Strawberry, balsamic and black pepper popsicles
These popsicles use beautiful ripe strawberries with the classic paring of balsamic and the bite of black pepper.
Servings: 6 popsicles, 3.4 oz (100ml) each
- 3 ¼ cups (750gms) fresh ripe strawberries
- 3 table spoons balsamic vinegar
- 3 table spoons caster sugar
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
Hull the strawberries and cut in half
Add to a saucepan with the balsamic and sugar and pepper
Cook over a low heat with the lid on, stiring occasionally, for about five minutes
Allow to cool
Blitz until smooth and strain
Pour into popsicle moulds and add sticks
Freeze for 24 hours or until set
Remove from moulds and enjoy!
Freshly ground black pepper in best in these popsicles. You can use pre-ground but it won't have the same bite. I don't recommend white pepper, it won't taste the same.
Use the freshest, ripest strawberries you can. You can sometimes get 'jamming strawberries' which is fine for this recipe as they are cooked and blended.
Best eaten within 2 -3 days or they loose their bite. Still delicious after that but the black pepper taste will fade.