Kids slurp down tons of frozen treats during the Summer, but store-bought frozen pops can be full of sugar and scary, unpronounceable ingredients. We've included five pop molds for you to try out at home. The varieties are endless, so be creative and toss in ripe fruit, yogurt, honey, or whatever you desire.
Since the Spring sunshine finally arrived over the long holiday weekend, I indulged with a bit of yummy ice cream topped with strawberries in balsamic vinegar. I must say, it was the perfect way to beat the heat. And even though frozen treats provide a nice cool down, they are not made equally. Think you know the skinny on Popsicles and and Klondike bars? Take my quiz and find out!Take the Quiz
I believe in the occasional frozen treat, but just because a banana split contains a serving of fruit doesn't mean it is good for you. At Dairy Queen, a banana split will cost you 530 calories and Baskin Robbins' version is nearly double that calorie count. Yikes. If you're bananas for frozen treats, I suggest you satisfy your craving with a chocolate-dipped frozen banana. Trader Joe's Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas are only 160 calories per banana. Or you can try the DIY version YumSugar likes. Her recipe for frozen chocolate-covered banana bites would work perfectly fine with whole bananas. I would stick a popsicle stick in the bottom of the banana to make a handle for dipping it in chocolate as well as for eating the treat.
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Back in 1984, President Ronald Regan declared July National Ice Cream month, and who doesn't love a frozen treat in hot Summer months? You don't need to eat a handful of ice cream cones to celebrate; you can still cool off and indulge with one of these guilt-free treats (although technically one is a Popsicle).
Meet Malia and Sasha Obama, first children — and future gelato makers? While President Obama was in Rome, Italy, for a G-8 summit, the US embassy contacted the Italian capital's most renowned gelato parlor, Giolitti, to arrange an insider's ice cream tour for the commander in chief's daughters. At the historic gelateria, Malia, 11, and Sasha, 8, donned aprons to become frozen-dessert makers for the afternoon. The sisters, accompanied by their grandmother, made blackberry and banana gelato. According to parlor owner Nazareno Giolitti, "Right after they made gelato, they tasted it straight from the machine, and the youngest one said, "It really tastes like blackberries." The girls, who Giolitti said "ate with great gusto," left with a whopping 6.6 pounds each of their ice cream, and took some home for the first lady.
Giolitti later showed a local television station a tub of some of the blackberry flavor the Obama girls created, saying that the leftover ice cream was immediately picked up by customers who wanted their cones filled with it. If I were him, I would have sold it for a killing on eBay.
Are you as envious as I am that the Obama girls had the opportunity of a lifetime at Rome's most famous gelateria?
On a hot day, a frozen treat hits the spot. There are so many tasty options, and so many of them are decadent — which of course brings up the health dilemma. So, do you indulge in ice cream, or choose lite? Do you eat a bit of sorbet or make your own fruit juice popsicles? Or do you just avoid sweet frozen treats altogether and go for a frozen margarita?