Marmalade ‘N’ Cream Pops + Strawberry Cheesecake Pops

Marmalade 'N' Cream Pops + Strawberry Cheesecake Pops (recipe via thepigandquill.com) #popsicleweek #popsicles #icepops #summerdessert

I know. I’ve been hitting the snooze button on blogging pretty hard lately. But if there’s anything that can raise me from my chemo-induced slumber, it’s Billy’s annual #popsicleweek, which is like the ultimate summer pool party in popsicle form, minus the part where you slink into the water as slowly as possible because holy freezing tatas, plus a hundred or so inflatable swans. Or flamingos. Or whatever hip floatie is this year’s jam. (It’s a cactus, isn’t it? Fuck.) This year, I decided to honor Chris and my fave frozen treats from childhood with grown-up, lazy-girl versions that are as simple as they are nostalgic: a sweet and pleasantly bitter Marmalade ‘n’ Cream Pop for Chris (a less-sweet riff on the two-tone flavor we both adore); and, for me, a tart and tangy Strawberry Cheesecake Pop that’s just a teensy bit more sophis than my beloved Strawberry Shortcake bar (admittedly without the squishy crumb coating, which I kinda really dig). Both treats benefit from lots of concentrated fruit flavor and one-step sweetening thanks to good ol’ jam. Jam!!! And both come together with a few whirls of the blender, easy peasy. Make one or both and feel like a kid again. … Read More

vegan pb + j popsicles // #popsicleweek!

vegan peanut butter + jelly popsicles (or ice cream) via www.thepigandquill.com | #popsicleweek #summer #recipe #vegan

It’s heeeeeeeeeeeeeere! Popsicle Week 2015, aka The One Where I Eat Allllllll the Peanut Butter. I hope your party pants are clean. If you guys have been here for a while, you might recall that Popsicle Week is an annual thing thanks in no small part to Billy over at Wit & Vinegar and his most excellent hosting skills. (Seriously, doing these group post thingies is kind of a tricky bia, so THANK YOU, BILLY. Managing a zillion hyperlinks is fersure a herding cats situation.) You can — and mosdefshould — visit Billy’s official PW page to check out the 65+ bloggers who are participating in this year’s event. You can even scroll a little further down the page to see who all made what in the 2013/2014 Popsicle Week editions. (‘Member when I made these Vegan Mexican Mocha Fudge Pops and these Strawberry Basil Ice Pops? Yep, they’re up there, too!) True to classic PB+J form, this year’s pops are sticky and messy and sweet and salty and will have you scraping the bowl and licking your fingers and thanking sweet jesus that some ancient boob decided jammy fruit and smooth, blitzed peanuts should pals around together on the regs. And while I’ll admit that … Read More

Mexican Mocha Fudge Pops (vegan) — for Popsicle Week!

In case you've been snoozing under a rocksicle, it's Popsicle Week all over the interwebs, and things are getting frenzied. Nicole made a popsicle that tastes like FREAKING THAI PEANUT SAUCE, for crying out loud. I think she might have just secured her spot as my new bff, which I'm almost certain was her intent when she was like, I'm gonna make me an ice pop that'll taste real good with some cilan-lan on top. Ok, the cilan-lan was me. But I'd like her even more if she said it. (Do it, Nicole. It's a fun time.) Should we talk about Amber? She shoved cookies all up in her lemony shiggies, and it's blowing my mind. She says it's akin to chomping on a frozen lemon bar. I mean, I guess that's cool if you like stupid rad hybrid desserts and stuff. No big deal. Tracy went the yogurt route. Seriously so pretty. Ileana SMOKED -- uh, yeah, sah-moked -- up some peaches then got all chicka-chicka-boom-boom, will there be enough room for cream? You better believe it. Erika milked, like, three cereals and stole my heart along the way. (I have nipples, Erika, can you milk me? Oh relax, itsaquotepeople!) And should we even talk ... Read More

Strawberry Basilmic Ice Pops (and POPSICLE WEEK!)

Basilmic, get it?! I worked extra hard to make that one work, you guys, getting all HTMellie up in the title. That stuff takes work, I hope you know. Also, you’re welcome. So, today I’m extra excited because IT’S POPSICLE WEEK!!!!! It’s all thanks to Billy, with Wit & Vinegar, who is championing popsicles like a fat kid champions Little Debbies. Which means A) super hard and B) with contagious fat-kid enthusiasm. And if you’re wondering, Billy is not a fat kid. He’s actually a rather lean, HILARIOUS food blogger who makes all other food bloggers feel stupendously unfunny and also completely endeared by his, uh, wit. Just don’t ask him if you can be his bestie, because I already did that, and he already said yes. Nananananana seems the right phrase for this. Under Billy’s careful coordination, 26 bloggers are creating icy treats designed to slap summer right up in its face a la Erica Kane. (Dude, Susan Lucci owns the soap slap, amiright?) Billy’s got the whole list on his site, including his own Vegan Peanut Butter Fudgesicles that probably have the Reese’s people running to dig up their money from under the tool shed. And lucky for … Read More