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Five gourmet popsicles for grown up taste buds

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They aren’t just a kid’s treat. These complex culinary twists on popsicles look sophisticated enough to satisfy even the more grown up taste buds.  To aid the freezing process along, all you need is refrigerators like the Electrolux ETE5107D with its quick freeze function to help speed things along.

The Electrolux ETE5107D has a Fast Freeze function that makes the process of freezing food quicker.

Watermelon-Jalapeño Pops with Mint

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This refreshing fruit gets a kick of spice from a jalapeño.

 

  1. Purée a few cups of seedless watermelon chunks with one or two seeded jalapeños and a few fresh mint leaves.
  2. Add agave nectar for sweetness and the zest and juice of one lime for tartness
  3. Mix and pour into moulds.
  4. Freeze for one hour, and then use a chopstick to push a few mint leaves into each Popsicle for better presentation.

 

Peach-Rosemary Creamsicles

An elegant play on the Creamsicle.

 

  1. Add a few cups chopped peaches into a pot with a rosemary stalk and sugar.
  2. Cook until peaches are soft.
  3. Remove rosemary, purée peaches.
  4. Pour cream into the mixture, barely stirring together before pouring into the moulds for a marble-like Popsicle look.

 

Spiked Thai Coffee Pops

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Have your caffeine in frozen dessert form with a little booze included.

 

  1. In a container, mix a few cups of strongly-brewed chilled coffee with sweetened condensed milk to taste, a few pinches of ground cardamom, and a hefty splash of Kahlua coffee liqueur.
  2. Mix, and pour into moulds.

 

Blackberry-Lavender Prosecco Popsicles with Flowers

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You can switch this recipe up with different berries. You can even coordinate flower colours with berry type.

 

  1. Cook some blackberries with a sprinkle of culinary lavender
  2. Add sugar to sweeten and cook till the berries are soft.
  3. Purée the mixture then add a cup of Prosecco and finally, pour into moulds.
  4. Freeze for one hour before using a chopstick to push one or two edible flowers into each popsicle, and continue to freeze.

 

Prickly Pear Margarita Popsicles

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Prickly pears add a gorgeous magenta hue and unique taste to Margarita Popsicles.

  1. Remove the skin from four to five prickly pears.
  2. Purée their flesh and edible seeds in a blender.
  3. Add the zest and juice of a couple lemons, agave nectar or honey to sweeten, tequila, and Grand Marnier.
  4. Freeze overnight in moulds, and sprinkle with a dusting of chile-salt to serve.

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