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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Strawberry-Mint Popsicle {#SummerOfThePopsicle Guest Post: The Not So Cheesy Kitchen}

Okay, does anybody else go to sleep on Tuesday night with visions of popsicles dancing in their heads?  Yes, it's my favorite day of the week again already!  Time for me to welcome one of my friends into my kitchen...and my friends come bearing ice pops, paletas, fruit bars, fudge bars, and popsicles in all sorts of tempting flavors.  Can you blame me for tossing and turning in anticipation every Tuesday night!?

Who's Holding the Stick: Today, please help me welcome my friend Bea from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen. While Bea is currently in Germany, you can usually find her blogging dairy-free and whey-free out of PDX.  Today, she brought twin-pops (I must have a set of twin-pop molds - I'm so jealous!) made with Oregon Hood Strawberries, which are her favorite strawberries...which she has me longing to try.
Strawberry-Mint Popsicle {#SummerOfThePopsicle Guest Post: The Not So Cheesy Kitchen} |
Hi there, I am Bea from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen and am thrilled to be a guest poster today at girlichef.

This is the topic #SummerOfThePopsicle, as this is the year of the popsicle in our house and I finally own some popsicle molds. Popsicles are perfect. The perfect afternoon summer treat, is it not?! Plus it is a treat I certainly don’t mind my kids eating☺.

The choice as to flavor popsicle was fairly easy for me, as I am ever so slightly obsessed with Oregon Strawberries. The perfect one is actually the Hood Strawberry; the sweetest strawberry you will ever taste. Their sugar content is so high that they need to be either eaten, frozen, worked into jam, ice cubes, or {tahhhdahh} popsicles as soon as you get home from picking.

Now enough about the strawberries, and on to the popsicle. In content they spoil quickly – but don’t you worry, we used them all up. Yup, in my book strawberries and mint are the perfect combination, luckily there is beyond plenty of chocolate mint {it does not taste like chocolate ☺} in our backyard….

Thank you so much for having me, Heather.

Strawberry-Mint Popsicle

by Beate Weiss-Krull of The Not So Cheesy Kitchen (guest post)
Prep Time: 5 minutes (+ time to freeze)
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: dessert snack dairy-free gluten-free vegan soy-free nut-free low-sodium low-carb mint strawberries popsicles frozen summer

Ingredients (varies)
  • 3 cups sweet, ripe strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 cup strawberry lemonade
  • 2 teaspoons fresh mint, finely chopped
Place the strawberries in blender and chop them.

Add strawberry lemonade and mint to the blender and blend until well combined.

Pour the strawberry mixture into popsicle molds.

Leave in freezer for about 24 hours {or less if you cannot wait} – be sure to run plenty of hot water over the mold before unmolding it.
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Thanks so much, Bea - I don't know that there's much better than the simple combo of strawberry and mint, these sound so delicious!  I hope you'll drop by and give Bea some love at The Not So Cheesy Kitchen, or follow her on twitter or pinterest.