Strawberries and Cream Popsicles [Long Beach Photographer]

Summer.  You guys, it’s so close I can almost feel it.   I mean with these 80 degree days we’ve been having, it essentially IS summer, with one exception.  School.  We are just waiting for that pesky thing to be over so we don’t have to get up early, miss the beach and be doing homework when we should be playing outside.  Just 15 more days of learning and we are free!

In honor of summer allllmost being here, I pulled out the popsicle sticks…recently give to us by Brent’s mom.  Perfect timing!  I had just purchased a flat of strawberries, so I put them to good use.

There’s not really a recipe.  I was just throwing stuff in the food processor until it tasted good!  I pureed strawberries until they equaled about one cup.  I use my mini-food processor.  You don’t want any big chunks, so puree away!  Whisk the strawberries into a half cup of strawberry yogurt, 3/4 cup of half and half and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Depending on your sweet tooth, add between 2-4 tablespoons of agave (or sugar if you prefer).  Carefully pour the mixture into popsicle molds or paper cups if you don’t have molds.  I tried freezing them 2 hours and it was a disaster.  Freeze them over night.  I know it’s hard to wait, but just trust me on this one.  You want them frozen SOLID.