18 July 2012

Avocado Popsicles

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Dear Avocados,

Oh, dear avocado, why can't I quit you? You are simply irresistible to me. Every time I pass you at the store I cannot help but buy three of you. I place you on my counter next to the bananas, who grow old and spotty as you disappear as fast as you're purchased.

See, I used to hate you. Loathe. And then I tried you and it was love at first bite. It started out simple. I put you in salads and mixed you with salsa. Once a week we'd eat an avocado.

But then you became this little nagging voice in my head. "Doooooooroooothhhhyyyy," you'd call out to me. Enticing. Calling me. My siren song.

Before long I was putting you in as many meals as I could. Substituting you for cheese whenever we ate tacos, which became increasingly often. Making turkey-bacon-avocado sandwiches. Putting you in pasta.

And then...then....you took me to the dark side.

Dessert.

Oh, avocado. First I turned you into a frosting. A sweet, green frosting that shocked everyone who saw you.

Then my friend Jocelyn made you into ice cream. And, oh, was I smitten.

I have so many ideas in my head for you, avocado. Too many.

And then one day I saw an article in People magazine. A little picture of you, dressed as a popsicle.

And not five minutes later I was unearthing my popsicle maker and turning you into one of the sweetest, fruity, and yummiest popsicles ever.


Who knew that mixing you with sugar and vanilla and lime could make you so addicting?

Who knew that my daughter would devour your popsicle without even wondering why it was green?

Oh, avocado. You and I, we were meant to be BFFs.

Thanks for the good times. Please don't ever leave me.

Love, your #1 fan,

Dorothy




Avocado Popsicles
by Crazy for Crust
(Adapted from People Magazine)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Heat sugar and water in a medium saucepan over low heat until sugar is completely melted. Cool completely.
  2. Mash avocado with an avocado masher, mashing out as many lumps as possible. Add lime juice and mash some more. Whisk in vanilla and sugar water. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until hardened. (Makes about 5 regular sized popsicles.)
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59 Comments:

At July 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM , Blogger Tonii said...

I have a bowl full of avocados just waiting to be turned into something yummy...I think this is it! What a cool idea, I cannot wait to try it!

 
At July 18, 2012 at 6:12 PM , Blogger baking.serendipity said...

I love that avocados are your siren song...and these popsicles! I've seen so many sweeter avocado recipes, and I definitely just need to eat a little less guacamole and make these!

 
At July 18, 2012 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Heather Kinnaird said...

holy cow! totally stealing this recipe:)

 
At July 18, 2012 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Enjoy it Heather! :)

 
At July 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM , Anonymous Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

I have an avo ice cream recipe on my site (no ice cream maker, just the Vita) and it's one of my highest viewed recipes ever thanks to pinterest in large part :) But if people only realized how good and creamy frozen avo is, they'd try it. I know you know this already!

 
At July 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM , Blogger Carole said...

Now this, I would never have thought of. It would be great if you would link this in to my Avocado edition of Food on Friday!

I linked in spicy mince lettuce cups to Live.Laugh. Rowe's linky party. Have a great week.

 
At July 18, 2012 at 6:54 PM , Blogger Veronica said...

These are so intriguing! I love avocado but have been too afraid to put them in desserts! These might be my baby steps.... Thanks :)

 
At July 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

Avocados are the BEST! must go to the dark side and eat avocado desserts! stealing this recipe idea!

 
At July 18, 2012 at 7:53 PM , Blogger Monica Morelli said...

Wow, I must try these! I've had avocado frosting, but I haven't ventured any further into the world of avocado desserts.

 
At July 18, 2012 at 8:19 PM , Blogger Debby Foodiewife said...

A while ago, I made an Avocado Ice Cream. I loved it, but the rest of my family was "meh". They don't know any better. I love avocados. I could eat 2-3 of them as guacamole, and call it a complete meal. These sound awesome.

 
At July 18, 2012 at 8:47 PM , Blogger Susan said...

Once, when we lived in California years ago, we went to the Avocado Festival in Carpinteria and had everything (I mean everything) with avocado in it--including ice cream. It's wonderful and so healthy for you--not to mention what a beautiful color! Great recipe, XOXO

 
At July 18, 2012 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Hayley said...

Okay, now you made me regret not trying this at your house! Hope you have some left because now I want one forreals. My love affair with avocado needs to grow darker, beyond the usual salads/guac/sandwich placement. Take me to the dark side, Dorothy!

 
At July 18, 2012 at 9:40 PM , Blogger erin - mutterings of eringirl said...

Is it ridiculous that the first thing I thought was, "this needs tequila?"

Oh shoot, alcohol doesn't freeze, right? Or does it?

 
At July 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM , Blogger Julie E said...

I have to try these Popsicles. I have some Amazon gift cards burning a whole in my pocket and I think Popsicle molds are now a must have.

 
At July 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM , Blogger Jocelyn said...

Seriously laughing my head off over here...I LOVE YOUR LETTER!!! I could have written this exact same thing:-) I eat avocados all the time. Love the green stuff way too much!!!! I love that you turned them into fun lime avo popsicles...you are awesome:-)

 
At July 19, 2012 at 12:53 AM , Blogger Back for Seconds said...

Amazing! Who woul have thought something so simple would be so delicious? You are the avocado queen, and I love you for i!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 4:01 AM , Blogger sugarswings said...

cool! so what's it taste like?? love the color!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 4:35 AM , Blogger Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

I'm with Jocelyn .... That was so funny! I might try to sneak them past my kiddos! ;)

 
At July 19, 2012 at 5:18 AM , Blogger Shannon said...

These look delicious! I never thought of putting avocado in popsicles but now I might have to because I love them too! Thanks for sharing :)

 
At July 19, 2012 at 5:55 AM , Anonymous sally @ sallys baking addiction said...

yup, avocados are irresistible to me right now too Dorothy! This popsicles are so unique!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 6:32 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yes! I need to try ice cream. And everything else because it's all soooo good! Thanks Averie!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 6:32 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Carole! I'll come by!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 6:32 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh, don't be afraid! They taste so good, like citrus and sugar. :) Enjoy!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 6:33 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yes, you must, must go to the dark side. Hang out with me...I'll take you there sometime. :)

 
At July 19, 2012 at 6:34 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

You must! They really are good. Thanks Shannon!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 6:34 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Sally! I can't get enough!!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 7:46 AM , Blogger Ladies Holiday said...

I too love avocados! Those look delish and so easy! Plus I love your traditional pop shapes! Reminds me of being a kid! Hello from Mom on a time out hop!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Mar [RaisingBean.com] said...

Yes, yes, YES! You are my hero. I can't wait to try this recipe. And avacado frosting?? I may have just died a little from being too excited.

Found you from Live Laugh Linky Thursday! & so excited that I did find you :)

Mar
www.RaisingBean.com

 
At July 19, 2012 at 8:48 AM , Blogger Jennifer {Mother Thyme} said...

I need this in my life, stat! Love, love, love these!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Ellen said...

Wow, these look great!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 9:57 AM , Anonymous Jen @ Jens Favorite Cookies said...

Oh, avocados are my siren song too. Only I haven't baked anything with them, because I can't stop eating them basically plain! (Just a little salt and lime) LOVE this idea!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Winnie said...

After making Avocado brioche (using the avocado instead of butter), I'm still amazed seeing all these "weird" recipes using avocado.
But I LIKE IT
This is something I'd love to try.

 
At July 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM , Blogger Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com said...

My nephew sells avacado popsicles for an independent popsicle shop here in Cincinnati. I could never envision what an avocado pop would look like! Thank you for not only giving me this picture, but also for the recipe and the extreme urge to have an avocado pop right now!!! This is gorgeous!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 7:22 PM , Blogger Lauren @ mercy(INK) said...

Oh my word I've NEVER heard of avacado in any of these things... how intriguing! So, if you say so... ;) I'll give it a try!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 8:02 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

Yum! And healthy-ish??? Maybe. Knowing me, I'd try to sub the sugar with something else.
These would be great with a green-themed party. (For some reason, "ninja turtle" popped into my head when I saw the picture.)

 
At July 19, 2012 at 9:02 PM , Anonymous Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry said...

I just recently found out that I am allergic to Avocados! I always thought it was normal to have your lips turn slightly numb and tingly when eating the green goodness. Still wont stop me from eating it either... LOVE IT!
I need to try these popsicles, I have been wanting to create an avocado frozen yogurt! Yum!

 
At July 19, 2012 at 9:10 PM , Blogger Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

WHAT! I want one please! Dorothy you need to change your blog name it crazy for avocado. Just a suggestion. Haha! These look so good.. oh my.

 
At July 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM , Blogger Tonia L said...

That sounds delicious! I had some guacamole today and it was delicious!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 4:46 AM , Blogger mary_smith said...

YUM!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 8:55 AM , Blogger Dip It In Chocolate said...

You crack me up. I admit I'm totally curious as to what they taste like!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks so much!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Jennifer!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Ellen!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I know, it's hard to resist their call. :) Thanks Jen!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I hope you do Winnie! Using them in baked goods is my next goal!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:49 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Tanya!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

You must! They're good!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh no! I would be crushed. At least the popsicle already turns your mouth a little numb, so you won't notice it as much. ;)

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Citrus and sweet! :)

 
At July 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM , Anonymous Steph (The Cheapskate Cook) said...

Haha, nice post! Sounds delicious too! Wonder how it would work with honey and stevia?

 
At July 20, 2012 at 2:20 PM , Blogger MJ said...

That's crazy and awesome. I would have never dreamed of using avocado in a popsicle. I think I must try it.

 
At July 20, 2012 at 5:08 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I bet it would be awesome! You probably just have to play with it a little to get it a good liquid/sweet/avocado ratio. I'd love to hear if you try it!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM , Blogger Sue said...

Cute post, Dorothy:) I love avocados too, which started when I lived near my sister who had a thriving avocado tree! I have made avocado pie many times and it is very tasty! Forgive me if I've already told you that. Your popsicles look amazing and I'm sure they are.

 
At July 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM , Blogger Something Swanky said...

ok. I feel like I already commented, but I don't see it anywhere, so at the risk of looking dumb and repeating myself, I'm going to comment again.....

These actually look awesome! The frosting and the ice cream scared me, but I can actually imagine these tasting good! Which makes me second guess the ice cream and the frosting. Except I really do think I'd have to have the lime. That seems to be the clincher for me :)

 
At July 21, 2012 at 4:28 PM , Blogger Bake-A-Holic said...

These popsicles look amazing! I think avocado just adds creaminess or moisture to whatever it's put in. Plus, it has a mild taste that takes on whatever flavor you add to it. I never considered avocado frosting, but why not?! I just saw a recipe for avocado zucchini bread. Yum!

 
At July 24, 2012 at 12:55 PM , Blogger PineappleMama said...

woah ! I've gotta try this

 
At July 24, 2012 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I hope you enjoy!

 
At July 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Linda Gangi said...

I think I would like these...thanks for sharing.
http://gangi-homecooking.blogspot.com

 
At July 29, 2012 at 10:06 PM , Blogger Motivated Mommy of two said...

These look and sound so yummy I must try them and report back. Stopping by from the Live Laugh link party

 

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