Green Apple Wasabi Ice Pops

An ice pop mixture will taste slightly too sweet when it’s cold or at room temperature. Don’t worry; it won’t taste as sweet when it’s frozen. Also, when using spicy or hot ingredients, they won’t taste quite as hot once frozen.
By / Photography By Fran SP Gealer | June 12, 2015

Instructions

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.

Ingredients

  • 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
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