Daniel had a hankering for some homemade strawberry ice cream and while I was at it I made some strawberry popsicles too. I used this recipe for the ice cream except that I used a vanilla bean in my custard (sliced in half and scraped into the pot) instead of lemon zest. It was outrageously good! The popsicles turned out very nicely too. Daniel thought they would benefit by starting out in the ice cream maker to begin the freezing process and prevent some of the crystallization. He would like them to be sweeter, I like them as they are. I suspect they’ll be even better with fresh picked berries in June.
Fresh Strawberry popsicles
12 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
4 tablespoons honey
juice of two lemons
Place all ingredients into a blender and puree. Pour into molds, add popsicle sticks and freeze at least 4 hours.