Make these and your kids will love you more! I guarantee you!
Summer holidays started a little sooner that I expected, thanks to the teacher strike. And what happens now is every few days my house will become a day camp where my kids and their friends hang around at the backyard, splashing in the pool, scooching down the water slide, climbing tree, and having sweet treats, like these popsicles.
Fresh, fruity, natural, fun, eye-catchy, versatile…these frozen treats are perfect for the whole world. Instead of mixing the fruit puree together, I decided to go for a fun striped effect by layering mango puree and strawberry puree and freezing them in stages. You can use any kind of berries, or you can try peach, nectar, cherry, even citrus would be a great idea.
Ingredients (6 to 8 popsicles):
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 cups fresh strawberry, hulled and halved
3 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
In a saucepan, combine sugar and water. Simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Chill in refrigerator for an hour.
Puree cooled syrup, lemon juice and strawberries until smooth. Set aside.
Puree mango chunks until smooth. Strain and set aside.
Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of strawberry mixture into the bottom of the popsicle mold. Freeze for around 30 minutes until set.
Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of mango puree into the popsicle mold, on top of the strawberry layer. Freeze.
Push popsicle sticks into the frozen mango layer. Continue with another layer of strawberry and mango. Freeze until solid.