Friday, November 12, 2010

Apple Cider & Rosemary Ice Pops

First Snowfall
I had such a wonderful vision for this blog post.  Vision, as in an 'ah-ha' photog moment.  My 2 year old son, wearing the cutest Gap-like clothing, would be in our somewhat still green backyard holding a golden ice pop and I would snap the perfect autumnal shot wrapped in adorable toddler wonder. 

Boy was I wrong...needless to say I don't have the shot.  It could be because my model wouldn't hold the pop, or because he ran and hid behind the truck, or maybe it was because I relied on a two year old to cooperate period.  Oh well, I'll just share one of my favorite fall time photos instead.

Apple Cider & Rosemary Ice Pops
Makes 6

2 cups apple juice
¼ cup water
¼ cup sugar
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
1 whole clove
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
¼ tsp. vanilla extract

1. Combine first 6 ingredients in saucepan. Bring mixture to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until mixture is reduced, about 20 minutes.
2. Strain into 2 cup measuring cup; add vinegar and vanilla; cool to room temperature.
3. Pour into six 1/3 cup ice pop molds. Insert pop covers and sticks; freeze overnight.


Mama Pea said...

What a beautiful home you have!!!

Melissa said...

HaHa, thats not my home...that's a home near ISU! I just like the scene!