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Earlier this month the Minnetonka team found ourselves trying to stay cool in the Palm Springs sun during the first weekend of Coachella!
Each person who stopped by the Minnetonka mural received their choice of custom cool ice pop flavors including Avocado Vanilla, Mango Lime, Strawberry Lemonade and Lemon Basil.
Since hot summer temps are right around the corner The Popshop creator Emily Zaiden shared with us her recipe for Avocado Vanilla ice pops – one of the most popular flavors of the Coachella weekend!
Avocado Vanilla Ice Pops
Ingredients (Makes 10 -12 three-ounce pops)
2 ripe, unblemished Hass avocados
1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract
3 cups rice milk or nonfat milk
¾ cup sugar
Step 1 | Slice the avocados in half and remove the pits. With a large spoon, scoop out the flesh, scraping out as much of the bright green flesh near the skin as possible. This green will give the pop a creamy, earthy tone. In a blender, add the avocado, vanilla extract, milk and sugar. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and evenly mixed.
Step 2 | Pour the mixture into molds, insert handles and place in the freezer. If using sticks, insert them after 15 minutes or when the mixture is firm enough for them to stand upright. Freeze until solid, 4 to 5 hours minimum.
Wish you could try all the fun flavors listed above? Enter to win a copy of Emily’s book “Top Pops” featuring 55 recipes for all-natural frozen treats to make at home this summer plus a new pair of mocs. Click here for details!