Strawberries and Cream Ice Pops (Paletas de Fresas y Crema)
Strawberries and cream is one of the hundreds of flavors of paleta that you'll find in Mexico. Other unusual flavors include arroz con leche, tamarind-chile, and pineapple.
Enlarge Image Credit: Michael KrausMAKES 4 ICE POPS
INGREDIENTS:1 lb. hulled strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup heavy cream
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
INSTRUCTIONS:1. Purée strawberries in a blender. Set a fine strainer over a bowl; strain strawberry purée, discarding solids. Whisk in sugar, heavy cream, and lemon juice until sugar dissolves. Pour strawberry mixture into four 3–oz. ice-pop molds (go to www.centralchef.com for a source).
2. Transfer molds to the freezer and freeze until slushy, about 1 hour. Insert a Popsicle stick into each mold and freeze until pops are solid, about 3 hours more. To release ice pops from molds, run the bottom of the molds briefly under warm water.