sweet treat that’ll keep ya cool even on
summer’s hottest days. You can keep this recipe seasonal by subbing in the best
looking fruits Mother Nature has to offer. Pick your faves, you surprise a pal
with her top bites.
Take advantage of the farm-fresh produce that’s packing
grocery store and market shelves this month with a
Makes 10 pops
1 pound (4 cups) raspberries
2/3 cup simple syrup (see below)
1/2 cup heavy cream
Purée the raspberries in a food processor or smash with a
potato masher. Transfer them to a bowl or measuring pitcher with a pouring
spout and add the simple syrup. Stir well and taste; significant seasonal
variation in raspberries means the sweetness of your mixture may need tweaking.
Add the cream and stir very, very minimally. The swirl effect in the finished
pop is an aesthetic (and gustatory) effect really worth trying to achieve, and
the act of pouring the cream into the molds will do a lot to homogenize the
mixture, so don’t overmix it.
Pour the mixture into your ice pop molds, leaving a little
bit of room at the top for the mixture to expand. Insert sticks and freeze
until solid, 4 to
5 hours. Unmold and transfer to plastic bags for storage or
serve at once.
To make 1 cup simple
Combine 2/3-cup sugar and 2/3-cup water in a small saucepan
and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves
and the mixture is transparent. Turn off the heat and let cool. Add any spices
before the mixture starts to simmer; add any herbs only after you’ve turned off
the heat. Store plain and infused syrups in sealed containers in the fridge.
Reprinted with permission from People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from
Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop by Nathalie Jordi, David Carrell, and Joel
Horowitz, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the
Crown Publishing Group. Photo Credit: Jennifer May.
BY NATHALIE JORDI, DAVID CARRELL, AND JOEL HOROWITZ ON 6/19/2012 2:50:00 PM
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