Saturday, June 19, 2010

outdoor treats and eats part one

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Striped frozen treats like this... well I can't help myself and if you've picked up the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living, then you've probably seen these. So if you're like me and love a refreshing icy treat that looks this good, then well... we're alike. I just knew that when I saw these little striped delights I had to make them soon... like tomorrow soon. They are kind of a lengthy process with the freezing of each layer and what not, but they are well worth it and the flavor combinations are almost limitless and I have to say, right now I think the pink lemonade part is my favorite. I loved it's sourness.


Ice pops
via Martha Stewart Living
I don't really need to give you a recipe for this since it's pretty much just juices, puree's, and yogurt and you can add what ever you like.

For the vanilla-yogurt mix
1 cup greek or regular plain yogurt.
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract.
Mix together.

For the raspberry puree'
1 pint raspberries
1 tbs sugar
1 tbs white wine or liqueur (optional)
Add the raspberries, sugar and wine/liqueur to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour through a sieve to remove the seeds.

To make the stripes, pour a layer in each mould and let set at least 1 hour and repeat on the second layer and add your popsicle stick in each it should stay up-right. Repeat the layering and freeze overnight. I did mine off and on in one day and let freeze overnight. It might not take you this long, but my freezer seems to like to take forever for things to freeze throughly.

Happy weekend!