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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Pops(Popsicle)
Summer's here and so is the craving for frozen delights.The all-natural fruit Ice Pop with no artificial colors is the best thirst-quenching treat for sizzling summers.The Ice pop molds are easy to spot in stores at this time of the year.Not to worry,if Rhubarb doesn't suit your taste,make the Popsicle exclusively or with a combination of your favorite kind of berries.
(For 4 molds )
8-10 medium strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 cup rhubarb,chopped
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons water
Simmer the berries with rhubarb and water until very soft about 8-10 minutes.Puree in a blender or processor.Cool a little.Pour in the molds.Freeze for 6-8 hours.
To get the Popsicle out,dip or run under warm water,and slowly pull them out.
Strawberry-Greek Yogurt Popsicle.
Use 2 tablespoon of Greek yogurt(like Oikos) or just strain the yogurt in a muslin cloth for an hour.Prepare the puree as in the previous recipe,cool completely in fridge for 2-3 hours.Then mix the yogurt thoroughly in the chilled puree and pour in the molds and freeze.
These frozen delights are my entry Home Made #5 Ice cream and Strawberry Feast.
Beware of those vibrant artificial food colors often used in Ice pops,very pleasing for the eyes but nothing like it when its gets in your body.Sensitive kids prone to allergies and those with behavioral problems should totally avoid foods with synthetic colors.
Important Read**Why avoid the Artificial food Dye?
Hyper kids?,cut out preservatives