When it comes to summer, few things in the world are as refreshing as a gourmet ice pop recipe – especially when it doesn’t require “gourmet” skill or “gourmet” time to pull off! We pulled our team together last week to brainstorm some ideas for an ice pop recipe that would truly blow away expectations.
We didn’t know what we’d come up with. Fruity? Chocolate-y? Cocktail inspired?
While we may, at a later date, publish some ice pop recipes to hit all of those flavor profiles, the fruits of last week’s labors turned out to be strawberry and crème de menthe inspired. Check out what we came up with…
Strawberries and Crème (de Menthe) Ice Pop
- 1 (12 oz) bag of frozen strawberries, defrosted
- 1.5 oz Crème de Menthe Artisan Flavor
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 4 tbsp simple syrup
- 12 dashes orange bitters
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until there is a super fine liquid. If foam appears on top of the mixture, scrape it off or knock the blender against the counter to level the foam. (Amoretti is not responsible for broken blenders.) Make sure to get rid of the foam one way or another. Otherwise, the ice pops won’t freeze well.
Pour the mixture into ice cube trays, ice pop trays, or freezer-friendly cups. Allow the ice pops about a half hour to become semi-frozen. Then add wooden sticks and allow the mixture to continue freezing for an additional 3-5 hours.
If you’ve never had our Crème de Menthe Artisan Flavor before, you’re in for a real treat! It’s made from natural flavors, preservative-free, shelf-stable, and contains no artificial sweeteners. But – more than that – it tastes phenomenal! If you’re a fan of crème de menthe liqueur, then you’ll definitely enjoy the taste of this artisan flavor. The only thing this product is missing is the alcohol.
When combined with frozen strawberries, a little lemon juice, and some simple syrup, the taste is simply out of this world. Orange bitters give it a little extra “kick,” taking the range of flavors up to the next level. However, if you don’t have any handy, this ice pop recipe is just as good without the bitters.
Happy summer from our family at Amoretti to yours! As always, let us know what we can do to better serve you.