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Ice Pop Joy

A book by Anni Daulter

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Indispensable healthy treat recipes for the whole family!

  • Apr 9, 2011
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With summer approaching I am really looking forward to serving cold healthy snacks to my daughter and any kids visiting. For the most part because I've got my hands on Ice Pop Joy, an indispensable resource for nutritiously entertaining kids through the warm months (and any other time they ask for an ice pop). Anni Daulter always gets it right with kids nutrition, her book Organically Raised was also a hit with us. I never buy any sort of pre-made frozen treats because most of them are made with ingredients that can hardly be called 'edible'. Even organic ice cream isn't exactly good for you. With this book you can actually make really healthy ice pops with a nutritional punch and instead of feeling guilty you'll be feeling proud giving it to your kids (and the whole family).
 
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I honestly had no idea you could do so much with an ice pop! Yogurt and vegetables? Why didn't I think of that? The book is just brimming with recipes I can't wait to try once I officially get our ice pop maker. For now I really wanted to test at least one recipe even without the tools I needed. I decided to make the Goo Goo Ga Ga pop from page 65, I had the ingredients on hand. Apples, mango chunks, and Greek yogurt sound like a heavenly combination! I substituted the Greek yogurt with plain whole fat organic yogurt I had. I put the puree into plastic tumblers, the only thing I had on hand to make sort of an ice pop and I stuck gelato spoons in it once it froze half way. Really quick and easy to make!
 

After dinner we ate it so fast I forgot to snap a photo of my toddler thoroughly enjoying it. My husband loved it too, not to mention myself! I know what we'll be snacking on when warm weather rolls around. I also can't wait to try the Green Machine ice pop with spinach and the Peace Pop with carrots.

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April 16, 2011
One serving please! :-) This is just what I need right this moment!
April 19, 2011
I take it you're someplace warm right now :)
 
April 16, 2011
oohhhh my. You are making me remember my childhood when mom used to make us red bean popsicles =) thanks!
April 19, 2011
Welcome! :)
 
April 09, 2011
Oh, this looks so good! Love the sound of the example that you posted and of the one that you actually made! Here's a secret for how to get your sticks to stick in straight without a ice pop maker -- cover with saran wrap and rubber band it, then you can just pierce your popsicle stick into the mix :) Thanks for sharing this, Anastasia!
April 09, 2011
Thanks for the comment and the tip! Only problem is I don't even have saran wrap in the house (highly toxic, leaches chemicals). :) I'm getting an ice pop maker though, they are pretty cheap, worth the investment for the summer!
 
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A book about frozen, icy popsicle treats is a refreshing book, but Ice Pop Joy has the added pleasure of being a healthy book. .. The zeal of Daulter's writing, her obvious love for being at work with kids is contagious. This is a happy book, a fun book, a book that will pull families together in the kitchen. --In Mama's Kitchen
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ISBN-10: 1416206256
ISBN-13: 978-1416206255
Author: Anni Daulter
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine
Publisher: Sellers Publishing Inc
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