Growing up, I would play A LOT of N64 games. It was basically an after school ritual for me — I’d come home, eat a snack and then immediately become glued to the television and my console.
One of my favorite games is Super Smash Brothers. I would play hours on end and when I returned to school the next day, I’d jump into these deep discussions about why I thought Kirby was a really awesome character to play. I mean, c’mon, he basically can steal anyone’s special! Plus, that ↓ special? HE TURNS INTO A ROCK TO CRUSH HIS ENEMIES!
Because I enjoyed playing Kirby so much in Smash, I eventually rented a copy of Kirby 64 from Blockbuster. Yeaaaah, that was quite a while ago.
Admittedly, I still don’t know what Kirby is. I just know that he’s a happy little dude who LOVES to eat. So, I’m sure he would appreciate having his imaged turned into a tasty popsicle!
- 1/2 cup of strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups of almond milk
- 1 scoop of Quest Banana Cream protein powder
- 1 scoop of Quest Strawberries & Cream protein powder
- 2 tablespoons of white chocolate, melted
- 8 sliced almonds
- a few drops of blue food dye
Prep time for this takes about 10 minutes. Chill time for this is about 6 – 8 hours. Decorating time is about 15 minutes. This makes 4 servings.
Each serving contains: 11g of Protein, 1g of Fat, and 1g of Net Carbs
You will need a round ice popsicle maker for this recipe.
- Combine your protein powders with almond milk in a blender. It should have a fairly thick consistency (think pudding!).
- Reserve two of your strawberries, and slice the rest. The remaining two will be used to make the mouth and the blush.
- Add your sliced strawberries to your protein mix. Blend the strawberries into the mix.
- Heat your white chocolate until it melts. Carefully add 2 drops of blue food coloring. Stir the food coloring into the chocolate.
- Dip the end of an almond slice into the white chocolate. This will create the blue part of Kirby’s eyes. Repeat this step for 7 more almond slices.
- Let the chocolate on the almond dry.
- Add more blue food coloring to the white chocolate. You’ll want the chocolate to be as dark as possible.
- Using a toothpick or a chopstick, gently drizzle the dark chocolate above the blue part of the almond. Be sure to leave a white space at the top. Allow the chocolate to dry for about 5 minutes.
- Remove your popsicles from the freezer and take them out from their molds.
- Slice your strawberries and cut out shapes to create Kirby’s mouth (basically cut out a “D”) and blush.
- Dampen the back of the almonds and strawberries with water. Then, lay your popsicle horizontally (I used a mug to hold up mine) and adhere the almonds and strawberries to the pops.
- Place the popsicle back in the freezer for 2 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer and eat!
Ta-da! It’s KIRBY! GG WP.
Now you’ve got this portable Kirby to nibble on during the warm summer days!
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