Cool Trick: Alessandra Ambrosio Makes Fruity Ice Pops with Coconut Water

07/23/2014 at 05:09 PM ET

Alessandra Ambrosio's coconut water ice pops
Courtesy Alessandra Ambrosio/Instagram; Inset: Getty

Now that’s a pop of color!

Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio has done the impossible: created a healthy summer dessert that looks just as good as these mega-calorie treats.

“Taking a bite of this yummy goodness,” Ambrosio wrote on Instagram alongside the mouthwatering photo.

As the model explains on her blog, the portable pops are easy to make and hydrating, too. Just fill ice pop molds with any seasonal fruit of your choosing (we love Ambrosio’s blueberry, strawberry, kiwi, orange and raspberry combo), pour in enough coconut water to cover the fruit and freeze.

Basically, Ambrosio is taking the nutritious snack we never crave — a bowl of fruit and a bottle of coconut water — and turning it into the (equally nutritious) snack we want every day. Genius.

Bonus: Kids will love these, too. Are you ready to be the coolest mom on the playground?

—Michelle Ward

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Marisa Beatriz on

This idea is genius but I just don’t like the taste of coconut water

KLM on

It’s been all over pinterest for years, not exactly a ground breaking idea. Still I do this myself all the time at home and they’re great. For those who don’t like coconut water, try flavored coconut water like the mango coconut water. Much better!

gurgli on

I am so sure those sre homemade. Why try and fool us?

Hal on

Does anyone know if these would be sweet? I may have to try them out.

JAYinLA on

She “borrowed” this picture from a Norwegian blog, Green Attraction, who posted this image in July 2013. A simple reverse image search proves that in about 30 seconds. Give credit where credit is due Alessandra!

Brenda on

Portable pops? I wouldn’t want to take them too far in our Texas heat even in a cooler. That’s a lot of trouble to try to keep them frozen. Just bring the fruit instead and bottled water instead.