Have your kids started their Spring Break yet? I know my kids couldn’t wait to have some time off from school. They want to feel free and not have to worry about homework, exams, book reports, etc. Today, I’ve a super fun and cute recipe for you to welcome Spring Break! Check out these Strawberry Milky Lollipops! Aren’t they the cutest things you’ve seen lately? Best of all, they are really yummy as well.
I made these Strawberry Milky Lollipop over the weekend with my Baby Girl. If you’re looking for some fun activities to do with your kids on their days off, this recipe would be a fun and delicious project. These lollipops are also a perfect treat if you’re planning a kids party as well.
The flavors of these homemade Strawberry Milky Lollipops remind me of these Strawberry and Cream lollipops that I loved when I was young. Better yet, my homemade version is made with real strawberries and no artificial flavors or coloring. Since there are only a few ingredients in these lollipop candies, the strawberry flavor truly comes through.
If you haven’t done so, be sure to check out my video tutorial at the top of this post on how to make these cuties! I’ll show you step by step on how to make the traditional lollipop shapes and the strawberry shaped ones as well.
An alternate to shaping the lollipop is to cut the rolled candy into tiny dots (as shown in the picture above.) I personally prefer these smaller ones as they are perfect for 'portion control!' I’ll list all the ingredients and tools used in this recipe at the end of the post for your reference.
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Ingredients and Tools Used:
All Natural Beet Rool Coloring Tutorial: https://goo.gl/uWBS7D
Sweet Rice Flour (Click here for more information)
Organic Honey (Click here for more information)
Baking Sheets (Click here for more information)
Silpat (Click here for more information)
Unsalted Butter (Click here for more information)
Organic Sweetened Condensed Milk (Click here for more information)
Organic Vanilla Extract (Click here for more information)
Freeze Dried Strawberry (Click here for more information)
Lollipop Sticks (Click here for more information)
Infrared Thermometer (Click here for more information)
Strawberry Milky Lollipop 士多啤梨牛奶棒棒糖Makes 24 lollipops
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup butter, unsalted
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries, grinded
1/2 teaspoon beet root all natural coloring (link to tutorial: https://goo.gl/uWBS7D)
1/4 cup sweet rice flour, plus more for rolling candies
oil spray, for greasing container
24 lollipop sticks
Grease a small heat-proof glass container with vegetable spray, set aside.
In a medium pot, heat sugar, butter, salt, condensed milk, and water over low heat. Constantly stirring until the mixture reaches 248 degrees F.
When the mixture comes up to temperature, remove from heat and stir in honey, vanilla extract, strawberry powder, and rice flour. After the mixture is well incorporated, transfer to the prepared glass container. Let the mixture cool to room temperature and refrigerate for 1 hour.
On a clean surface (I used a silpat), lightly sprinkle a little bit of rice flour on top. Take about 1 tablespoon of candy and roll it into a 6-inch log. Roll the log up starting from one end to create a candy coil. Gently push the lollipop stick until the tip reaches half way through the candy. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
To create the Strawberry-shaped Lollipop:
Take about 1/2 tablespoon of candy, roll it into a ball, then gently roll on 1 side to create a slight pointy tip (as the strawberry bottom). Insert a lollipop stick from the pointy side of the candy until the tip reaches half way through the candy. Re-shape the strawberry if necessary. Slightly flatten the top.
With a tweezer or your finger tip, place white sesame seeds all around the candy to mimic the strawberry seeds.
Take about 1/2 teaspoon of candy and knead with a little bit of green tea powder until it reaches the green color that you like. Shape it into a ball and flatten it out into a disk. Cut the disk into 6 small triangles and attach 5 of them onto the top of the strawberry candy to mimic the strawberry leaves. Roll the remaining triangle onto log and place it on the strawberry leaves to mimic a stem.
Fill a small glass with rice (you can use beans or sugar as well), insert the lollipop stick into the rice so that the shaped lollipop will hold its shape all around. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.