I promise this is my last apricot recipe for a while! (Mainly because they are no longer in season, ha!). Anyway it has been so hot and humid here that in the afternoons it has been such a pleasure to have a nice cold treat! Prior to starting my health journey every now and then we would go to the local gelateria for a gelato. The good thing here as I found out was the majority of the gelateria’s  make their own gelato, meaning it doesn’t contain the preservatives, emulsifiers you would find in store bought ice cream. However the gelati of course still contains sugar which I am no longer consuming. 

So to replace this sweet treat I decided to make my own popsicles, sugar free and using fresh seasonal fruit. So with my recently discovered favourite combination of ginger and apricot (the ginger really enhances the apricot flavour!), I made these popsicles! I also added a few other spices to ‘spice things up a little’ (terrible, I know) and the result was amazing! 

apricot popsicles

These popsicles are so yummy and I have made batches of them because they keep disappearing before I can photograph them! (The restraint I had to use to get these photographs was incredible!) I prefer these on the spicy side but you can add a little honey if you prefer little bit more sweetness!

Buon Appetito

xo

apricot popsicles

Ingredients
Makes 8
Author | The Unprocessed Pantry

8 apricots, stone removed and chopped
2 tbsp fresh ginger, finely grated
honey, to taste (optional)
2 tbsp water
2 cups natural yoghurt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Equipment
8 popsicle molds (mine hold ~ 1/4 cup)
saucepan
wooden spoon
mixing bowl
knife
measuring spoons

Suggestions/Variations
It may seem like a lot of spices but one frozen the flavour is diminished slightly. 

Method
In a saucepan add the apricots, fresh ginger and water. Cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally until the water is evaporated and the apricots are falling apart. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. 

Taste the apricot mixture and add honey if desired. 

In a bowl, add the yoghurt, apricot mixture and the spices, and stir to combine. 

Place the mixture in your molds and freeze overnight. 

 


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