- 5 green apples (Granny Smith), washed, cored and chopped (not peeled)
- 2 limes, juice and zest
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon wasabi paste
In a blender, blend first 4 ingredients until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine strainer over a bowl. Press the solids to extract as much juice as possible.
Starting with ½ teaspoon wasabi, whisk into apple mixture, chill for 10 minutes and taste. If you’d like it a little hotter, add remaining ½ teaspoon wasabi. For
best results chill mixture until very cold before freezing.
Pour apple wasabi mix into ice pop molds and freeze until solid, 4–6 hours or overnight.
Set molds in hot water for 15 to 30 seconds to loosen pops, then unmold.
Recipe courtesy of Tiffany Buchanan of Freezer Monkeys, the Ventura-based gourmet frozen treats company.