Sweet meets savory strawberry ricotta popsicles! Sweet strawberries, herby basil, and savory ricotta cheese make these pops super unique and healthy. YUM! // Rhubarbarians
Hello friends! This post is one of my favorites from the archives. Way back from spring of 2015! ? I’m breathing some new life into it and thought you’d enjoy it too. Thanks for reading!
I came up with these popsicles way back then on a whim when I had way too much ricotta cheese in my fridge. What felt like a crazy experiment turned into a semi-savory popsicle. Something surprising and different, a popsicle like I had never tasted.
Cheesy, icy, but sweet and herby from the strawberries and basil.
Will you try this recipe this spring?
These ricotta popsicles are:
basil-y, strawberry-y, savory AND sweet, a bit salty, icy, cheesy, 100% beautiful. Just look at that color!
Some notes about this recipe:
- These are not creamsicles. The ricotta cheese hardens quite a bit, and does not become creamy when frozen.
- For sweeter popsicles, add more sugar. Maybe even cook the strawberries down in a saucepan with the sugar before pureeing for deeper, roasted strawberry flavor.
- For more strawberry/less cheese flavor, adjust the ratio to your liking. Add more strawberries and less cheese.
- Be brave and try out something new!
Sweet meets savory strawberry ricotta popsicles! Sweet strawberries, herby basil, and savory ricotta cheese make these pops super unique and healthy.
- 2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries. Fresh or defrosted frozen
- 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- 10 whole fresh basil leaves
- 1 cup water
- 2 Tbsp white sugar
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 30 minutes.
Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for an additional 3½ hours or overnight.
When frozen, remove from molds and store in the freezer in plastic baggies for up to 2 weeks.
Note: This recipe makes 10 (3oz) popsicles using this popsicle mold.
What do you think? Are these too crazy for you?
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