There is simply no substitute for homemade popsicles. The perfect treat to cool off in the summer that is quick and easy to make at home. These popsicles are more fruit than sugar unlike most store bought ones and contain a bit of crème fraîche to add a luxurious flavor to the strawberries.
If you are unfamiliar with crème fraîche it is a french style cultured sour cream made from 30-45% butter fats. The flavor is nothing like american style sour cream having a richer, creamier and more buttery flavor. Crème fraîche is a perfect compliment to berry fruits as well as pastries.
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Yield: 6 large popsicles or 3 cups of mixture.
|Strawberries, diced||450g||2.25 cups packed|
|Blueberries, halved||75g||1/3 cup packed|
|White Sugar||110g||7 tablespoons|
|Water||160g||3/4 cup water|
|Vanilla Extract||5g||1 teaspoon|
|Crème Fraîche**||90g||6 tablespoons|
- Chop strawberries into small pieces.
- In a fry pan over medium high heat cook strawberries, blueberries, sugar and water for about 10 minutes.
- Add salt and allow to cool.
- If there is any large chunks of strawberries mash them up with a potato masher.
- Add crème fraîche to mixture and mix thoroughly.
- Fill large measuring cup with a pour spout with mixture. The volume of liquid should be close to three cups, if slightly less mix in water until you reach two cups.
- Fill popsicle molds with mixture.
- Place holder / stick in the mold.
- Place in freezer for about 8 hours.
- To remove from plastic molds run hot tap water over the outside for about 15 seconds. Wait another minute and using gentle steady pressure pull the top from the mold. If one breaks or doesn’t come completely put the popsicle back in the mold and let it sit out for 30 minutes or until melted and freeze again.
In The Making Photos