Banana Split Ice Pops Recipe For National Banana Split Day

August 25th is National Banana Split Day, celebrating an iconic sundae invented in 1904 by a 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist in Pennsylvania. In those days, pharmacies contained soda fountains, and it wasn’t unusual for a junior pharmacist to fill in as a soda jerk*. He made the sundae in a long dish called a boat (hence…
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RECIPE: Blueberry Ice Pops For National Blueberry Popsicle Day

[1] Puréed blueberries, perked up with a bit of lemon juice (photo © Will Cook For Smiles). [2] Make a creamy blueberry pop with yogurt or non-dairy milk (photo © A Healthy Life For Me). Here’s the recipe with almond and coconut milks; the recipe for a yogurt pop is below.   September 2nd is…
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RECIPE: Tequila Watermelon Ice Pops

We’ve got watermelon left over from July 4th, so today we’re juicing it and transforming it into ice pops—with tequila, thanks to this recipe from LoveAndOliveOil.com. Here’s the whole story. Check out the site’s many beautiful recipes. RECIPE: TEQUILA WATERMELON ICE POPS Ingredients For 6 Pops 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 cup…
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FOOD HOLIDAY & RECIPE: National Creamsicle Day & A Creamsicle Cake

Many foods—from yogurt thousands of years ago, to cream cheese, fudge, ganache, ice cream soda and Toll House Cookies in the late 19th/early 20th century—were invented as the result of happy accidents. The Popsicle, first of the “sicle” ice cream novelties, was no different.     THE HISTORY OF THE POPSICLE & THE CREAMSICLE In…
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