Casa de Campo inspired Popsicles
There’s no escaping the heat this summer. Instead of hiding in the air conditioning enjoy the easy breezy late summer days with my Popsicle recipes! All three of these recipes are inspired by Casa de Campo, one of the Leading Hotels of the World and the place I’m lucky enough to call home (where I grew up and where my family still lives)!
All of these recipes will make enough for at least 4 Popsicles, how many more will depend on the size of the popsicle mold you use. If you do happen to have any extra just put it in a glass and sip it! They are just as delicious as blended drinks!
The literal translation of this very popular Dominican drink is “to die dreaming”. Probably because if you happen to be sipping this while enjoying a beautiful Dominican sunset you will think you have died and gone to heaven.
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
Blend everything together, pour into a popsicle mold and freeze overnight.
Chinola is the Dominican ‘Passion Fruit’ and even though it is sour on its own it is used to make a very popular lemonade like drink with water and a ton of sugar. It’s delicious! This version is made a little lighter and spraklier with the addition of Proseco. This is a great recipe to serve at a summer cocktail party for a fun twist.
- 1 cup water
- the juice of 1 large lime
- 2 chinolas/passion fruits
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup Proseco
Freeze any leftovers in an ice cube tray and serve in a champagne flute with Proseco or another sparkling wine.
Mango is my very favorite summer fruit. Sweet and delicious, you can find mango trees all over the Dominican Republic and they are just as delicious eaten alone or whipped into a milk shake. This recipe is a healthy version of a decadent mango smoothie and just as delicious.
- 1 large mango
- 1/4 cup full fat plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
If you love mango as much as I do you’ll want to make a double batch and enjoy it as a smoothie while you wait for the popsicles to freeze.
Do you have a favorite fruit or drink that you want me to turn into a healthy popsicle? Just post it in the comments section and I’ll make you a signature popsicle!