Thursday, July 10, 2008

Light & Luscious--Frozen Fruit Pops

Recipe from Cottage Living magazine issue 8/2008

Blueberry pops
1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup blueberry juice
1/4 cup honey

Strawberry pops
3 cups strawberries, rinsed and hulled
1/2 cup Simple Syrup (recipe below)

Pineapple mint pops
3/4 pound pineapple chunks
4 sprigs fresh mint, stems removed
1/4 cup Simple Syrup (recipe below)

1. Process ingredients in a blender until smooth. Divide evently among 4 (5 ounce) paper or plastic drink cups and freeze. After 1 hour, insert a stick into the center of each. Freeze until completely frozen, 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

2. Remove from freezer, and let stand at room temperature 2 to 3 minutes. Remove cup, and serve immediately.

Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar

Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir constantly about 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.

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