|Excerpted from 150 Best Ice Pop Recipesby Andrew Chase © 2013 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca May not be reprinted without publisher permission|
|Excerpted from 150 Best Ice Pop Recipes by Andrew Chase © 2013 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca May not be reprinted without publisher permission|
Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops. I love the idea of these “less-drip” ice pops. Not only are they perfect for the summer days ahead, they are espcially great for little ones trying to get into the frozen fun before their treat melts away. There is an entire section devoted to these kind of ice pops (Strawberry Pudding, Milk Chocolate, and Green Grape to name a few). We’re planning on trying most of them, starting with these Orange Carrot ones.
Excerpted from 150 Best Ice Pop Recipesby Andrew Chase © 2013 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca May not be reprinted without publisher permission
Makes about 3 cups (750 mL)
Unless your kids are carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll never know the difference. The pops are bright orange, sweet and a good healthy treat, especially on a hot day.
Freshly squeezed juice is always best, but you can also use juice in cartons or from concentrate.
11⁄2 tbsp unsweetened gelatin powder (22 mL)
2 cups orange juice, divided (500 mL)
3⁄4 cup chopped carrots (175 mL)
1 cup water (250 mL)
3 tbsp granulated sugar (45 mL)
2 tbsp honey (30 mL)
1. In a large measuring cup, sprinkle gelatin over 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) orange juice. Set aside until gelatin is softened, about 3 minutes.
2. In blender, purée carrots, 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) orange juice and water. Transfer to a saucepan and stir in sugar and honey. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
3. Place sieve over gelatin mixture and strain carrot mixture into it, pressing out as much juice and pulp as possible. Discard solids. Whisk until gelatin is thoroughly dissolved, about 1 minute. Whisk in remaining 1 cup (250 mL) orange juice. Set aside to cool.
4. Give mixture a quick stir. Pour into molds and freeze until slushy, then insert sticks and freeze until solid, for at least 4 hours. If you are using an ice pop kit, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
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