My good friend, Nicki Woo, who in my mind I always refer to as “Nicki Woo Who” because it rhymes, was on a slush kick last week. Every single day that I pulled up her blog, which is a good one by the way, she had all these slush recipes posted. I don’t know if she was trying to give me brain freeze or what but she did give me a big hankerin’ for something cold and frozen.
But since I couldn’t be a total copy cat I had to go a different route. Enter the popsicle. I’m not a popsicle lover. I don’t like how sweet, gooey, and compact they are. I want something that kinda flakes off in little tiny ice chips. I’m weird, I know.
So I made the “Summer Breeze Popsicle”. I know the name is corny but this is good…. good enough to have a corny name and still kick butt.
It’s light, delicate, not too sweet and easy to eat because of the orange flavored sparkling water that gives it a nice texture.
They’re simple to make, only requiring two ingredients.
The first is SanPellegrino Sparkling Water, which has a touch of orange juice added to it. I found these at both CVS and Kroger’s. I used 1 and 1/2 cans of the SanPellegrino for six large popsicles. The other is simply one strawberry per popsicle.
To start cut up your strawberries into little pieces and place them in a bowl with a little bit of sugar sprinkled on top. The sugar isn’t really for sweetener, it’s to bring the syrup out of the strawberries. Put this to the side and let it sit for awhile.
When it has sat for awhile with the sugar on top, mash the strawberries with the back of a spoon.
Place the mashed up strawberries evenly between all your popsicle molds.
Slowly add the SanPellegrino but be careful because it will bubble over.
Quickly cover with lids or tin foil and place in the freezer. I added wooden popsicle sticks for handles while they were in the freezer since I had homemade molds, not the super fancy store bought kind.
Let them freeze overnight or for a few hours and then pull them out of the molds.
Yummy delicious popsicles that you can pronounce all the ingredients too.
Were they a hit?