Our weather is approaching the triple digits, which does not make me happy. But which does mean that popsicles and ice cream become an acceptable dinner. So I guess there is a silver lining.
And, as it turns out, making your own popsicles is a snap! Especially if you have these fancy popsicle molds. We got some for a wedding present and we are big fans.
I guess some people also have those new-fangled popsicle making machines, but that sounds like cheating to me. What's wrong with a good old-fashioned freezer? Nothing, I say!
So in honor of simplicity, and the big bag of cherries I have in my fridge, here is a simple and tasty popsicle recipe all for you. It will be the easiest thing you do in the kitchen all summer. I promise.
Cherry Pops (from Perfect Pops)
4 cups of cherries (about 1 and 1/2 pounds)
1/3 cup sugar
1 to 1 and 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1. Pit the cherries and place in a large bowl. Toss with sugar and let sit until the cherries release their juices, about 15 minutes. Puree the mixture in a blender or food processor until smooth. Then add the lime juice to taste.
2. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and insert the sticks. Freeze until firm, at least six hours or up to one week.
3. To unmold the pops, gently run hot water over the outsides of the molds for a few seconds, then gently pull out the sticks.
Three ingredients and three steps, one of which is to freeze? Sold!
Do you have a favorite-- and simple-- summer treat? Let us know!