“VANILLA ICE” KIWI BERRY POPSICLES (I had to :D)

6 Jan

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Oh my I’m sorry, I kinda have a thing for vanilla ice, and I 100% agree that it makes my taste in men questionable, but hey, this is a food blog so who cares right?? Boom ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyways, it’s never not warm enough or too cold to enjoy these babies! They are refreshing, healthy, and packed with flavour. so I guarantee that your tastebuds will thank you all season.

Recipe:

1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup kiwi (chopped)
1/2 a stevia sachet
A dash of organic pure vanilla extract (in each cube of the ice tray)
1 cup of grapefruit perrier (or any sugar free sparkling water)

Combine all ingredients in an ice tray and stick a toothpick in the middle.

Freeze for two hours and enjoy when ready

4 Responses to ““VANILLA ICE” KIWI BERRY POPSICLES (I had to :D)”

  1. Rebecca January 6, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    Holy crap, that is genius! I don’t think I’ve ever had Stevia, is the Stevia sachet vanilla flavored or do you add vanilla extract? Also, do you know if places like Starbucks or Blenz Coffee make their “low fat” coffees with Stevia or is it another sugarfree sweetener? (I always thought it tasted really chemically and basically I’m trying to ask if Stevia also tastes chemically. My taste buds are sensitive.)

    • valzee2004 January 6, 2013 at 5:54 am #

      Thank you Rebecca! And I did add vanilla extract (just modified it, thanks for pointing that out). I am not entirely familiar with the menu at Starbucks but I have heard that the sugar free sweetener they use in their skinny lattes is Splenda, which is a slight grey area for me because Splenda is made from sucrose, which is an artificial sweetener used to sweeten sugar free drinks like diet coke/pepsi. However, stevia is a natural sweetener made from the stevia plant, and also has zero calories just like Splenda. If you have sensitive tastebuds, I would suggest that you gradually ween yourself to the stevia taste, or you can opt for moderate quantities of other natural sweeteners like raw honey or coconut palm sugar. Hope this helps!

      • Rebecca January 6, 2013 at 7:41 am #

        Alright, you’ve inspire me, haha. I think I just might go and buy a small packet of Stevia and gradually add more and more to my baked goods! Yeah, I think you’re right, and it was Splenda. It might just be me, but the artificial flavor sticks out like a sore thumb. A natural sweetener sounds awesome, though. Thank you!

      • valzee2004 January 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

        Anytime girl! Let me know how you like it ๐Ÿ™‚

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