PAPAYA-RASPBERRY-LIME POPS - Real Simple
1/2 Large Papaya, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 Cup Lime Juice
Pinch of Kosher Salt
4 Tbsp Sugar, Divided
12 Oz. Raspberries
Combine papaya, lime juice, salt and 2 tablespoons sugar in a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a pitcher or liquid measuring cup. Place raspberries and the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar into a blender, and puree until smooth. Divide about half of the papaya mixture among 10 3-ounce ice pop molds Top evenly with the raspberry mixture, then the remaining papaya mixture.
Insert wooden sticks and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours and up to 1 week. To unmold, dip your molds in cold water to soften very slightly, and remove the pops. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and keep it in the freezer until just before serving.
COOKIES + ICE CREAM = CREAMYCOOKIEICECREAM
It's been a hot summer, so no one is probably in the mood to do a lot of baking, but that doesn't mean we don't still love our cookies. It's easy to grab a package of Keebler, Chips Ahoy, your store brand, or Pepperidge Farms to snack on, but why not make it even more decadent by sprucing them up with ice cream?
Grab your fave cherry ice cream, smooth it out then sandwich it between two vanilla wafers for your own special treat. Or use two peanut butter cookies and add double chocolate chunk for the filling.
Decorate the ice cream with sprinkles, or m&m's or butterscotch chips. Play around with different flavors and ask the kids or guests for other unique ideas.
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