because we’re so close to summer, i’m sharing these italian flag popsicles today. next wednesday, in less than a week, i will be done with school and on a plane headed home so that i can bum out and bake alllll i want and ignore coding for forever (oh, i wish).
these were inspired by an afternoon of perusing italian cookbooks. no, they aren’t italian flavors per se, but they are the flag colors. i did a blend of cucumber with extra skin (for that color!) and some avocado (for density so the other layers wouldn’t sink into the green!). the skin didn’t completely break down in my pops; i like the texture. if you want something more whippy and smooth, blend more. the middle layer is greek yogurt sweetened with a touch of (grade b forever) maple syrup; i highly recommend using some sweetener, because it helps the yogurt stay a little softer and not freeze so hard later on. the last layer is strawberry puree. mine were sweet enough that i didn’t need to add anything, but you can if your strawberries are anemic and bland and sad.
these italian flag popsicles were really nice and surprisingly creamy. a little savory from the green, a little bit of tang from yogurt, gentle sweetness from the berries.