Mango yogurt popsicles {Helados de mango y yogurt}

Yogurt mango smoothie popsicles

En Español
It’s time for a refreshing summer popsicle recipe, these simple mango yogurt popsicles are made with plain yogurt, ripe mangoes, and honey to taste. These creamy fruit popsicles are inspired by the traditional batidos de yogurt that you find in Ecuador, and you can easily make them with any fruit or mix of fruits that you prefer. I used plain yogurt and honey to sweeten the popsicles, but you can also use sweet vanilla yogurt instead – no need to add additional sugar or sweetener in that case. For a an option with no added sugar or honey, you could add ripe bananas in place of the honey or sugar. [read more]

Simple chocolate cake

Simple chocolate cake with berries

En Español
This chocolate cake is the main cake that my mom would make when I was a kid. Like most kids, I loved licking the batter mixing spoon and scraping every single last bit of the frosting. Just the smell of it in the oven and the first bite bring me back to those good old days. When I was going to elementary school in Ecuador, it was customary that the 6th graders (which used to be the final grade of elementary or escuela primaria) would work throughout the year to raise money, which would be used to go on an end of the year trip. Obviously the more money you raised, the better the quality of the trip. One of the main activities we did to raise funds for our end of the year trip was to sell food and snacks during school recess. Our school hours were from 7:15am to 12:30pm (lunch was eaten at home) with a 30 minute recess. My mom would make this chocolate cake when it was our turn and it always sold out completely. In addition to school events, my mom also made this cake for birthday parties, get togethers with friends, and more. I’ll admit that I was lazy growing up and because my mom made it so frequently, I never really paid attention or learned how to make it. So, of course I thought it would be more complicated to make this chocolate cake than it actually is – it turns out that it’s so easy, you don’t even need a mixer and I’ve already started teaching my 9 year old how to prepare it. [read more]

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