Nom Nomz Tuesday

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Oh how I love California Summers Winters. To feel the sun shining on my face, the breeze as I sit on the grass at Dolores Park, and the sweet daydream of something sweet. Since it peaked at 76 degrees here in SF this past week, and since citrus is in season, here’s a recipe for something sweet and delicious.  These are sure to cool you down during those long, warm, winter days.  =)

Recipe: Strawberry-Blood Orange Creamsicles




I was originally going to make a straight blood orange creamsicle, but I had some fresh strawberries that needed prompt attention and thought the flavors would complement each other nicely.  Taking cues from my blackberries & cream popsicles, I decided to make this the super easy way with my last can of La Lechera (which, if you’re interested, is my official recommendation for the best sweetened condensed milk out there – not to mention the most affordable!).  I added a little bit of nonfat milk to help keep things a little icy (ergo, more solid), but they’re still rich, smooth & deliciously creamy.

And that first bite… sheer perfection!

No blood oranges where you live?  No worries!  Substitute regular oranges, or even mandarins or tangerines, and you’re good to go.  These are sure to be a hit with the kids, and are a nice alternative to the usual flavors out there.  And at just $0.75, they’re sweet on your wallet, too.  😉

Strawberry-Blood Orange Creamsicles (makes 8-10 servings; total cost per serving: $0.75)

1 c chopped strawberries
3/4 c blood orange juice
1/2 t lemon or lime juice
1/2 c milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Popsicle molds, ice cube trays, small paper cups
Popsicle sticks

1.   Using a hand blender or regular blender, puree the strawberries, blood orange juice and lemon juice until smooth.  Add the milk & sweetened condensed milk and puree again until smooth & creamy.

2.  Pour the creamsicle mix into popsicle molds or prepared ice cube trays or paper cups.  Add the sticks and freeze for about 2-3 hours, until firm.  Remove from popsicle molds (you may need to run cool water over the molds to help loosen each popsicle), and enjoy!