Fresh Strawberries
Ceramic Farmers Market Baskets from Anthropologie

When strawberries are in season, I make every attempt to try every dish imaginable with them. I have always been particularly fond of the fruit, largely due to my memories of watching them flower & grow in the garden. As a girl I would help pick them, and sneak a few directly into my mouth! Now of course, I do not have a strawberry field to pluck, but I do enjoy going to the market with plenty of big juicy berries. After a few 90 degree days I decided it was time to break out my popsicle mold and put my beloved berries to work. This time, I opted to give my berries a sweet & tart spin.

 Ingredients:

  • 6oz. strawberries hulled
  • 2 peaches pitted and sliced (I left the skins on, but many people prefer them to be peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup sweetener of your choice (honey, agave, or simple syrup*)

*In a medium saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.

Cucina: Strawberry & Peach Pops
Ceramic Farmers Market Baskets & Measuring Spoons from Anthropologie, Popsicle Mold from Crate & Barrel

Instructions:

In the work bowl of a food processor (or blender) pulse strawberries and peaches until smooth, add tablespoon of lemon juice and sweetener of your choice. Pulse until well combined.

Pour mixture into Popsicle Molds or Paper cups. Place in freezer. (Note: If using paper cups allow to set before inserting Popsicle Sticks into center.)

Allow pops to freeze for a minimum of 3 hours (overnight is usually best). To remove popfrom molds, I simply run a bit of warm water over the plastic and pull the pop out! Works like a charm every time!

Homemade Strawberry & Peach Pop

Enjoy your summer treats!

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