Homemade Mango Popsicles
Local health guru Jules Aaron's Fiery shares her recipe for fiery mango pops.
Can a frozen poolside treat be boozy and also boast health benefits? The answer is yes, according to Jules Aron, local wellness guru and author of Zen and Tonic: Savory and Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker (Countryman Press, $24.95). With the philosophy that it’s okay to imbibe on occasion, Aron incorporates antioxidants to offset alcohol. In this tropical popsicle, sweet mango and rum balance the hint of heat from jalapeño and turmeric, which imparts its anti-inflammatory properties. (julesaron.com)
Fiery Mango Pops
(makes 4 pops)
6 oz. rum
2 1⁄2 cups frozen mango chunks
1 (1⁄2-inch long) red jalapeño pepper
1 tsp. ground turmeric or 1 (1⁄2-inch) piece fresh turmeric
Juice of 1 orange
2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice and blend once more. Pour into popsicle molds, add popsicle sticks, and freeze for 4 hours.