Strawberry Rose Paletas

Spring is finally here, if not a little drab and cold. I have a recipe that might brighten up your day. It’s another recipe for paletas. This was actually inspired by a brand of Korean popsicles called Dolido. They really are amazingly delicious and made with natural ingredients. The Dolido popsicles were not to bad with the sugar/calorie content, but since my daughter was addicted to these, I thought I’d make a slightly healthier version of these. Coincidentally, I saw some really cute and inexpensive popsicle molds at Ikea ($1.99).

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I didn’t provide exact measurements as you can be in control of the consistency you want to get… more fruit, less fruit, creamier, sweeter, less sweet, etc.

Strawberry Rose Paletas

Fresh strawberries

rosewater

honey

sugar

low-fat milk

heavy cream

Combine strawberries with honey and sugar to taste. Remember that your popsicles will taste less sweet at freezing temperatures than at room temperature. I added about 3 parts honey and 1 part sugar as my sweetener. Feel free to use agave syrup or all sugar. Blend together first. Then add milk and cream. I added about 3 parts milk and 1 part cream. You can bypass the cream, but I find it helps keep a smoother consistency, not to mention a creamier flavor. Add the rosewater last.

Next you can either refrigerate and then put into an ice cream maker and the pour into popsicle molds, or freeze in ice cube trays and then put them in a blender and then pour into popsicle molds, or you can bypass all of these steps and pour directly into the molds. I find that following the first two methods allow for a smoother consistency with less ice crystals.

Enjoy!

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