August 04, 2010

Kiwi-Lemon-Galangal Ice Pops




Ingredients:
4 cups peeled, halved kiwi
juice and zest of 1 (large) lemon
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh or ground galangal root or ginger

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth and well combined. Pour into ice pop molds. Freeze until solid.



Yield: about 12 ice pops, depending on the size of your molds

My thoughts:
I sometimes hesitate about posting such simple recipes but the combination was so surprisingly good, I didn't want to keep it to myself. Ice pops are great for using up fruit, I recently had a ton of kiwi on my hands, enough that I made jam and a pie and these ice pops and still had some leftover. That is a lot of kiwi! Kiwi has a high water content so you don't need to add any juice (I just added the lemon juice for flavor) or water or anything to make it the right consistency for a superior ice pop. The lemon added just a bit of tartness to my very sweet kiwi and the galangal added a background note of spice that kept it from being just another boring ice pop.

7 comments:

  1. I could definitely sink my teeth into one of these! Love the added layer of flavour from the galangal.

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  2. I've been looking for some good pop makers so I can make healthy freezer pops. I love kiwi, I'll have to give these a try when I find a decent mold.

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  3. the galangal/ginger addition makes these so interesting

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  4. I love galangal! Have you had any balinese food? It is a important component of the flavoring. Definitely challenging to make at home though.

    I have never had galangal in any other context, but now I'm curious to try these. I don't have ice pop holders though. Do you think this would work as a granita?

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  5. Gabi
    I think it would work as a granita but I haven't tried it myself.

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  6. Please, never hesitate to post simple recipes... this sounds amazing!

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  7. Please don't hesitate to post simple recipes. I never would have thought of this, and they are delightful!

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