We made strawberry and banana icecreams (iceblocks?) yesterday. It's that time of year again in Brisbane, actually, it's that time of year for MOST of the year in Brisbane, except for a couple of weeks in July or August...
The strawberries are just gorgeous this time of year and cheaper than other times too. I buy up and freeze them in zip locks with their greenery removed to use in smoothies, baking or... iceblocks (icecreams?).
I must confess that I'm not a fan of bananas. Can't stand them, in fact. I'd eat fried lambs brains before I'd even contemplate taking a big SMELL of a banana. I don't know why. But, I got over most of my phobia when Tom was a baby as they are so good for kids to eat. I can actually touch and peel and cut, even MASH, bananas now... in a well ventilated room.
My brand new whizzer, a whizzin'. Gorgeous pink colour.
Rocket ships ready for the freezer. Now we play the waiting game......
5 minutes later.
Tom: 'Are they ready yet?'
Me: 'No'... and I explain, in laymans terms, the scientific process involved in turning a liquid into a solid using temperature.
7 minutes later.
Juliet walks past me with a stool, on her way to the back freezer where the iceblocks are. I explain again.
12 minutes later.
From the freezer I hear Tom: 'Uh oh.'
The contents of one of the rocket ships is now all over the freezer. Now there's three.
This went on, as you can imagine, until I successfully diverted their attention to something else.
The next day (yes, I held them off for that long) they had their iceblocks...
... and were most impressed.