Monday, May 17, 2010

Sumertime Treat

On a hot sticky day, what could be more refreshing than a cold treat made from fresh sweet strawberries?

Well ok, it hasn't been that hot yet, and I used frozen strawberries. But the results are still delicious.

Frozen Strawberry Lime Bars
You will need:
~two packages of frozen strawberries
~one tablespoon of sugar
~one fresh lime

Empty the bags of the frozen strawberries into a large bowl. Toss them with the sugar. As the strawberries thaw, the sugar will make them release lots of juice. Set aside a few berries, about 5 or 6 (more if you want more chunks, less if you want less)

Pour the rest of the thawed strawberries and all the juice, as well as the juice and zest of one lime into a blender and blend it until smooth. Give the berries you set aside a rough chop and add them to the pure, stir them in with a spoon.

I didn't have any Popsicle molds so I used little 5oz cups and some pretty sparkly plastic drink stirrers that I found on clearance. Pour the mixture into your mold of choice and freeze until hard. If you're using cups, cover them in plastic or foil to prevent any freezer smell from getting in. Once they're partially frozen, insert the stick into the center

To unmold if you're using Popsicle molds dip them in hot water for a few seconds. If you're using a paper cup just rip the cup off the pop



The Weeping Willows said...

yum, that looks great.......will try this as soon as the weather warms up here in the uk

Sarah B. said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Stephanie said...

that looks so so tasty.. yummm