May 19, 2016

Farm Fresh Popsicle Recipes


Few things taste like childhood summers like the flavor of wooden popsicle sticks, stained and chewed nearly to splinters in an attempt to extract every last drop of frozen goodness. The flavor of not worrying how many calories you’re consuming. Of not caring about the sticky stains on the front of your shirt from a popsicle that’s melting faster than you can eat it. Of not wondering how much your electrical bill is going to be every time you hear the air conditioner kick on. Mmmm, tastes like freedom.

Bring back the flavor of childhood with popsicles made from farm fresh produce. The zing of apricot and honey, the buzz of coffee and cherry, and the cool freshness of mint and cream are a modern twist on a classic confection. Whip up a few batches and stock your freezer with sweet memories this summer.

Popsicle molds come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be purchased in kitchen stores, as well as the kitchen section of many large retailers. Our favorites include the Norpro Ice Pop Maker and the Utspadd silicone ice pop molds. Each of the following recipes make about 6 to 8 popsicles depending on the size of the ice pop mold. Freeze leftover sweetened condensed milk in a mason jar to use for future recipes. Hope you enjoy!


Apricot Honey Popsicle

4-5 apricots, pitted and finely chopped (about 1 heaping cup)
1 cup full fat plain yogurt
⅓ cup honey
¼ teaspoon almond extract

Blend all ingredients. Fill popsicle molds and freeze for several hours.

Consider using figs in place of apricots later this summer when figs are in season.

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Strawberry & Cream Popsicle

1 cup whole milk
1 cup whipping cream
⅓ cup sweetened condensed milk
10-12 large strawberries, gently mashed

Blend milk, cream, and sweetened condensed milk. Stir in strawberries. Fill popsicle molds and freeze for several hours.

For Peaches & Cream popsicles, use 2-3 ripe peaches in lieu of strawberries, plus ¼ teaspoon almond extract.

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Creamy Mint Popsicles

1 cup loosely packed mint leaves
⅓ cup granulated sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup whole milk

In a mixing bowl, grind sugar and mint leaves with a wooden spoon for several minutes to release oils from mint. The sugar will take on a greenish hue and the mint will break down into smaller pieces. Add cream and milk. Stir to dissolve sugar. Place mixture in the refrigerator for several hours, or overnight. Strain mixture and discard mint. Fill popsicle molds and freeze for several hours.

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Cherry Amaretto Popsicles

1 ½ cups pitted cherries, roughly chopped (about 30)
1 ½ cups full fat plain yogurt
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons amaretto

Combine yogurt, sugar, and amaretto and stir to dissolve sugar. Stir in cherries. Fill popsicle molds and freeze for several hours.

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Coffee and Cherry Popsicles

1 cup cold coffee
1 cup whole milk
¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup pitted cherries

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Pulse until ingredients are mixed, leaving some small chunks of cherries. Fill popsicle molds and freeze for several hours.

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How To Add Popsicle Ingredients To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. The Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery. 

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