Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pupsickles and Popsickles (and a product review).

Credit for this recipe goes to Kolchak Puggles mama who came up with this delicious idea for Pina Colada inspired Taste of the Tropics Kong stuffing.  Sadly the hounds really don't like eating out of Kongs, I know weird.  I agree with Kolchak Puggle that Kongs are a great way to keep a dogs brain busy, and I used to stuff a kong with pb and banana (too ingredients they love) freeze and leave for work, Id come home to the very top licked and melting PB and banana on the kitchen floor.   Now they are left with some other chews and toys, they love chewing on the Bad Kong balls, and everyone is happy.



Kolchak's mama mentioned the famed song:

If You Like Pina-Coladas
And Walks in The Rain...

It put a smile on my face for this reason.  My late father who was a very funny person, was something of a connoisseur of goofy pop music (apologies to anyone who really likes the Pina Colada song).  He used to play the record for my friends and I when we are in junior high until we laughed ourselves silly.   Enough of memory lane.  Here is the recipe for the pina colada pupsicles.

Pina Colada Pupsicles
1 cup pineapple chunks
1/4 cup low fat plain yogurt
2 ripe bananas, sliced
1/2 cup pineapple juice
3 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

Puree all the ingredients in a blender and pour into the Popsicle molds.  This should make four or five large pupsicles.

As you can see from the pictures below the pupsickles where a big hit, my husband was swamped  with eager pina colada mad patrons like the most popular bar tender at a beachfront tiki bar.











 Rather then leave all the fun to the hounds, I wanted to make some Popsicles for my husband and my self, particularly since I wanted to try my new  Tovolo Groovy Icepop Molds.   So I made these peaches and cream ones from epicurious and they where delicious.

Peaches and Cream Popsickles


4 ripe peaches, diced, no need to peel
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup greek yogurt, preferably full fat
1 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp Amaretto

Combine all of the ingredients in the blender and our into molds and freeze overnight.  If you don't have Amaretto you can easily substitute almond or vanilla extract.

 
Now for the review part of this post.  I absolutely love my Tovolo ice pop molds.   They are $12.99 on amazon, free shipping if you have prime like I do, and they are the best popsicle molds I've tried, and I've had several.  For one things they are made of strong but flexible BPA free plastic and they are designed to stand up easily in the freeze.  The molds fit comfortable into the base.   Some reviewers on amazon complained that the pop sickles where a bit large, but perhaps due to my piggish appetite I liked this aspect.    With a quick run under some hot water I was able to remove the popsicles easily, many other molds I've tried left the Popsicle behind in the mold and the stick in your hand.  If  you are planning on making any popsicles this summer either for yourself or your dogs I thoroughly recommend this product.

21 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy all the way around and great review of the IcePop Mold.

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  2. We can see those were a hit. Yummy. We have some moulds but it is cold here again. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Mom wants to get one of those containers. Tasty! DELISH! Love that you added coconut flakes. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  4. Those Pina Colada ones were a definite hit! Did you sing the song to them as they were eating? ;)

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  5. OMG, they look delicious! I am definitely going to try them.
    Lynne x

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  6. I really think I'd eat either popsicle. :-) Margarita pops, anyone?

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  7. I loooove pina coladas! So I bet these would go over good in my house. Good to know about the ice pops too, we love making them!

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  8. Wow the pupsickle looks very yummy! Everyone is enjoying a lot, and your husband is indeed like very popular bartender :-)
    It is great treat for summer. Peaches and cream popsickles look very yummy and refreshing too!

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  9. Oh my dog! You're going to have to beat off the girls to get your husband back! These look very good. :)
    www.dogtreatweb.com

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  10. Yum! I think both pops look delicious!
    Love,
    Christy

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  11. Now we ALL want popsicles! mmm...

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  12. Oh you Dood's are just spoilt.. Mommy made me tha nana and yoghurt ones, all ready for a hot day..Guess what?? No hot day just rain.. I fink I saw a ickle smile on Daddy's face..BOL Nahhh it was just an illusion..Bawhawwahhwaaaa xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  13. I recently make Popsicles for myself and my hubby for the first time. I may try it for the dogs when it gets hotter around here. Right now it is raining :(

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  14. Cold and wet here this morning....but we'll file that away for summer.

    Love seeing all the dogs getting in on the ice block eating.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  15. Yum Yum Yum, we would love us some pupsicles!
    hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  16. Holy Dogs, those look yumsicles!!

    Loveys Sasha

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  17. Oooohh, these sound so good! Our summers get mighty hot here and we don't have central air, so I think that I'll be whipping up a batch or two (of the puppy kind) for Miss Annie this summer. Thank so much for sharing these great recipes.

    ♥ Jessica

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  18. Oh I can tell by all those cute faces- that everthing tasted wonderfu;!
    love
    tweedles

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  19. Ohmiwoof! that second picture KILLS ME. I am in love. I want to smoosh that face.

    The image of half eaten Kongs made me giggle. Kol would like to offer to come clean those up for he.

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  20. Loves those molds and both of those recipes sound great to me...Pina colada is one of my favorite flavors...Gizmo is the same way with Kongs...Lick the tops and walk away...I'm going to make him cubes that I can put in his bowl

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