Savor Summer, Popsicle Style

Photo credit:  Lil’ Pop Shop

There’s nothing like a popsicle on a hot day! These icy, delectable treats from Lil’ Pop Shop are the perfect accompaniment to the summer sun!

Lil’ Pop Shop’s ice pops are handcrafted in small batches from a seasonal assortment of fresh, natural, locally-sourced ingredients. No neon or artificial ingredients or dyes are ever used—just fresh fruit, sugar, herbs, spices, milk, yogurt and cream. Dive into the summer with these yummy recipes straight from Lil’ Pop Shop!

Goat Cheese with Black Raspberries & Honey Pops

Black Raspberry Sauce:

1 cup Black Raspberries
1/4 cup honey
Pinch of salt
Combine berries, honey and salt and bring to a boil. Remove from heat
and cool completely.

For the Pops:

1.5 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 oz chèvre

Combine milk, cream, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil and set to simmer while you combine the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water to create a slurry. Whisk into hot milk. Remove from heat. Whisk in the goat cheese. Cool completely. Pour into the pop mold of your choice, and swirl a spoonful of black raspberry sauce into each pop before freezing.

Goat Cheese with Black Raspberries & Honey Pops

Photo credit: A. Sullivan for Lil’ Pop Shop

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade Pops

1 3/4 cup water
1/2 lb rhubarb, washed and chopped into 1 inch pieces
3 tablespoon honey
1/2 cups sugar
2 cups strawberries, washed and sliced
3/4 cups lemon juice

Combine rhubarb, sugar, honey and water. Bring to a boil, and simmer
until the rhubarb is soft, about 10 minutes. Cool. Strain out the
rhubarb, reserving the cooking liquid. Blend together strawberries,
rhubarb and lemon juice. Whisk back into the cooking liquid. Adjust
sugar to taste, cool, and freeze following instructions for your pop

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Pops

Blueberry Sauce:

2 cups Blueberries
¾ cups Sugar

Combine blueberries and sugar in heavy bottom sauce pan. Bring to a
boil and then simmer until blueberries release juices and sauce
thickens a bit.

For the pops:

1 tablespoon Lemon Zest
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
3.5 oz Sugar
2.75 cups Buttermilk (not reduced fat)

Combine the above ingredients and whisk until sugar is dissolved.
Pour into pop molds, not quite to the top. Swirl in approx. 1 tablespoon
blueberry sauce in each pop mold. Freeze following instructions for
your pop mold.

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