthwatering Monday,
Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays, Monday Mania,  Just another Meatless MondayMotivate Me Mondays , Melt in Your Mouth Monday,
Juici Life Tuesday Blog Hop, Tempt my Tummy Tuesday,  Delectable Tuesday , Slightly Indulgent Tuesday,
Made From Scratch Tuesday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Traditional TuesdaysDr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday, 
 Pennywise Platter Thursday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Delicious Dishes ,
 .Real Food Wednesday,
Recipes I Can't Wait to Try, What's Cooking WednesdayWhat's on Your Plate?, What's on the Menu Wednesday, Let's Do Brunch, Works for me Wednesday,Gold Star Wednesday, These Chicks Cooked,
Foodie Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, No Whine Wednesday Full Plate Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday,
Frugal Food Thursday. Things I Love Thursday ,    Simply Sweet Home  KatherineMartinelli.com.








31 comments:

  1. These popsicles are beautiful, healthful and summer fresh. I love the colour contrast and the whole foods ingredient choices you've made here (though I wouldn't say they are sugar free - agave, though natural, is very much a sugar).

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  2. I love making my little man and I popsicles to enjoy for these summer days. They make for such a healthy treat. I will need to bookmark this recipe the next time we make a batch of popsicles. What a wonderful flavor combo you chose. Yummy!

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  3. Those look SO amazing!!! Not just any ol' kiddie popsicles, but "real food" treats! It's about 95 degrees here, and feels hotter ... what I would give for one of these ... :)

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  4. Those are adorable! I know my kids would go crazy over them. And I love that they don't require any fancy popsicle molds.

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  5. Kelly,
    I have to agree with you about the agave syrup. I seldom use it and always go back and forth with it. You are right it is sugar! I removed the "sugar free" reference to the pops. Thanks for pointing that out.

    Judee

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  6. I LOVE these! I love how refreshing and fruity they are - not to mention, I love, love, love the mango!

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  7. What gorgeous pops!!! LOVE the flavors, too! Excellent selection for the SRC. I'm a new follower :)

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  8. These pops look wonderful and sound very tasty - perfect for the hot weather. I had a great time checking out your blog, so much good stuff!

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  9. I have been on a huge mango kick lately and these look beautiful and delicious.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Holy Guacamole.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  10. I had NO idea your popsicles were based on mine and they look so gorgeous, with that perfect diagonal line! When I made mine, it was for an online cooking group and fresh rhubarb was out of season while fresh mangoes were in (I have a mango tree blooming outside too!). So the next popsicles I make will probably be your version here, Judee. ;-).

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  11. Yum! These sound so good. I wrote them down on my to do list, thanks for the amazing summer recipe :)

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  12. These look FABULOUS! I have never heard of blossom water. . .

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  13. OH these look superb!I bet they are just the right tart/sweet mix...
    Blessings!

    http://bit.ly/p0AyAb

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  14. I saw this on the linky and could not wait to get here, to see how you did this. They are beautiful and wonderful for the summer heat. Thanks for linking up.

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  15. Healthy combo and looks fantastic! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in my blog, I'll be back...

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  16. Those are the most beautiful homemade popsicles I have ever seen! Love that recipe :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  17. love how these look two toned very cute and can only imagine the flavors come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  18. Great job, these look delicious!! Love your blog and so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

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  19. Ooohh...these look dee-lish! I'm a new follower and would love for you to follow back :)

    http://wherenothinggoodcomeseasy.blogspot.com/

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  20. Such pretty popsicles! So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. This looks amazing :)

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  21. Oh! I love popsicles! And yours look so YUMMY! I've got to try this one too..

    About your question with how will you back up your template: before you upload your XML file(that's the file type you have to upload when you download your own template), always click the Download Full Template. That's just how easy it is..If you have further question, I'd be happy to email you.

    Thanks for following my blog..=)


    Smiles from,

    Andy at wordsandpen.com

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  22. ahh, so you came really close to using rhubarb this time! It was in season at the time I made my curry.

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  23. Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog--GF is something I'd like to try, but no one else in my family does. I'll just admire your recipes in the mean time...or maybe sneak one in without them knowing ;) I LOVE these popsicles especially!! Perfect for the summer! I'm following you back now--"see" ya soon!

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  24. Hi Carolyn,
    Thank you for the compliments on my blog. Gluten is only found in 3 ingredients, wheat, rye, barley and their by-products. Without those three products all food is gluten free. So go ahead and sneak in some of my recipes, I'm sure your family will love them.

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  25. Hi,thanks for following my blog. I'm following you back. :)

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  26. Wow, those look so delicious, and pretty healthy, too! Great idea to tilt the mixture,and to use spoons instead of popsicle sticks.

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  27. Thank you so much for stopping by Cast Party Wednesday last week. I really appreciate you sharing your recipe with us. I hope you will join us again for another awesome party filled with yummy recipes.
    Thanks Again!

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  28. I love these popsicles - they look so pretty and delicious, but they are healthy too! I like how you used plastic spoons instead of popsicles sticks, which can sometimes be hard to find. Thank you for sharing this post with Let's Do Brunch last week - I've chosen it as one of my featured recipes for this week.

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  29. Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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  30. Those look so delicious and refreshing. Perfect for summer. And healthy to boot!

    Glad to be part of SRC with you!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

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  31. Such lovely popsicles for warm summer days! Fun to be in the SRC with you :)

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