I was walking around my favorite store: IKEA. I came across these cute popsicle molds (below). I have never made home made popsicles so when I got home I decided to see what I could mix together to make some with. I found pumpkin and a few other ingredients. With the weather getting cooler I thought this MIGHT be a good idea! I mixed the ingredients and cooked them. Before I could pour it into molds the kids were already in the kitchen wondering what smelled so good and wanted to try it. Turns out even the unfrozen juice is delicious and taste like autumn!
I figure making these and the kids loving them is a big WIN!! There is sugar, but it is brown sugar. Pure cane sugar would have worked wonderfully too. Plus, they have pumpkin… lots of vitamins there AND they are cow’s milk free.
Oh… and they are 2 points plus each on weight watchers! Really they calculate at 1.333 points plus… but who’s counting? 😀
1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk Unsweetend (can use usweetend to save calories)
1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree (canned or fresh)
1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar (can use truvia or splenda or other sugar)
1/2 TSP cinnamon and/or other pie spice
1) Mix all ingredients in a pot and cook on stove until almost boiling (just enough to melt the sugar and thouroughly mix the ingredients)
2) Pour into popsicle molds
3) Freeze for 2 hours or until set
Makes 6 popsicles with a little juice left over. It could be easily doubled.
Come back and tell me what you think of the recipe and if you added anything!