September 13, 2012 by Emily Pergament
Last night the Emily invention machine was at work in our kitchen, as she worked her magic with the ingredients she found in the fridge. Since we do not stock ingredients in our fridge (this is not an ingredient, its a finished masterpiece, though its leftovers were indeed in the fridge until I happily inhaled them tonight), she had very little to work with. Specifically, there was:
- some different Greek yogurt flavors
- grapefruit juice
- cocoa powder
Click here for the full post, but suffice it to say that she mixed them in a bowl – two cocoa greek yogurt pops and two grapefruit greek yogurt pops – and poured the ensuing glop into the new popsicle toys she bought at Bed Bath and Beyond.
After freezing for 24 hours, it was time to try the grapefruit popsicle as an appetizer/dessert before I dug into the aforementioned jerk chicken (which was great with mayo and blue cheese on a sandwich by the way).
Here is Emily before we tasted them. Filled with so much hope and optimism. So much pride. The popsicle had all the signs of a delicious ice treat. Of course Emily made me actually try it first, as we see here:
It wasn’t terrible. This is a pretty good compliment here. Remember, Greek yogurt is incredibly healthy for you, and is packed with protein and vitamins. But it tastes like sour cream, albeit this one with a slight lemon tinge. The texture was fine in this protein pop, and the grapefruit taste did come through as I worked my way down.
Don’t be fooled by the picture. This was a staged smile. Again, it wasn’t bad, I just didn’t really want to eat it. I definitely encourage everyone to try the recipe though, and maybe add sugar. That will diminish its health qualities, but it will still be protein packed if not as low calorie. I will leave you with Emily’s face – this one completely unstaged – as she does a fantastic McKayla Maroney.
Emily is not impressed.