MANGO STRAWBERRY + BLUBERRIES AND CREAM POPSICLES

2014-07-14 13.09.10

VIBES: Blood Orange “Bad Girls”

I know Im OD’ing on ice pops lately, but its summer, and theres so much great fruit. And certain ‘houseguests’  keep devouring them as soon as I make them, so theres always room for a new batch. Here are this weeks pops. Pretty, no?

MANGO + STRAWBERRY PALETAS

-2 Fresh Mangos, peeled and chopped into chunks
-Handful of strawberries sliced
-Sugar to taste
-Juice of 1/2 lime

Puree chopped Mango with lime juice and sugar. Add mixture to molds and slide the strawberry slices to the edges of the mold. Place them on the edges of the mold. Freeze for 1 hour then insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for another 3-4 hours and then unmold. Wrap in wax paper and store in freezer.

BLUBERRIES AND CREAM PALETAS

-1 pint of fresh blueberries, rinsed, stems removed
-1/4 cup of cream
-Juice of 1/2 lemon
-sugar to taste

Puree Blueberries, lemon juice and sugar in blender. Adjust sugar to desired sweetness. Note that Blueberries will freeze a bit sweeter than how they taste in the puree. Strain blueberry puree through a fine mesh sieve to remove skins. Meanwhile drizzle a bit of cream down into the sides of the molds. It should collect at the bottom. Mix remaining cream into blueberry puree, be careful not to mix too much, the streaky effect is what you’re looking for. Carefully pour mixture into molds. Mix with a chopstick or knife to get desired streaky look. Freeze for 1 hour then insert popsicle sticks. Return to freezer for another 3-4 hours and then unmold. Wrap in wax paper and store in freezer.

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