Friday, August 20, 2010

Creamy Frozen Fruit Cups or Popsicles

How do YOU spell summer?

I spell it P-O-P-S-I-C-L-E!!!

Nothing cools you down and pumps you up like a refreshing popsicle on a hot summer day, and since we are still in the midst of summer - ignore the fact that the children are heading back to school soon - there is no time like the present to have a little fun with some frozen delights.

These dreamy creamy desserts were originally made for muffin tins, but the popsicle is clearly the more divine way to eat them. Pick whichever way sounds like the most fun to you and indulge! ( I believe there is more flavor and less calories in the popsicles......don't ask me how that's possible......I just know it to be true in my heart.)

Creamy Frozen Fruit Cups or Popsicles

8 Ounces Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Sugar
One Can Mandarin Oranges, drained
One Can Crushed Pineapple, drained
1/2 Cup Fresh Cherries, sliced, optional (or Maraschino)
8 Ounces Whipped Cream
1/2 Cups Chopped Pecans, absolutely optional

Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add pineapple and oranges and beat slowly until combined. Fold in whipped cream and cherries....and pecans if adding them. Line muffin cups with liners. Spoon mixture into cups.
Spoon mixture into Popsicle containers.


Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. I know it will be hard to wait the 10 minutes, because it's like torture for me, but it is worth the wait!


Kuckie said...

I skip the cherries and add fresh or frozen with anything else, feel free to wing it!!!!

Kuckie said...

I also have been known to make this in a loaf pan, and then invert it on a pretty plate to slice up for a nice's so versatile!

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