Longan Raspberry Peach Popsicles
Nothing said summer like Independence Day! I know you are anxious to pull out the grill and enjoy some BBQ but it is also important to stay cool and hydrated during those fun events. So we’ve created a homemade Popsicle recipe using 3 simple main ingredients ; peaches, raspberries, and Karuna’s Fruity Longan Drink.
Both peaches and raspberries are plentiful during late June early July which makes it a perfect treat in time for the holidays and pool season!
Longan Fruit (pronounced long yan rou )is a fruit native to southern China and Burma. It actually means “dragon’s eye meat” in China which is fitting because from the pictures I saw, the flesh part kind of reminds me of a small eye ball.
More Fun facts about Longan Fruit
· It helps reduce stress
· High in minerals like magnesium which is great for bone health
· Great for eyesight (I guess it looks like that for a reason)
· Rich in Iron
· Great for promoting energy for sexual activity (everyone wants that
1 cup of Karuna’s Fruity Longan drink, divided
1/2 cup of raspberries
1/2 cup of of chopped peaches
1 banana, divided
2- 4 tablespoons of natural liquid sweetener
Add raspberries, 1/2 cup of Fruity Longan drink, and half of a banana to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Take raspberry puree and pour it into a bowl. Start by adding 1 tablespoon of sweetener to your puree and if it is not sweet enough add another tablespoon. Mix well and set aside.
Gently rinse off your blender container with plain water (don’t wash) and add chopped up peaches, 1/2 cup of Fruity Longan drink, and other half of banana to blender. Blend until smooth.
Take peach puree and pour it into a bowl. Start by adding 1 tablespoon of sweetener to your puree and if it is not sweet enough add another tablespoon. Mix well and set aside
Start your assemble. This is where you can get creative. Take out your 8 Popsicle molds and get ready to assemble. Start by taking 1 tablespoon of raspberry puree and pouring it into the bottom of each mold. Then take a tablespoon of peach puree and pour that on top of your raspberry puree in each mold.
Alternate back and forth between peach and until all mold are filled and all puree is gone (or at least almost gone) This creates a natural ombre effect when your Popsicle’s freeze.
Pop in freezer overnight or at least for 4 hours. Once set carefully remove from molds and enjoy!
You do not have to create layers. If you like take all your ingredients and throw them into a blender. You will still get the same amazing taste.
This works well with any fruit of your choice.