This past weekend I went to Atlantic City for a quick visit. Man, that place is weird. Can’t be bothered to find a bathroom? No problem, here’s a wall. Can’t be bothered to find your pants? No problem, your shirt almost covers your butt. Feeling short? The boardwalk, with all of its planks and gaps would obviously be the perfect place to wear platform stilettos (preferably with your pants-less outfit, of course). I mean really! And just because a restaurant tells you that you have a 45 minute wait, that is pretty much the same as a 90 minute wait in their opinion, so don’t expect to be seated anytime before your stomach starts eating your own internal organs. Sheesh.
I did, however, get to come home with a box of salt water taffy, which is a treat in and of its self.
This recipe has zero to do with Atlantic City or salt water taffy, but I just felt like sharing.
Instead, my recipe is for Blueberries & Cream popsicles. It was one of those days where I had several ingredients in my refrigerator and realized that they all could be combined to make something tasty. And boy were these good and easy. I should note that the recipe instructs you to layer the blueberry and cream layers and then do a little swirl. Because my popsicle molds are narrow and rocket-shaped, this wasn’t really practical so I combined everything together prior to filling the molds, bypassing the decorative swirl element. They taste the same, but that’s why my photos look the way they do.
Blueberries and Cream Popsicles
source: Everyday Food Magazine
6 oz (1 c) blueberries (fresh or frozen)
3/4 c sugar, divided
1 c plain yogurt, low fat
1 c heavy cream
- In a small saucepan, bring blueberries and 1/4 c sugar to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, crushing berries with a wooden spoon, until syrupy. Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate until cool, at least 30 minutes or as long as overnight.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 c sugar, yogurt, and cream until sugar dissolves.
- Pour the yogurt and blueberry mixtures into popsicle molds, alternating them to make several layers of each. Swirl together with a skewer, insert handles, and freeze until solid.
PS Cats like them too. 🙂