Healthy Eats or Trashy Treats….you can be the judge.
Hey there Summer Bunnies!
I have to tell you all about a new little pastime that we have taken up here in the Casbah’s kitchen. We are totally making this up, but so far so good, and I so want to the share the goodness with everyone.
Ok, so, in Atlanta, we have this little street vendor company called “King of Pops”. I mean to tell you that these popsicles are BANGING, my friends. I so mean that with every fiber of my being. They are the best tasting things ever!
A couple of weeks ago, Sondra and I were out prowling around trying to find some good barbecue and a decent nail place, when we were getting ready to turn a corner and there he was…KING OF POPS. Of course, we stopped. I got the Strawberry Lemonade and Sondra got the Salted Chocolate. OH MY GOD!! They were incredible. Fresh fruit and just the right sweet and tart combo in mine and rich chocolatey goodness with the sweet salty cycle built right in Sondra’s. We were instantly addicted.
So of course, as all foodie girls do….we looked at them and we tasted them and we rolled them around in our mouths and declared them delicious…and then looked squarely at one another and said, ” You know, we could make these.”
And so it began. We came home and Sondra immediately ordered the popcicle molds from Amazon….and also about five hundred wooden sticks. 🙂
We decided that our first recipe would be fruity. So we went to the farmers market and bought some peaches. Georgia peaches…and they were good and ripe.
The pops turned out to be incredible!! We used everything natural and nothing chemically processed. You know…for the healthy part.
Here is what we did…in case you want to try.
6 small peaches…ripe
1/4 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup water
Ok…Getcha a big pot and bring some water to a boil. It doesn’t have to be a big rolling boil…just as long as you see some bubbles at the bottom. Put your peaches in the water…just like they are. We are only cooking them for a couple of minutes to get the skins loose.
While your peaches are doing their thing in the hot tub, get out a big bowl of water and put some ice cubes in there…not many..just six or seven or so. When your peaches have been in the water for about two minutes…lift them out and put them in the ice bath. You can let them sit there until they cool down enough to handle.
Get down your food processor or you blender…whatever you make your frozen cocktails in.
Now, take the peaches out of the water and make a small slit in the skin. That inside peach should just squeeze right out of there..easy peasy. When you have skinned all of the peaches, mush them apart with your fingers and get out all of those seeds.
Put the peaches in the cocktail making device.
In a saucepan…Squeeze out the juice of the lemons, add your water…also go grab about 1/2 cup of the peach juice that is in with the peaches. Put in on the stove and then pour in your natural sugar. Heat this on the stove just until the sugar dissolves….just like making a syrup for a mint julep.
Pour the sugary goodness into the cocktail making device and turn the bad boy on. When everything is all mushed together in cosmic harmony….start filling the molds.
Put the molds in the freezer for no less than four hours.
Lick all spoons, bowls and whatever isn’t sharp on the cocktail making device. Dance around while you are cleaning up your mess.
Oh…and don’t worry if you make more than your molds will hold…this stuff will make an excellent frozen cocktail, or ice cream.
Have fun…today we are gonna try to do the salted chocolate!!
Smooch Out…and don’t get freezer head!