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In Which a Frozen Dessert Features Sweet Summer Fruits…

Cool, fruity, and dairy-free
Cool, fruity, and dairy-free

This is what happens when one gets bored at home and the weather is a blistering 37 degrees in the shade: one becomes lethargic, exhausted without even moving.  The appetite gets shot to Hell and one’s comfort foods – ice cream included – lose their appeal.

What does appeal to the senses is anything fresh and fruity – more so if said fresh and fruity stuff only needs to be sipped out of a chilled glass.  The only thing that can be better than that is if that fruity drink is frozen into either a popsicle or a more elegant granita.

Today’s recipe is an easy-peasy spin on that notion.  This smoothie brings together fresh, sweet summer fruits and only needs a nip of honey for sweetness and a splash of fruit juice for a bit of a tart contrast.  To turn this cool sipper into a refreshing dessert, all you need to do is pour it into a set of ice-pop molds or into a wetted mold – et voila!  Dessert is served.  😀

Here's looking at ya!
Here’s looking at ya!

Tropical Kiss Smoothie

  • chunked flesh from 1 ripe mango
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and chunked
  • 2 cups watermelon chunks
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup fruit juice (for preference, I recommend strawberry, superfruit, or cranberry juice for sharpness)

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blitz for about 45 seconds – 1 minute or until everything has liquefied and gone smooth.  Pour into chilled glasses or over ice.

Serves 2.

An icy taste of summer
An icy taste of summer

To turn this into popsicles, pour the smoothie into ice-pop molds or into small paper cups with wooden pop sticks stuck into them after pouring.  Freeze overnight.  This recipe makes about six ice pops.

For a granita, pour the smoothie into a wetted stainless steel mixing bowl and freeze overnight.  To serve, scrape the granita into fluffy mounds of flavored snow with a large metal spoon or a fork.  Serves 4.

 

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

2 thoughts on “In Which a Frozen Dessert Features Sweet Summer Fruits…

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