Friday, July 24, 2015

Rosie Makes Berry Good Fruitsicles.

 I'm standing in front of the opened refrigerator,
wanting some food,
and all I see is ingredients.

I see blueberries, blackberries,
strawberries,  raspberries, and a big carton of plain Greek yogurt.
I believe I have the pickin's for a perfect Dessert Storm.
I'm making fruitsicles.

 Rosie's Fruitsicles
 3 cups fresh berries
I used strawberries and raspberries in one set of 'sicles
and blackberries and blueberries in the other.
juice and zest of 1 lemon
3 TB honey or sugar (or combination thereof)
1 32-oz. carton plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
Simple syrup:
1 1/4 cups water
 1 1/4 cups sugar

Make the simple syrup:
Combine water, sugar, and lemon peel
in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil,
 stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Reduce to a simmer and cook 4-5 minutes.
Remove peel and reserve.
Set pan in freezer to cool simple syrup.

Combine berries with lemon juice and sugar and/or honey.
Mince candied lemon peel and add to berry mixture.
Let sit at least 30 minutes to develop the juices.

When the simple syrup is cool,
whisk it and the vanilla into the yogurt.

Place berries and juice in a processor and pulse a few times.

Assemble fruitsicles:
Alternately pour yogurt mixture and berry mixture 
into popsicle molds.
Leave a little room at the top to allow for expansion.
 Be careful peeling the lemon.
You don't want any of the bitter pith (white part).

 After making the simple syrup,
pull out the candied lemon and mince.

Add candied minced peel to the fruit.
  So pretty!

 I wanted just a hint of vanilla flavor.

 Whisk in the simple syrup.

 Fill popsicle molds. 

 And freeze.
This recipe makes enough
for twelve popsicles and ... 
 ... and four popsicle condoms.

 Each popsicle is unique.
You can swirl the fruit into the yogurt.

Or you can just shove it in there.

These were berry, berry good.


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