Strawberry Popsicles

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Strawberry Popsicles. Photo © Erin Huffstetler
  • Prep Time
    5 min
  • Cook Time
    0 min
  • Total Time
    5 min
  • Yield
    6-8 popsicles

Looking for a cheap alternative to pricey store-bought popsicles? Then, give this strawberry popsicle recipe a try. With only three ingredients it's easy to make, and pretty healthy, too. Keep the sugar content low, and you don't even have to consider it dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole strawberries (stems removed)
  • 1 cup milk
  • Sugar to taste

Preparation

1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.

2. Taste, and add sugar as needed.

3. Pour your popsicle mix into a popsicle mold; insert sticks; and freeze. Use paper cups topped with aluminum foil, if you don't have a popsicle mold.

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4. To release the popsicles from their mold, submerge the base of the mold in warm water for a minute or two. The popsicles should slide right out.

Yield: 6-8 popsicles.

Recipe Variations

This same recipe can be used with other berries or fruits. Make blueberry or blackberry popsicles, or try a mixed berry blend. If you have access to fresh herbs, experiment with adding fresh mint or lavender to the recipe, or see what happens when you throw a dash of cayenne pepper into the mix. You can even add spinach or another green, like kale, for added nutrition. If it tastes good in a smoothie, it'll taste good in your popsicles.

For creamier popsicles, try replacing some, or all, of the milk with vanilla yogurt. This is a good basic recipe with lots of room to make it your own, so play around until you come up with your own gourmet blend that you can't get anywhere else. Just be sure to take notes on what you did, so you can recreate it, if it turns out well.

Other Things to Try

Pour your strawberry popsicle mix into ice cube trays. Then, add the cubes to iced tea or lemonade.

They'll look really fancy, and as they melt, they'll enhance the flavor of your drink, instead of watering it down. These are fun any day, but especially festive for parties.

More Things to Make with Strawberries

Have loads of strawberries that you need to use up quickly? Fresh strawberries may not keep for long, but there are lots of great ways to preserve them.

 Make strawberry freezer jam; whip up a quick batch of strawberry syrup to add to mixed drinks or to use on pancakes; dehydrate berries, so you can add them to oatmeal and cereal. And if you still have a bunch of berries after making all of these things, freeze the rest, so you can use them to make pies and smoothies throughout the year.

If you're pressed for time now, you can even freeze a bunch of berries, and use them to make these things later. Frozen berries work just as well in recipes as fresh berries. Just get them in the freezer while they're at their best, and they'll still be at their best later.

Still looking for more things to make with your strawberries? Here's a big collection of strawberry recipes. Just don't blame me if you end up deciding you need more strawberries after you check it out.