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Thyme Roasted Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

July 15, 2015

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So there was an email from Erika waiting in my inbox when I woke last Friday. She was forwarding an email from Billy about popsicle week. She suggested I get involved. The only problem was that the pops would have to be made/shot/edited etc by the following week.

Could I sacrifice my totes important weekend of marking, HSC data analysis and River Cottage Australia catch up to make popsicles?

Hells yes was the answer because there is always time for popsicles. Even on the coldest of winter weekends in Sydney.

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Can we all take a moment to thank Aussie farmers for growing strawberries in hot houses during winter so we can enjoy them all year round? These pops wouldn’t have happened without them.

Lemme lay these pops out for you. The strawberries have been roasted with some thyme and sugar then blended into a puree. That puree is then layered in the pop moulds with some sweetened vanilla cream. It’s that simple but tastes oh-so-good.

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Thyme Roasted Strawberries and Cream Popsicles
Serves 7
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
FOR THE STRAWBERRY PUREE
  1. 250g strawberries, hulled and sliced
  2. 1.5 tbsp caster sugar
  3. 6 sprigs of thyme
FOR THE CREAM
  1. 300mL thickened cream
  2. 2 tbsp caster sugar
  3. 1 tsp vanilla bean paste {or vanilla extract or vanilla beans from 1 pod}
Instructions
  1. Place the cream, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl stir and place in the refrigerator.
  2. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a plat baking tray.
  3. Place the strawberries and thyme on the tray. Sprinkle over the sugar.
  4. Roast for 20 minutes or until soft.
  5. Remove the thyme stalks from the strawberries, leaving some leaves behind.
  6. Blend the strawberries until a smooth puree forms.
  7. Layer the puree with the cream in the popsicle moulds, swirling and tapping the mould container as you go.
  8. Freeze for at least 6 hours, but overnight is better.
Notes
  1. The recipe made 7, 90 mL or 3 oz pops.
  2. I used a Norpro Ice Pop Maker from Amazon.
erin made this http://erinmadethis.com/

 

I’m playing along with Wit and Vinegar for #popsicleweek. His blog is a lol and I am sad I didn’t discover him earlier. Go check out some more amazing pops over there!

21 thoughts on “Thyme Roasted Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

  1. Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life

    My family lives down the road from a strawberry farm and it is truly one of the greatest pleasures in life being able to pick your own berries straight from the plant 🙂
    Next time we are out there I am going to pick up extra and make these gorgeous popsicles!

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  2. Erika

    Oh good lord yes. You had me at roasted strawberry but the thyme just tipped me over. I’m so flippin happy you decided to birth these this weekend instead of those other fun things you had planned.

    Ps. I was hoping you would making cherry pops so I could make some lame joke about popping your popsicle week cherry.

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    1. erinmadethis Post author

      Lolz. I think you’re using the term “fun” where I would use the term “tortuous”. Except River cottage obvs. He made kraut in one of the eps. Sans mould FYI.

      HAHAHAHAHAHA. You still sorta got to make the joke, good work. THANKS RAXY. xxx

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  3. Cindy

    There are few pairings better than strawberries and cream! These are absolutely lovely! So glad to have found your blog via Popsicle Week!

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  4. Ro

    These look wonderful! I always feel joyous when I see foodbloggers using metric measurements. I need to buy a set of lolly moulds for next year ( the trend will probably be gone) so I can make some of these bad boys!

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  5. Krissy @ Pretty Wee Things

    I was totally stalking your page to see when you would post these, after you posted a teaser post! Do you think they would work if I replaced the sugar with coconut sugar or stevia? They sound so delicious and perfect as an after-dinner treat.

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