Avocado Popsicles

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Dear Avocados,

Oh, dear avocado, why can’t I quit you? You are simply irresistible to me. Every time I pass you at the store I cannot help but buy three of you. I place you on my counter next to the bananas, who grow old and spotty as you disappear as fast as you’re purchased.

See, I used to hate you. Loathe. And then I tried you and it was love at first bite. It started out simple. I put you in salads and mixed you with salsa. Once a week we’d eat an avocado.

But then you became this little nagging voice in my head. “Doooooooroooothhhhyyyy,” you’d call out to me. Enticing. Calling me. My siren song.

Before long I was putting you in as many meals as I could. Substituting you for cheese whenever we ate tacos, which became increasingly often. Making turkey-bacon-avocado sandwiches. Putting you in pasta.

And then…then….you took me to the dark side.

Dessert.

Oh, avocado. First I turned you into a frosting. A sweet, green frosting that shocked everyone who saw you.

Then my friend Jocelyn made you into ice cream. And, oh, was I smitten.

I have so many ideas in my head for you, avocado. Too many.

And then one day I saw an article in People magazine. A little picture of you, dressed as a popsicle.

And not five minutes later I was unearthing my popsicle maker and turning you into one of the sweetest, fruity, and yummiest popsicles ever.

Who knew that mixing you with sugar and vanilla and lime could make you so addicting?

Who knew that my daughter would devour your popsicle without even wondering why it was green?

Oh, avocado. You and I, we were meant to be BFFs.

Thanks for the good times. Please don’t ever leave me.

Love, your #1 fan,

Dorothy

Avocado Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Heat sugar and water in a medium saucepan over low heat until sugar is completely melted. Cool completely.
  2. Mash avocado with an avocado masher, mashing out as many lumps as possible. Add lime juice and mash some more. Whisk in vanilla and sugar water. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until hardened. (Makes about 5 regular sized popsicles.)
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(Adapted from People Magazine)

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Comments

  1. I have a bowl full of avocados just waiting to be turned into something yummy…I think this is it! What a cool idea, I cannot wait to try it!

  2. I love that avocados are your siren song…and these popsicles! I’ve seen so many sweeter avocado recipes, and I definitely just need to eat a little less guacamole and make these!

  3. holy cow! totally stealing this recipe:)

  4. I have an avo ice cream recipe on my site (no ice cream maker, just the Vita) and it’s one of my highest viewed recipes ever thanks to pinterest in large part :) But if people only realized how good and creamy frozen avo is, they’d try it. I know you know this already!

  5. Now this, I would never have thought of. It would be great if you would link this in to my Avocado edition of Food on Friday!

    I linked in spicy mince lettuce cups to Live.Laugh. Rowe’s linky party. Have a great week.

  6. These are so intriguing! I love avocado but have been too afraid to put them in desserts! These might be my baby steps…. Thanks :)

  7. Avocados are the BEST! must go to the dark side and eat avocado desserts! stealing this recipe idea!

  8. Wow, I must try these! I’ve had avocado frosting, but I haven’t ventured any further into the world of avocado desserts.

  9. A while ago, I made an Avocado Ice Cream. I loved it, but the rest of my family was “meh”. They don’t know any better. I love avocados. I could eat 2-3 of them as guacamole, and call it a complete meal. These sound awesome.

  10. Once, when we lived in California years ago, we went to the Avocado Festival in Carpinteria and had everything (I mean everything) with avocado in it–including ice cream. It’s wonderful and so healthy for you–not to mention what a beautiful color! Great recipe, XOXO

  11. Okay, now you made me regret not trying this at your house! Hope you have some left because now I want one forreals. My love affair with avocado needs to grow darker, beyond the usual salads/guac/sandwich placement. Take me to the dark side, Dorothy!

  12. Is it ridiculous that the first thing I thought was, “this needs tequila?”

    Oh shoot, alcohol doesn’t freeze, right? Or does it?

  13. I have to try these Popsicles. I have some Amazon gift cards burning a whole in my pocket and I think Popsicle molds are now a must have.

  14. Seriously laughing my head off over here…I LOVE YOUR LETTER!!! I could have written this exact same thing:-) I eat avocados all the time. Love the green stuff way too much!!!! I love that you turned them into fun lime avo popsicles…you are awesome:-)

  15. Amazing! Who woul have thought something so simple would be so delicious? You are the avocado queen, and I love you for i!

  16. cool! so what’s it taste like?? love the color!

  17. I’m with Jocelyn …. That was so funny! I might try to sneak them past my kiddos! ;)

  18. These look delicious! I never thought of putting avocado in popsicles but now I might have to because I love them too! Thanks for sharing :)

  19. yup, avocados are irresistible to me right now too Dorothy! This popsicles are so unique!

  20. I too love avocados! Those look delish and so easy! Plus I love your traditional pop shapes! Reminds me of being a kid! Hello from Mom on a time out hop!

  21. Yes, yes, YES! You are my hero. I can’t wait to try this recipe. And avacado frosting?? I may have just died a little from being too excited.

    Found you from Live Laugh Linky Thursday! & so excited that I did find you :)

    Mar
    http://www.RaisingBean.com

  22. I need this in my life, stat! Love, love, love these!

  23. Wow, these look great!

  24. Oh, avocados are my siren song too. Only I haven’t baked anything with them, because I can’t stop eating them basically plain! (Just a little salt and lime) LOVE this idea!

  25. After making Avocado brioche (using the avocado instead of butter), I’m still amazed seeing all these “weird” recipes using avocado.
    But I LIKE IT
    This is something I’d love to try.

  26. My nephew sells avacado popsicles for an independent popsicle shop here in Cincinnati. I could never envision what an avocado pop would look like! Thank you for not only giving me this picture, but also for the recipe and the extreme urge to have an avocado pop right now!!! This is gorgeous!

  27. Oh my word I’ve NEVER heard of avacado in any of these things… how intriguing! So, if you say so… ;) I’ll give it a try!

  28. Yum! And healthy-ish??? Maybe. Knowing me, I’d try to sub the sugar with something else.
    These would be great with a green-themed party. (For some reason, “ninja turtle” popped into my head when I saw the picture.)

  29. I just recently found out that I am allergic to Avocados! I always thought it was normal to have your lips turn slightly numb and tingly when eating the green goodness. Still wont stop me from eating it either… LOVE IT!
    I need to try these popsicles, I have been wanting to create an avocado frozen yogurt! Yum!

  30. WHAT! I want one please! Dorothy you need to change your blog name it crazy for avocado. Just a suggestion. Haha! These look so good.. oh my.

  31. That sounds delicious! I had some guacamole today and it was delicious!

  32. YUM!

  33. You crack me up. I admit I’m totally curious as to what they taste like!

  34. Haha, nice post! Sounds delicious too! Wonder how it would work with honey and stevia?

  35. That’s crazy and awesome. I would have never dreamed of using avocado in a popsicle. I think I must try it.

  36. Cute post, Dorothy:) I love avocados too, which started when I lived near my sister who had a thriving avocado tree! I have made avocado pie many times and it is very tasty! Forgive me if I’ve already told you that. Your popsicles look amazing and I’m sure they are.

  37. ok. I feel like I already commented, but I don’t see it anywhere, so at the risk of looking dumb and repeating myself, I’m going to comment again…..

    These actually look awesome! The frosting and the ice cream scared me, but I can actually imagine these tasting good! Which makes me second guess the ice cream and the frosting. Except I really do think I’d have to have the lime. That seems to be the clincher for me :)

  38. These popsicles look amazing! I think avocado just adds creaminess or moisture to whatever it’s put in. Plus, it has a mild taste that takes on whatever flavor you add to it. I never considered avocado frosting, but why not?! I just saw a recipe for avocado zucchini bread. Yum!

  39. woah ! I’ve gotta try this

  40. I think I would like these…thanks for sharing.
    http://gangi-homecooking.blogspot.com

  41. These look and sound so yummy I must try them and report back. Stopping by from the Live Laugh link party

  42. Love your avocado posts! I married an avocado farmer in California and raised 4 kids on the ranch…now our kids are working with us too! Hoping you look for California avocados in your stores…and if you can’t find them, order some from our farm! http://www.CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com. I’m going to keep following your avocado adventures!
    Mimi Holtz recently posted..Avocado and Pistachios: Breakfast or Lunch?My Profile

  43. You should be the new spokesperson for the california Avocado board! Hey dorothy, where did you get those popsicle molds from?

  44. Hi. I would love to try these but I was wondering what can I use to replace the sugar and still have the amazing taste? And in what quantity? Thanks!

  45. Georgina Kovacik says:

    When I was growing up in Mexico, we use to drive to a ranch that my parents’ friends had, in the way we would stop in a small village to buy Popsicles and they had avocado Popsicles and I loved them, that was maybe 25 years ago and I haven’t had one since, I am so excited to have come across this recipe and to have all the ingridients in hand! I am making this today! Thanks!

  46. I am so with you! I adore avocados like none other….and it honestly seems to make everything better!!
    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling recently posted..Banana Split Dump CakeMy Profile

  47. Made these today & was pleasantly surprised. . Amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  48. wow!!!!!!!!!!!wow!!!!!! i have stumbled on treasure!! an Avocado Popsicle!!!
    oh you have done it all my hands are just shaken in excitement can’t wait to get to the market to get
    more avocados to try this recipe!! i never won’t to stumble but i’m glad i stumble on you!!!! (avocado Popsicle)

    Thank you again!

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