Fresh strawberries blended with a bit of fresh basil, sugar and lemon juice.
Home made ice pops are awesome.
Get out your food processor or potato masher and let's get started...
I set out the ingredients, took a couple of really great shots of my mise en place, only to discover I neglected to put the memory card in my camera, grrrrrrr. Luckily I discovered it before it was too late.
The ingredients you need are strawberries, basil, sugar, lemon juice, Greek style yogurt, heavy cream and vanilla.
You don't really need a food processor or blender to make ice pops, just use a potato masher and a large enough bowl to give the fruit a good work out. Sometimes I like the fruit with a little more texture, that's where the potato masher is the best tool for the job.
the heavy cream,
and a dash of vanilla.
The mixture will be pretty thick so carefully fill your molds or cups.
Tap the mold a few times on the counter top just in case there are any air bubbles in the mold.
Yes, that's a dish cloth in the corner of the picture. I try to keep things clean and wiped up as I go. Guess I could have photoshopped it out, but I didn't. ;-)
It's easier to un-mold the pops if you run the mold under hot water for a few minutes, that melts the outside of the pop a bit. I then place the un-molded pops on a waxed paper lined baking sheet and put them back into the freezer, this re-freezes the outside of the pop; then you can bag and freeze them and they won't stick together. (hope I explained that right)
I'll be sharing more ice pop recipes in the future, I've been making them like crazy lately.
Here's the recipe for this one.
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Strawberry Basil popsicle
2 cups fresh strawberries
2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup greek style yogurt
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Put the strawberries, basil, sugar and lemon juice in a food processor and
pulse until well blended and pureed. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the
yogurt, heavy cream and vanilla. Spoon this mixtue into your popsicle molds
and freeze for 4 hours before serving.
Notes: Top 50 homemade popsicle recipes cookbook
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And that's that