Summer is officially over. However, since we are still experiencing warm weather in the afternoon, I thought of enjoying it by having something refreshing while welcoming fall and take pleasure in the season’s bounty: Pumpkin.
It was a busy day the other day, but I still decided to make Pumpkin Spice ice candy for my boys. It didn’t cross my mind if I have ice candy bags. Well, I found out too late. So, I had this bowl of pumpkin spice mixture sitting in my kitchen that I didn’t know what to do with. I was thinking of using Ziploc bags, but it would look too boring. That’s when it hit me: ice cube trays. A great alternative if you don’t have ice candy bags, Popsicle mold or other kitchen gadgets for making frozen treats.
Above, is the pumpkin spice ice candy I made last year. I meant to post it, but didn’t get around to it until I misplaced my note in the process of packing our belongings for our “supposed” relocation plan. So, I tried making it again this year just in time for fall season where pumpkin is the favorite component for making recipes.
This is really easy-to-make frozen treats; just mix and fill; freeze and enjoy. How’s that for easy! 😀
- 1 can (15 oz. /425 g) solid pack organic pumpkin puree
- 1 can (12 oz./ 354 ml) Evaporated milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 dashes of ground nutmeg
- 1 Tablespoonful Jell-O pumpkin spice pudding and pie filling
- 1/2 cup organic sugar
Whisk all ingredients in a large bowl until well-combined.
For Ice Candy: Fill the bags 2/3 to 3/4 full of the pumpkin mixture. Gather the end of the candy bag and twist then tie. Freeze overnight.
For Ice Cube Treat: Fill the cubes with pumpkin mixture. You can make it plain or add toppings of your choice.
I added butternut squash mixture (I’m going to use for the other recipe I had in mind), Oreo cookies, grapes, and coconut. I wanted to add apple pie topping, but I didn’t have any. So, I settled on what I have on hand.
Don’t forget to get your children involved when making these treats, especially at birthday parties.
Having them make their own ice cube treat will get them very excited. 😀 You can do this at the beginning of the party then freeze it. They have something to look forward to eating at the end of the party. 😀
You can serve it in a bowl or a glass just like how you serve ice cream. How cute is this!
Now, I have these delicious homemade frozen treats that I can make ahead of time for my boys to enjoy even without ice candy bags. 😀
Tip: You can make different flavors and freeze them. You can use them for making smoothies rather than just plain ice. The consistency is silkier.
Have fun making these. You don’t have to wait for summer to make these cute, delicious snacks. If ice cream is available all year long, why not ice candy or ice cube treat? 😀
Have a beautiful day! ❤
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