There’s something about spring and ice pops that go hand in hand for me. Every year about this time I start craving sweet frozen goodness on a stick. Ice pops are one of my very favorite ways to use up fruit that’s not going to get eating up in time before it goes bad. Well my gorgeous aunt stopped by the other day with a bag full of oranges and lemons from her tree. (Yes, they both grow on one tree, it’s pretty cool.) There was so much yummy citrus that I had to think of something to make.
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These ice pops are just a little sweet and slightly decadent. I was worried that the kidlets wouldn’t like them too much, but they did. (Out of a batch of 10, one day later I only had 5 left to photograph!)
I used my handy immersion blender to combine the juice, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, orange zest and stevia. The stevia was just to add a bit of sweetness. I only used one packet. You could also use honey, simple syrup or other sweetener. If you use commercial orange juice you probably won’t need any additional sweetener at all.
- 1¼ cups fresh squeezed orange juice
- ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- Blend all ingredients together. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze.