The kids wanted a fruit pop today, and I wanted to do something interesting, so I decided to do a striped pop. We decided on strawberry lemonade:
First, I pureed the strawberries with a splash of lemonade. Last time I’d used strawberries, I thought they needed sugar, so I figured the lemonade will add both flavor and sweetness.
Next, I propped the Zoku up on one side, so I could get a slanted effect on my stripes. As usual, Zoku sells a fancy little gizmo for this purpose, but I decided to go with a cheaper alternative:
I poured in the strawberry-lemonade puree and let it freeze. Then I propped the Zoku in the other direction and poured in straight lemonade:
Once that froze, I set the Zoku straight on the counter and made one last strawberry layer.
The resulting pops were pretty and delicious:
The lemonade I added to the strawberries made a huge difference! The strawberry layers tasted great and had a nice consistency. The plain lemonade layer had an icier texture, but was similarly delicious. It’s clear from the photos that I need practice in making striped pops, but overall I am pleased with the effect. They looked especially pretty stacked up in a bowl:
Tomorrow: Either pudding pops or pina colada pops. Does anyone out there have a preference?