Similar to the Creamy Lavender Honey, we’re taking another look into using florals as flavorings in paletas this week with Strawberry Rose. Strawberry Rose is filled with sweet strawberries and creamy coconut milk kissed by rose buds. This is another non-dairy cream-based paleta similar to the Creamy Lavender Honey and Citrus Espresso Chocolate Fudge. For whatever reason, if paletas and popsicles were popular at tea parties, this Strawberry Rose would be the one invited to the table.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup raw sugar, turbinado
- 1 Tbs. rose buds, dried
- Bring water and rose to a boil in a saucepan.
- Add raw sugar in the sauce pan and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, allow to cool, strain using a strainer to capture the rose buds (discard after filtering).
- Use in Strawberry Rose Paleta recipe, or
- Bottle and refrigerate (will last about 1 week).
This Rose Simple Syrup is great to be used in desserts and recipes such as this paleta one, but also for cocktails (or mocktails for the little ones!). You may not think roses have anything nutritionally to offer, but in actuality, rose buds/hips contain high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, and manganese while providing a sweet subtle flavor in these paletas. Strawberries also contain a high amount of vitamin C, manganese, fiber, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and phytonutrients galore. Not only do these paletas taste great, but they also have some nutrient benefits.
- 1 can light coconut milk
- 1 cup strawberries, frozen or fresh
- ¼ cup + 2 Tbs. of Rose Simple Syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt to taste
- Blend all ingredients into a Vitamix or high speed blender until well combined.
- Pour mixture in popsicle mold and freeze overnight or until hardened.
Lower fat option// decrease the coconut milk and add almond milk or extra strawberries.
*Note this will change the texture of the original recipe.
Feel free to use my Vitamix coupon code for a discount, 06-008786 or simply click the Vitamix icon on the right! This is the mold I’m using in all the paleta recipes. You can also check some of these out here, and this one is really cool too!
Have you ever had a dish, beverage, or tea with rose in it? Share below! Meet back here tomorrow for the final installment on Nutrition Stripped’s Paleta Series! Hint hint, it’ll include one of my favorite fruits that I’ve been using in many desserts this past month ;)