A healthy and yummy treat for hot summer days! Whip up a batch in the morning and serve during the late afternoon. Enjoy!
2 cups fresh strawberries (about 9 ounces), hulled and halved
1/4 cup (2 ounces) orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon crème fraîche
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
STEP - 1
Stir together strawberries, orange liqueur, sugar, and lemon zest in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high, stirring often, until mixture simmers and juices begin to thicken, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool completely, about 20 minutes.
STEP - 2
Process milk, crème fraîche, heavy cream, honey, vanilla, and salt in a blender on medium-high speed until fully combined, about 30 seconds.
STEP - 3
Divide strawberry mixture evenly among 10 (3-ounce) ice pop molds (about 1 tablespoon per mold). Divide cream mixture evenly among molds; stir gently to combine. Insert ice pop sticks or food-safe craft sticks, and freeze until firm, about 6 hours or up to overnight.