Summer of YUM Ice Pop
5th November 2015

Summer of YUM Ice Pop

By Kate Photography by guest
 

Today is the day! The start of a delicious and sun filled weekend at Taste of Auckland #TasteOfAuckland.  Sara and I are fizzing with excitement about our ice pop demos in collaboration with Dr Feelgood at the Fisher & Paykel Social Kitchen™ Theatre. The plane has touched down and our ‘grill boys’ (Guillaume, Rich, Jordan and Andrew) are going to be dishing out the laughs while sharing our secrets to the art of grilling and boy are you in for a taste sensation if you manage to get yourself one of the beanbags at the demo. The idea for a summer of YUM pop began with the kindling of  what seems like an old friendship now.  Craig (Dr Feelgood), Sara and I had a good old chit chat over a 5 course degustation lunch trying one after the other of Dr Feelgood’s super delicious pops.  The following weeks we brainstormed, mixed and tasted (it was tough I tell ya) until we came up with this beauty which screams summer.  Ice pops are art, they are fun to make and eat and transcend generations.  At Our Kitchen we have gone totally crazy for these frozen treats now we will be posting more delicious ice pop recipes and will be giving away our limited ice pop moulds before Christmas. Does anyone have any superb ideas for flavour combos? We would love to hear them!

Ingredients

Serves 4
  • Red Layer
  • 300 gm Frozen Strawberries (defrosted)
  • 200ml Apple Juice
  • 3/4 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ginger, peeled & finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Chia Seeds
  • 6 Mint Leaves, Finely Chopped
  • White Layer
  • 4 Tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Water
  • 1/4 Tbsp Honey
  • Green Layer
  • 60ml Water
  • 60ml apple juice
  • .25 Tbsp Honey
  • Couple of drops of Natural Green Food Colour

    Method

    • Red Layer
    • 1. Blend the strawberries, ginger, apple juice and honey in a food processor (or in a tall jug with a stick blender).
    • 2. Pour through a sieve into another container then add the mint and chia seeds.
    • White layer
    • 1. Warm the three ingredients slightly (in the microwave or very carefully on the stove top ( or a few seconds in the microwave) just until the honey softens enough to mix through the coconut cream and water.
    • 2. Chill until needed.
    • Green Layer
    • 1. Warm the honey with the water until dissolved. Leave to cool then add apple juice and food colour.
    • Freezing the pops
    • 1. Fill four pop moulds ¾ of the way up with the strawberry mix and place in the freezer for 1.5 hours or until almost solid then slide a wooden pop stick most of the way into the center of the pop.
    • 2. Once the red layer is solid and the pop-stick is in place, gently pour a thin layer of the white coconut mix onto the red layer.
    • 3. Leave to freeze for another hour and a half, then finish with the green layer.
    • Freeze the last layer for four hours or overnight.
    • Quickly run the pop moulds under warm water, slide out the pops and Voila!
             

            COMMENTS

            1. Berend Westera

              Saw your fabulous demonstration at taste of Auckland. They stated we could ask for a free F&P Ice Pop mould. Could you please send me one?
              Berend Westera
              77 Garden Rd Piha
              RD2 Te Atatu
              Auckland 0772

            2. Kate

              Hi Brenda, you need to register online for the pop mould. There were limited numbers so get in quick! There is a link in my latest post http://ourkitchen.fisherpaykel.com/2015/11/taste-of-auckland-its-a-wrap/ Thanks for coming to the demo and look out for more pop recipes coming soon. Kate

            3. Suzanne Gailer

              I have just been researching these , What a fantastic idea I often have the Grandchildren and supper is always fruit , How exciting to give them one of these treats and they still get all the goodness of there fruit and a nice cool down before bed.
              Well Done Fisher/ Paykel .

            4. Kate

              Hi Suzie,
              These have been a staple for us here in the office this summer….such an awesome guilt free treat in the hot weather! Thank you for the lovely feedback too – glad you enjoyed the post:) Kate

             

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