It wasn’t too long ago when an old colleague of mine, and friend had sent me a message on Facebook. Being from Philadelphia, but living in Hawaii now, and I being from Wisconsin, he decided to prompt a friendly bet for an upcoming football game. The Philadelphia Eagles were playing the Green Bay Packers, and the wager was if the Packers won, I would send him some Johnsonville brats, otherwise, he would be sending us fresh pineapples from Hawaii. I typically do not bet all that much, but this was a friendly one, so I agreed. Needless to say, the Packers crushed the Eagles 53-20, and I kind of felt bad for my friend across the ocean. Regardless to say, I actually forgot about the bet, but a few days later he had sent me a message and asked for my address. Days later, some wonderful looking pineapples arrived.
I’ve never seen pineapples that have looked so awesome. I’m not kidding. They were called Maui Gold, and they were probably, hands down, the best pineapples I have ever eaten. My wife agreed as well. So at first, I was thinking of baking a pineapple upside cake, or some twist on that, but then I decided to make some pineapple popsicles as I daughter loves those types of things.
These pineapple cream popsicles are super easy to make, and are really refreshing.
Let’s get started.
- 1 whole pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup cream soda
- popsicle molds
Start by adding the pineapple, milk, and cream soda to your food processor or blender. Process to your liking. I like to keep a bit of texture in mine, but you can go as smooth as you want. Once you are ready, pour into your popsicle molds, and insert the stick.
When you are ready to serve, run a mold under warm water for about 30 seconds, then gently pull out the popsicle.
The end result is this fantastic popsicle, that is slightly creamy from the milk and cream soda, but really the pineapple shines here. Sweet, with little bits of pineapple coming through really makes for a really great post workout delight.
Now I will have to remember to wage more bets with my friend moving forward! Hope you enjoy, and thanks again for the Packers win!