Is there a sound that so readily brings to mind the summertime than an ice cream truck jingle? For a complete blog post experience, please click here and enjoy Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" while reading on. What is your favorite ice cream truck classic? Growing up, most kids got the Spongebob, Spider Man, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, but I never liked their gumball eyes much. My favorite was always a good ole' chipwich. However, if for some reason I wasn't feeling like ice cream (a phenomena that never occurs in my adult life), I would opt for the tri-colored firecracker popsicle. It was cherry, lemon, blue raspberry, AND patriotic. This week I decided to put my own spin on it for the approaching 4th of July Holiday. Strawberry, Vanilla Froyo, and Blueberry-Lemon, make up my red, white, and blue summertime treat. Be safe and stay cool!
Layer 1: Blueberry-Lemon 1 pint fresh blueberries 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 teaspoon lemon juice
In a pan over medium-high heat, stir first three ingredients until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil and stir occasionally until berries burst (about 5 minutes). Allow to cool completely. Spoon blueberry mixture 1/3 full into popsicle mold. Freeze for 1 hour.
Layer 2: Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Fill popsicle molds another 1/3 full. Freeze for 1 hour. When frozen, insert popsicle sticks.
Layer 3: Strawberry 1 pint strawberries 2 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Dice Strawberries and place in a bowl. Sprinkle sugar over, and gently stir. Let stand for 15 minutes. When juices have released, blend strawberries to puree with a blender, food processor, or immersion blender. Add lemon juice. Spoon strawberries into last 1/3 of popsicle mold around popsicle stick. Let freeze for at least 4 hours, for best results freeze overnight.
To remove from molds, gently run hot water over outsides until pops slide out easily.
Photos by: Zac Wolf Photography