2 cool fruit treats for summer!
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Summer means cool treats. We found two cool treats at Wisconsin From Scratch, a wonderful food blog written by Sarah Woolworth of Madison.
Makes 10 pops
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
¾ cup water
½ cup fresh lime juice or key lime juice
2 graham crackers
- Mix together the sweetened condensed milk, yogurt, water, and lime juice and pour into a popsicle mold. Cover and freeze for about 1 hour so they are just beginning to set, then insert the popsicle sticks. (This will ensure popsicle sticks stick straight into the pops, rather than floating at an angle.) Freeze until firm. You may wish to let them set at least 8 hours if you can wait that long.
- Finely crush graham crackers – putting them into a Ziploc bag and using a rolling pin works great – and pour into a shallow dish.
- Remove popsicle mold from freezer and run hot water over the bottom of the molds for 20 to 30 seconds to loosen pops. Remove pops from molds and roll in crushed graham crackers to coat. Pops can be served immediately or individually wrapped in parchment paper and stored in the freezer for several days.
Makes 4 drinks
½ cup water
½ cup honey
4 cups (about 2 pounds) cantaloupe cut into 1-inch pieces
¼ cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
¼ teaspoon salt
Sparkling water or club soda
Mint sprigs for garnish
- Combine the honey and water in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until water and honey are combined and just beginning to boil, about 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
- Combine honey syrup, cantaloupe, lime juice, mint leaves and salt in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Using a fine meshed sieve or a piece of cheesecloth, strain the cantaloupe mixture into another container. Discard solids. You should end up with about 2 cups of liquid.
- In each glass, pour ½ cup of the cantaloupe juice over ice. Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water or club soda and stir to mix. Alternately, you can mix equal parts cantaloupe juice and sparkling water in a pitcher with ice and pour into glasses as needed. Garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy!