a little taste of summer.

after a very dreary week of rain, wind, clouds and cold, it seems that summer came back; even if just for a little while. we’ve had some beautiful weather in Calgary and i’ve got to enjoy the post-work sunshine.

i stopped on my walk on wednesday in prince’s island and sat by the still side of the bow river nearest eau claire watching the ducks.

have you ever just watched a duck swim in a shallow stream? the way they dive headfirst with wild abandon looking for food, with their bums and bright orange feet left waggling up in the air?

i’ve never watched a duck before. so that’s what i did. i watched. and those ducks made me laugh. if you never have, i suggest you watch a duck sometime. not geese, though, those things are not interesting.

anywhoooo…back to the weather. when Mother Nature gives you summer, you make her popsicles!

zico raspberry mango popsicles

what better way to celebrate? just make sure to enjoy them outside in the sunshine so you can race against the melt – spice things up a bit.

my lovely dears at zico canada planted the idea in my head with a few subtle hints aka by sending me popsicle moulds and some coconut water. but i swear the rest of the recipe was all up to me.


raspberry mango coconut water popsicles
serves six

1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup fresh mango, diced
1 cup zico natural coconut water

put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
pour into popsicle moulds and free until solid – approximately 3-5 hours, or overnight.
enjoy on a hot summer day.

zico popsicles

with some sun in the forecast after the long weekend, and three more popsicles left in my freezer, you’re looking at one happy girl.

what’s your favourite fruit combination? have you ever made popsicles?