Strawberry Cheesecake Icicles during Vacations

Parenting is hard. And just when you think you are over the hurdles of that age, just when you begin appreciating how big, beautiful and smart your children are becoming, just when you start taking pride in that progress card, holidays happen.

Murphy and Parenting.

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My children still wake up at 6 am, which is not a good thing during vacations for the welfare of the entire family.

Learning that they are bored just after breakfast is over, is not the kind of information any parent wants to deal with on any morning.

Realising it is just 8:49 a.m. on a Monday morning, and they can snort like pigs while crying and that it is just the first day of the holiday

That, parents, is a game changer.

Of course I prepared.

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But, preparing for anything as parents is just like pre-production of a film.
Anything that can go wrong, will.

So to buy time, day two was spent at the eye hospital. It helps to keep them off the screens for a day or two because of the dilation, and for another few days because the memories of dilation are fresh and easy to refresh. The conversations at the hospital brought out the fact that my children are being troubled by thoughts of cold (read freezing) sweet edibles.

Oh my puppies! You want it, you have to work for it!

And we came back home and got to work. Not too much work Strawberry Cheesecake Icicles are, but I can stretch things just to keep them engaged for a while.

  • 250 gm Strawberries
  • 250 gm Cottage Cheese
  • 1 cup Fresh Cream
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

VEGAN OPTION

  • 250 gm Strawberries
  • 250 gm Tofu
  • 1 cup Fresh Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup Seedless Dates soaked in Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

Put everything in the mixer and churn till it turns into a smooth consistency. To kill time:

– Put things in one at a time, churning for a few seconds longer at each stage.
– Make the children taste the mixture at each stage and have a short discussion on it.

Pour this mixture into moulds and let it set overnight.

Put some ice cream sticks and you have popsicles.

Let me warn you, the choice of moulds tends to be an activity in itself.
So it can be done a day in advance.
Such benefits.

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