I know, I know. I’m wayyyy behind on the popsicle bandwagon. I tried making some rum and coke popsicles last summer and had such high hopes! Until they didn’t set up (note to self…don’t try making popsicles so strong you can get drunk off them…) and they just tasted…blah. I’m not sure if I didn’t have the lids on tight and they got other freezer smells in them or what, but it was a disaster. But like with all mishaps, you just have to try again. Sometimes it’s just over a year later.
Has it been ridiculously hot where you are? It cooled off to 85 the other day because of some thunderstorms and it felt magical. Let’s just say I think we’ve gone through our weight in popsicles this summer and it’s still only July! As you know from last week’s Strawberry Freezer Jam recipe, I’ve been cutting and freezing strawberries whenever they were on sale. What’s one to do with all these strawberries? Make popsicles of course!
I’ll be honest…I defrosted too many strawberries for the jam. And was left standing in the kitchen with a bowl of sad leftover strawberries just begging to be used. “Pick me. Choose me. Love me.” (Has anyone else been watching the Grey’s reruns on TV this summer??)
I love popsicles because they’re such a guilt free snack. While I’m sure Otter Pops aren’t necessarily healthy for you, they’re a lot better than a big bowl of ice cream (sadly). What I love about these Strawberry Popsicles though is that there are only 3 ingredients: strawberries, lemon juice, and a little sugar. That’s it! You could even leave the sugar out if you wanted to make them super duper extra healthy, but I like a little sweetness. It’s a treat after all!
What are your favorite flavor of popsicles to make? I’m already brain storming the next kinds I want! With the weather expected to be back in the 100s for the next week, I’ll have a good excuse to continue eating them for breakfast.
Fresh Strawberry Popsicles
- 2 1/2 c sliced strawberries
- 1/2 c fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- Add all ingredients into blender and pulse until smooth. Adjust sugar to taste.
- Pour into popsicle molds and let freeze completely (makes 6).