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The Great No-Stick Popsicle Hack

This is the first hot summer 2015 suggestion in a RED Hearts series of seasonal recipes – things you can cook or bake, usually healthy things, always easy things – for the people you heart! Served up by Erika Kwee, 24, “the baker, photographer and typo-maker” behind vegetarian food blog The Pancake Princess.

There aren’t many things better than a cold popsicle on a steamy summer day—unless said popsicle is far from your hand, say, a sweltering six miles away tucked inside a grocery freezer.

Lucky for those who find themselves frozen treat-on-a-stick-less this summer, my brilliant friend created a superfast hack for three-ingredient fruity popsicle bowls. She served them as a perfect light dessert after an indulgent dinner of lobster mac ‘n cheese. But I immediately put them into my afternoon snack rotation (and my summer is better for it). Yours will be too.

The bowls are this easy: Add ½-1 cup frozen mixed fruit (grapes and cherries are especially good) to a bowl. Pour in a splash of almond milk (or milk of your choice), only enough to barely submerge the fruit. Wait a minute or three for the milk to firm up into a slushy, icy consistency around the fruit. Then top with a drizzle of maple cream (highly recommended!) or honey.

Enjoy right away…and you may never seek your summer desert on a stick again.

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