Sunday, June 25, 2017

Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicle

Recently, I contacted zoku to try out one of their popsicle molds and quickly fell in love with the product. I got the quick pop maker in red (I chose red because well it is Daniel's favorite color), Kristopher and Kailee became VERY excited. With this quick pop maker it is like an ice cream machine, plus no more long waits for the popsicles to actually free. But please keep in mind you have to freeze the popsicle container 24 hours before using it, like an ice cream machine container. As most of you are aware my mother has been having some health issues that has taken most of my time, thoughts, and concerns lately so I have not been having much time to do much else. I will not go into details, as that is private, but Lord I just wish the lady would catch a break!! But I want to thank each and everyone who continues to support us along this rocky journey.

First off, I love the idea, design, and concept behind these popsicle molds. On a hot 90 degree day I can easily take the quick pop maker out of the freezer, blend up some fruits or yogurt then you add some fruit and freeze for 9-12 minutes and the children have a perfectly healthy treat to take to the pool. Popsicles you buy at the store have so many additives, corn syrup, added coloring or you can get organic 4 pack for $5.00. I mean why waste the money on that? When you can invest money into a popsicle maker that will allow you to continue to make fresh, organic, no additives, yummy treats for you and your family easily; just dig out some room in your deep freezer and keep the quick pop mold in there (like I do). One thing I will strongly suggest getting is the Zoku storage case because once you make the popsicles you have no where to put them so you can store them to make more (since you can only make 3 at a time but you have 6 sticks to use). Another thing Kristopher really wanted to dip the popsicles in chocolate, so the chocolate station is very handy to keep around too. I mean it is summer time, you can make popsicles ahead of time, freeze in your storage case, then dip them in the perfectly melted chocolate (not a fan of chocolate but I think a strawberry popsicle dipped in chocolate would be out of this WORLD). Well why don't we get into the recipe now, since that is why everyone is here anyways!

You Will Need:

Zoku Quick Pop Maker (links below)
1 Pint Organic Strawberries
2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Organic Cream Cheese
3 tbsp Organic Graham Crackers
1/2 Cup Organic Milk
1/2 Cup Water
4 tbsp Organic Raw Honey, divided
1 tsp Organic Butter, melted

Make sure you put this in the freezer for 24 hours prior to using it

Place graham crackers into a ziplock bag

Crush the graham crackers until broken into tiny pieces, Kailee crushed these, she did good, but I had to complete them 

Measure out your graham crackers into a small bowl 

Add melted butter and mix (be sure the crumbs are tiny like I said I had to break some more up)

Wash and cut strawberry tops off

Then dice or leave your strawberries whole (you could also use raspberries here or blueberries) I have a powerful Vitamix so it blast through whole berries

Add water 

Add raw honey 

Blend until smooth (my favorite kitchen toy!!)

Clean out your blender, then add cream cheese, raw honey, vanilla and milk 

Blend until smooth

Pour the cream cheese mixture into the mold, only pour a little as you are switching between the two 

After you add the strawberry mix, add some graham cracker crumbs to the middle then switch back to the cream cheese mix and keep going until full (do not forget to add graham cracker crumbs to the top) 

Ready for freezer! 

Freeze for 7-10 minutes and then you are ready to take them out, now this is the tricky part it took me a couple minutes to figure this out

I first thought you had to leave the white pieces on, wrong! Take off the white pieces to expose the popsicle stick, then push down on the red knob (that comes in the box I can post a picture) and turn until they are snug, then as you pull twist to loosen the red knob and the popsicles will come right out (yeah this took me literally 20 minutes to figure out!!)

Best popsicles ever!!! Trust me! 

Be sure you get your storage case for these, I so needed mine, but it has not come yet from amazon! So instead we used small ziplocks. 

*If you make this or any other recipe please #organicmominthekitchen on facebook and send us pictures, we love seeing pictures!!!*

Also, comment below what else you would like to see us make!! 

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