I can’t wait for all of the summer fruits! Watermelon, peaches, nectarines. Not only are they good as is, but they make great fresh fruit popsicles. I finally found a good basket of strawberries that were sweet and ripe. Most of what I have seen in the stores have been sour, not ripened and a bit green. I have fallen in love with Paletas. It’s a Mexican frozen fruit pop and they are delicious. There are a few places around that make them fresh right in the stores. But they also come individually packaged in most stores now. I’ve had the pineapple….YUM….the lime…eh…..the watermelon….YUMmmmmmm and they even have mango….blekh, you all know how I feel about mango. UGH. But my favorite is the strawberry, OH goodness gracious. I’ve made these a few times now. I thought it was time that I shared these wonderful things with you. They are super simple. Just go get yourself a popsicle mold. You can find them anywhere. So fun to make..you will feel like a kid again.
Oh, and it’s fun to dip them half way, in some melted chocolate!!!! Yep, tastes like chocolate dipped strawberries. Or, you can dip them in vodka or rum. The alcohol freezes up on the cold popsicle and woohoo!! You have a party goin on! Yay!!! How fun would that be for your guests!
Once you get a popsicle mold, you will be using it a lot. Just imagine a fresh peach pop. Even a cantaloupe pop is good. I love those! Oh, and raspberry! Yessssssss. See what I mean?
Strawberry Fruit Pop
1 large basket of fresh strawberries, washed and stemmed
juice of half a lemon or lime
1 tblsp of sugar (if your berries aren’t very sweet) I use 1 packet of Splenda
Place everything in a food processor and give it a few pulses. I like to leave a lot of chunkies, so I don’t over-pulse. Pour or scoop the mixture into the popsicle molds. Push a stick in each mold. Freeze over night. To unmold, just run under some water for a few seconds. Pull the pop out and enjoy!
Ideas for dipping:
- dip in some melted chocolate (1 cup of chocolate chips melted with 1 tsp of coconut oil or vegetable oil)
- dip in your favorite alcohol (vodka, rum, tequila)
- quickly wet your popsicle and roll in toasted coconut
- sprinkle your popsicle with a spicy salt, like Tajin seasoning (so-ooo good)
ok, yum, yum.