Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Avocado Pineapple Popsicles

The produce section of my grocery store had a bag of 4 avocados for $1 recently.  They were in the clearance section because they were perfectly ripe and ready to use.  I have paid $2 for a single avocado before and I had to jump at the chance to get for 4 for a $1.  Then I brought them home and had to come up with something quick to use them up.  I could have made a simple guacamole or dip, but I decided to be a little daring and try to make a dessert up with them.  My sister had shown me a recipe for avocado and kiwi ice cream so I decided make a twist on that and make Avocado Pineapple Popsicles.  It was quick and easy and a real crowd please for the kids and adults.  The avocado made the popsicle very creamy and the crushed pineapple gave a nice texture.  I'm going to frequent my grocery stores procedure section and hope I get more fantastic deals. 

2 ripe avocados
1 (20oz) can of crush pineapple in pineapple juice
1 cup of coconut milk
juice of 1/2 a lime or a whole lime -to taste
1/4 cup of sugar or splenda (add more to taste)

In a blender place pineapple juice from the can of crushed pineapple, coconut milk, sugar, lime juice and avocado.  Blend until until smooth and creamy.  Add crushed pineapple next and pulse the blender several times so to incorporate the pineapple, but still have some texture left.   Put avocado/pineapple mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until set. To removed pops, all popsicles to sit on the counter for 5 minutes or run under warm water to loosen.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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