We have had the weirdest weather this year. Last week it was cold and our local mountains got snow. Snow! In Southern California? In MAY?
This weeks forecast? Temperatures in the 90’s. It’s crazy! I don’t know whether to make soup or ice-cream!
Since it is heating up again, I decided to dust off the popsicle molds. I thought I’d make a sweet and spicy popsicle. This way, we get something spicy that warms you up AND cools you down all at the same time. It’s the best of both worlds, right?
These popsicles bring a lot to the party. A pool party would be perfect! Or any summer shindig really. Did I just say shindig? Good golly! My southern roots are showing today. So are the gray ones on my head, but let’s not talk about those right now.
The secret blend of fruits in these popsicles are the ever popular Mango, pairing with tart Feijos and some extra heat from the Shishito peppers! Did you know peppers are technically a fruit? Since the seeds are on the inside, all peppers, from mild to blow-your-mind-hot, are actually fruit. So are: tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, pumpkins, olives, eggplant, peas and squash! Brings a whole new meaning to fruit salad, doesn’t it?
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that there is a little bit of spicy tequila in these popsicles either. These are definitely not for the little ones in your house. You can make them without the tequila though, just replace it with some mango juice and let the kids enjoy them too!
Now who’s ready for a summer party? I know I am!!
Thanks to my friends at Melissa’s Produce for the Shishitos and Feijoas used in this recipe! The tequila? That was all mine.