Recipe ReDux- Frozen Dessert

August 21, 2011

This month’s Recipe ReDux didn’t go quite as smoothly as the others.  I am known for making messes in the kitchen and on myself, but not to this extent. Sad smile  Let’s just say, I had to change clothes I was that drenched.

But you know what; the most important thing is the end result.  And trust me, I enjoyed (what was left of) this recipe even more since I worked that much harder to get it.

August’s Recipe ReDux theme is frozen desserts.  As seen (or not seen) on my blog, I haven’t dabbled much in this area.  Just another reason why I love these monthly challenges.  I sat scratching my head for quite some time, trying to conjure up the perfect frozen dessert.

I started thinking about my favorite foods, hoping I could incorporate them somehow.  Coffee, peanut butter, and bananas came to mind.  I eat/drink these pretty much everyday.  I don’t know what it is, but something about that magical combination got me thinking it would make a perfect frozen dessert.

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I simply gathered up my goods. (Ripe bananas work just fine for me.) I made a batch of coffee ahead of time (sticking it the fridge to cool).

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I threw in the blender peanut butter, banana, coffee, and a splash of milk.

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I blended the ingredients until they were silky smooth.

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Popsicle molds were the perfect vehicle.  I borrowed these darling molds from my aunt.

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I poured the mixture into the molds and attempted to put the lids on. (Insert slight set back here. Winking smile)

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Pop them in the freezer and you’re good to go!  I was beyond excited about how well these turned out!  I loved the hint of coffee flavor that you taste.  There are a grown up popsicle if you will.

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I love this dessert, because although it feels decadent, it is not calorie laden.

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To check out past Recipe ReDux’s visit my page here.

A List Of The Other Fabulous Recipe ReDuxers:

Emma Stirling – The Scoop on Nutrition
Greek Yogurt Pavlova Popsicles
Cherie Schetselaar – Grain Crazy
Blackberry Lemon Almond Torte
Emma Cutfield-The Hearty Heart
Coconut Ice, Blueberry and Cocoa, Joint Healing Dessert
Carlene Helble- Carlene’s Figments
Peanut Butter Banana ‘Ice Cream’ Sandwich
Janel Funk – Eat Well with Janel
Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream
Kat Lynch – Eating The Week
Coconut Chia-Seed Fruit Pops
Dr Barb, Nutrition Budgeteer
Simply Fruit Mango-Pineapple Sorbet
Rebecca Scritchfield – MeFirst
5-minute Frozen Peach Pie
gretchen – kumquat
chocolate "ice cream" bars
Emily Greenfield – The Nutriscientist
Honey and strawberry semifreddo
Liz Marr – Liz On Food
Peach Lavender Ice Cream
Elizabeth Jarrard- Don’t (White) Sugar-Coat It
Adult Popsicles: Frozen Boozy Treats
Regan – The Professional Palate
Frozen Samoa Pie
Liz Weiss & Janice Newell Bissex – Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen
Healthy Blueberry and Mango Snow Cones
Jessica Fishman Levinson – Nutritioulicious
Watermelon Sorbet
Alexandra Caspero- Delicious Knowledge
Mango & Coconut Popsicles
Karman Meyer- Nutrition Adventures
Coconut Ice Cream with Strawberry Puree
Yuri – Chef Pandita
Acerola Chia Lime Popsicles
EA Stewart-The Spicy RD
Luscious Lemonade Pie
Danielle Omar – Food Confidence RD
Banana Soft Serve                                                                                                                       Katie Caputo- East Meats West
Auntie Rosie’s Ice Cream Pie
Alysa Bajenaru – Inspired RD
Coffee Granita
Kara Lydon – Peace, Love, and Food
Peanut Butter Banana "Ice Cream" With Dark Chocolate
Serena Ball- Teaspoon of Spice
Splendid Key Lime Frozen Yogurt
Nicole Ferring Holovach – Whole Health RD
Peaches and Rum Ice Cream Pie
Lisa @ Healthful Sense
Peanut Butter Vanilla Soft Serve
Jackie Mills – Delicious Diabetes Cooking
Summer Fruit Popsicles
Audra Losey – Nutrition Know How
Mocha Pops
Kristina LaRue – Love and Zest
Frozen Berry Yogurt

What is your favorite frozen dessert?

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