A Crespo Organic Kitchen Cooking Class
Class Description: Get your kids in the kitchen to learn to make naturally sweetened mango popsicles. We will “kiddify” our usual mango education, showing them how to cut mangoes using “the mango hack” but stick around because your kids will need an adult present. (Trust us, you’ll probably learn something, too). Note: We don’t use much sugar in this class. The kids will undoubtedly love them just the way they are. Also, it doesn’t matter if you have popsicle molds or not (if not, any old [clean] ice cube tray or cleaned yogurt cups will do), but we do recommend buying an inexpensive set online. They are so much fun for kids, and it may encourage them to eat more fresh fruit.
Recipes to be Made: Mango & Coconut Dreamcicles; Strawberry-Mango Paletas
Date: Sunday, July 11th
Time: 2:00 PM CST
Location: VIRTUAL! Watch on Instagram live or follow along on Zoom!
Participate Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 812 5127 7625
Watch Live on Instagram @CrespoOrganic
Class Notes: There is some prep work needed for this class so check out the PRE-CLASS NEEDS Photo on this post for all the details plus the full ingredient list you will need!
Recipes for the Class
Mango & Coconut Dreamsicles
Makes 6-8 popsicles
2 cups Mangoes, peeled & chopped
(about 2 mangoes)
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
½ cup water
½ cup honey
juice of 1 lime
Combine the mangoes, coconut milk, water, honey, and lime juice in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour mixture into Popsicle molds of choice. Freeze until solid, approximately 8 hours. To release dreamsicles. Pop the bottom of the molds under arm water for a brief second or two.
Strawberry & Mango Paletas
Makes 6-8 popsicles
1 cup finely chopped strawberries
½ teaspoon lime zest
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water, plus another ¼ cup
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups ripe mangoes, cubed
¼ cup lime juice
In a small saucepan, combine the strawberries, lime zest, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for a few minutes, letting the strawberries get slightly thick. Remove from heat and add the salt. Allow the strawberries to cool completely.
Puree the mangoes together with the lime juice and remaining ¼ cup of water until totally smooth.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of the mango mixture into the bottom of a popsicle mold and then add about 2 tablespoons of the strawberry mixture atop the mango mixture. Fill (almost to the top) the reaming space in the molds with mango mixture. Use a wooden skewer or knife to swirl the layers together, just a little. Insert the wooden popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 5 hours until totally solid. Put the molds under hot water for a few moments to loosen them to get the popsicles out.
This class will be taught by:
Nissa Pierson is a noted herb expert and founder of Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center. A cooking instructor, food writer and recipe developer with over 25 years’ experience, Nissa travels the globe in search of food and cultural knowledge while working with small growers in her produce consultancy business. She specializes in sustainable, organic, fair trade and local agriculture. She writes about fresh herbs on her blog MyHerbalRoots.com and educates consumers about organic mangoes. Find her UnderTheMangoTree.CrespoOrganic.com