One of my favorite treats to make for my daughter in the summertime is popsicles made from fresh fruit. There's something about the bright, vibrant colored, frozen goodness on a stick that seems to delight her sweet, little soul. Ah, to see the world through the eyes of a child.
I decided to put a little spin on these pretty strawberry pops due to the abundance of jalapeños growing in our garden. Never did I imagine that the two itty bitty plants my husband brought home from the store would turn into monster pepper-producing machines that are easily half my size. I seriously have jalapeños coming out my ears. So yeah, I've been trying to get creative with them.
I knew that removing the seeds and white membrane from the jalapeños would eliminate most of the heat from the spicy, little beauts and make them kid-friendly for my little lady. I had a feeling that the earthiness of the peppers would pair beautifully with the sweet, fresh strawberries and key lime juice I had in the fridge. I was right. The combination made delicious popsicles that were perfect for Mommy and the little one on this hot Summer day.
Keep reading for the recipe.