Friday, July 10, 2009

Cool It Now: Strawberry Pops

My sister and I were Popsicle kids when we were growing up. I remember sitting in the shade during the hot Texas summer pushing our pop-ices up from their plastic casings with such refreshing enjoyment. We'd end up sucking the leftover juice out of the packaging because they seemed to melt within seconds of hitting our hands. If you were inventive, you'd blow air into the casing much like a balloon, throw your head back and allow the sweet juice to trickle into your mouth and down your throat.

We were such frozen treat connoisseurs and enjoyed all different kinds. We considered the creamsicles a very special treat. My favorite was the orange flavor. It was especially exciting when my mom filled dixie cups with juice and we'd chomp on homemade ice pops. And when the ice cream truck pulled in front of our house I opted for a berry cream popsicle in the shape of a foot that sported an embedded bubblegum toenail.

These Strawberry Pops may not be cream filled or may not even have a bubblegum toenail, but it is perfect for any kid...or any kid at heart.

Strawberry Pops
fills 8-3oz. molds

1 1/2 pint of strawberries
1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
1/3 c. water
  1. Pulse the strawberries, confectioners sugar and water in a food processor until pureed but still has some chunks remaining. Pour half of the mixture in a bowl.
  2. Puree remaining mixture until smooth. Add to bowl and stir the two mixtures together. Pour into popsicle molds or paper cups. Freeze until solid (8 hours.)
Have any remaining strawberry mixture...then you've got to do this:Pour it over ice cream...SO GOOD!!!

7 comments:

The Burgess' said...

I will make those this weekend! I made a strawberry/blueberry cobbler and with the remaining mixture, I puree'd, added sugar and a splash of orange juice and made a mixed fruit ice cream sauce!!! So good!!!

Bunny said...

Oh these look good, I bet my big kid ( hubby ) would love these, he's a Popsicle nut!

Gloria said...

I love your strawberry Pops look awsome and nice! xGloria

Aimée said...

Ohh, I need a bowl of ice cream right NOW after reading this! Love that shot of the strawberry sundae.

Kristen said...

I usually make "pops" in the summer but have yet to do it this year. This looks like a great recipe to use!Your photos make me want one right now!

Heather said...

those look so yummy!

Sophie from Sophies Foodie files said...

Lovely pops they are,...

MMMMMMMMM,...lovely to enjoy to cool down in the hot summer!