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Recipe: Creme Patisserie {Vanilla Pastry Cream}

This pastry cream can be used in so many desserts, it’s especially great in fruit tarts, eclairs or enjoyed on it’s own.

4 cups of pastry cream

2 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1 vanilla pod
2 1/4 cups whole milk
2 large egg
4 egg yolks
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
–optional flavoring suggestions
lemon or lime zest
orange blossom or rose water
fruit or peppermint extracts
cinnamon or other spices you love
almond, praline or pistachio paste

Add the vanilla bean paste or scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod into a large saucepan. Pour in the milk and heat over medium-high heat, bring to
a boil.
Put the eggs and yolks into a heat proof bowl, add the sugar, cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Pour the boiling milk over the egg mixture and whisk constantly until completely combined. Pour this custard mixture back into the saucepan over medium heat. Cook and whisk constantly until thickened. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes to combine flavors.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl. Whisk in any additional flavorings. Press a piece or plastic wrap over the top of the pastry cream. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Refrigerate up to 3 days.

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Recipe: Strawberries & Cream Patron Popsicles

When boozy popsicles became a trend a few years ago I was forever sold. Try these & you will quickly see why the trend has stuck around!

11 Pops

8 ounces fresh or frozen (thawed) strawberries
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups 2% or whole milk
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) Patron Silver tequila

In a saucepan combine the strawberries, powdered sugar & vanilla extract. Bring to a boil & simmer a few minutes until you have a sauce. Stir well. Remove pan from the heat & mash strawberries on the side of the pan with a fork. Chill completely.
Combine chilled strawberries with sour cream, milk and tequila. Whisk together well. Carefully spoon mixture into popsicle molds, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top of each mold for expansion. Insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
Let pops sit out for a few minutes or run them under warm water to release from the molds. Remove carefully, these are softer due to the alcohol.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Strawberries & Cream Patron Popsicles

When boozy popsicles became a trend a few years ago I was forever sold. Try these & you will quickly see why the trend has stuck around!

11 Pops

8 ounces fresh or frozen (thawed) strawberries
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups 2% or whole milk
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) Patron Silver tequila

In a saucepan combine the strawberries, powdered sugar & vanilla extract. Bring to a boil & simmer a few minutes until you have a sauce. Stir well. Remove pan from the heat & mash strawberries on the side of the pan with a fork. Chill completely.
Combine chilled strawberries with sour cream, milk and tequila. Whisk together well. Carefully spoon mixture into popsicle molds, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top of each mold for expansion. Insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
Let pops sit out for a few minutes or run them under warm water to release from the molds. Remove carefully, these are softer due to the alcohol.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Strawberries & Cream Patron Popsicles

When boozy popsicles became a trend a few years ago I was forever sold. Try these & you will quickly see why the trend has stuck around!

11 Pops

8 ounces fresh or frozen (thawed) strawberries
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups 2% or whole milk
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) Patron Silver tequila

In a saucepan combine the strawberries, powdered sugar & vanilla extract. Bring to a boil & simmer a few minutes until you have a sauce. Stir well. Remove pan from the heat & mash strawberries on the side of the pan with a fork. Chill completely.
Combine chilled strawberries with sour cream, milk and tequila. Whisk together well. Carefully spoon mixture into popsicle molds, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top of each mold for expansion. Insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
Let pops sit out for a few minutes or run them under warm water to release from the molds. Remove carefully, these are softer due to the alcohol.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Strawberries & Cream Patron Popsicles

Ingredients

Directions

~ Marla Meridith