Monday, August 22, 2011
Strawberry Ice pops
Strawberry Ice pop or Ice candy as we call it back home was my first attempt in the kitchen at these frozen treats. I recently got hold of a book dedicated entirely to ice pops, shaved ice and aguas frescas, its called Paletas by Fany Gerson.
When I first checked out the recipes I couldnt believe my eyes how could I have not known this before! They are totally worth the little if any, effort, needed to have perfect homemade ice pops. Its so much better than store bought once because I can control the sugar, plus I can be sure its 100% fruits and not loaded with artificial flavors and coloring.
1 cup strawberry hulled
2 tbsp sugar
1/8 cup water
1 tsp lemon juice
Let the strawberries sit with the sugar for 15 mins, boil them for about 5 mins along with the water. Let it cool and then give it a quick pulse with the lemon juice in the blender(leave some strawberry chunks dont grind it too fine).
Pour it into molds and freeze for about 4-5 hours.
To unmold: I dip the mold in a cup of warm water for about 10 secs. I then pull the ice pop by the stick from the mold, it comes off easily.
Now all you got to do is sit back and enjoy every bit of that strawberry ice pop :)