Good Pops

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • For

    6

    large popsicles

Appears in

New York Cult Recipes

New York Cult Recipes

By Marc Grossman

Published 2013

  • About

Popsicles (or Bobsicles, in this case) are the perfect summer treat. Here are a few easy and delicious fruit-based recipes from the barman/manager at Bob’s Juice Bar: Jean-Pierre Ahtuam.


Ingredients

Strawberry

  • 55 ml ( fl oz) maple syrup or sugar syrup
  • 200 ml (7 fl oz) water
  • 375 g (13 oz) strawberries

Watermelon

  • 100 ml ( fl oz) maple syrup or sugar syrup
  • 550 g (1 lb 4 oz) watermelon
  • 6 mint leaves

Mango Lasi

  • 320 g (11¼ oz) mango
  • 320 g (11¼ oz) yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • seeds of 2 cardamom pods

Rockmelon

  • 550 g (1 lb 4 oz) melon
  • 100 g ( oz) banana

Lemonade

  • 455 ml (16 fl oz) lemon juice
  • 200 ml (7 fl oz) maple syrup or sugar syrup

Blueberry Yoghurt

  • 225 g (8 oz) blueberries
  • 320 g (11¼ oz) yoghurt
  • 100 ml ( fl oz) maple syrup or sugar syrup

Blueberry Smoothie

  • 165 g ( oz) blueberries
  • 165 g ( oz) banana
  • 330 ml (11¼ fl oz/1⅓ cups) orange juice

Method

In each case, you simply blend everything together in a blender or food processor, as you would for a smoothie. Fill moulds with the mixture, insert popsicle sticks or handles in the top, then seal and freeze. You can use store-bought moulds with built-in handles, or use disposable cups or recycled dessert containers as moulds, as I’ve done for the ‘bad pops’. Freeze the popsicles for at least 8 hours. Take the popsicle out of the freezer to warm up for a few minutes before trying to sink your teeth into it.