Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time

Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Homemade Ice Pops: The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of?

Izzy and I began our ice pop making tradition last summer. They really take just minutes to make and are worlds tastier and healthier than what the ice cream man is selling. This summer we have whipped up mango pops and watermelon pops. They are a great thing to have around the house and Izzy is always eager to share them with his friends.

We rarely use air conditioning so eating them is one way for us to cool down during one of our horribly humid, sticky days. Apparently eating them in the heat causes problems which weigh heavily on Izzy's mind.

Yesterday we had our first sample of the watermelon/chocolate chip pops. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the combination but it worked quite well and apparently made quite an impression on Izzy.

He awoke this morning and the first thought of the day was, "In the winter can you carry ice pops around?". I had to explain to him that we don't usually eat ice pops in the winter because doing so would make us feel colder. It seems he had something entirely different in mind. He was imagining how he could eat his ice pop outside, without having it melt all over him.


Anonymous said...

You can't show off your tasty mango ice pops without posting a recipe, too!


Izzy's Mama said...

Ice pop recipes will be coming soon!