When you were a kid, did you read books set in the turn of the twentieth century, and did you desperately long for the olden days, where THE event of the season was the town's Strawberry Social? I sure did. I didn't know what a Strawberry Social was, exactly, but I knew it involved Sunday dresses and strawberries, and frankly, that was good enough for me.
One of the things about the modern age is that there's a tendency to lose that feeling of community that a Strawberry Social would incur, what with friends and family being scattered across the globe. A Strawberry Social, I imagine, would have been the way to gather the whole town in one place, to celebrate the early-summer harvest of the sweetest of nature's candy - the strawberry.
I wish I could gather all of my friends and family in my backyard for a Strawberry Social, but since many of my dearest friends live thousands of kilometers away, I will have to settle for a virtual one. The next time you enjoy a bowl of delectable crimson strawberries, or maybe this icy and creamy Strawberry Dreamsicle, think of me, tying on my imaginary Sunday-best bonnet and dreaming of days gone by.
In a high-powered blender, puree all ingredients together until very smooth.
Pour into ice pop moulds. Drop one or two sliced fresh strawberries in each mould, if desired.
Freeze until firm.
For an extra-special treat, try dipping the frozen Strawberry Dreamsicle in Homemade Magic Shell just prior to eating.