I recently wrote about paletas, a delicious Latin American version of the popsicle. It’s been hot as balls in DC, so eating a frozen fruit bar is pretty much the perfect antidote to the heat. And while you should all get yourselves to the Mt. Pleasant farmers’ market to try some of the paletas from the guys at Pleasant Pops, you can also make them at home. That’s what I decided to do one night this week, mostly because our refrigerator is on the fritz but, thank god, the freezer still works.
I happened to have an overripe melon I needed to eat, but pretty much any fruit will do here. You could also add milk, yogurt, or even pudding for something richer and more evocative of Bill Cosby. I pureed my fruit, but you can mix in whole chunks for more texture. There are no creative limits here (try adding different herbs, spices, maybe even vegetables?!), so have a little fun with it.
Also, since I didn’t add any sugar, I like to wishfully think that this counts as eating a serving of fruit.