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Strawberry Popsicles

Strawberry Popsicles

Popsicles are the perfect summer treat. You don’t have to turn on the oven and heat up the house to make popsicles. Homemade popsicles are the best too! They are easy, fun, and the flavor options are endless. We recently made strawberry popsicles-my all time favorite flavor.

When I was a kid, we used to visit my grandpa’s farm in Idaho every other summer. We loved spending a few weeks on the farm. We got to ride horses, feed the baby cows, chase peacocks, and find chicken eggs every morning. We also loved jumping on my grandpa’s trampoline. We spent hours and hours jumping. It was always hot, but we didn’t care. To cool off, we would eat popsicles. My grandpa had a special freezer for popsicles and ice cream. We consumed more than our fair share of frozen treats, but we were on vacation, so it was allowed:) Popsicles always remind me of my grandpa’s farm.

I’ve learned to make popsicles at home , they are so easy! Strawberry popsicles are my favorite.  All you have to do is puree fresh strawberries with sugar and a little lemon juice. You freeze the mixture in popsicle molds and that is it.

We don’t go to my grandpa’s farm to jump on the trampoline anymore, but I still remember the good old days of popsicles. I still love the cool, sweet, fruity flavor on my lips. Popsicles are one of the joys of summer time. If you are looking for a tasty way to cool down this summer try making strawberry popsicles.

Strawberry Popsicles

Ingredients:

1 pound strawberries, rinsed and hull removed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

1. Slice the strawberries and put them into a medium bowl. Add the sugar and stir until all of the strawberries are coated in sugar.
2. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
3. Remove strawberries from the refrigerator and put them into a blender of food processor. Add the lemon juice and puree until smooth.
4. Pour mixture into popsicle molds. Put molds in the freezer until popsicles are frozen, at least 3-4 hours.
5. When popsicles are frozen, remove from freezer. Let sit out for a few minutes before removing them from the molds. You can also run a little hot water over the molds to help them pop out.

Note-we bought our molds at a dollar store and IKEA. If you want to strain the seeds out before freezing, you can, but they don't bug us:)

If you like these strawberry popsicles, you might also like:

Peaches and Cream Popsicles from My Baking Addiction
Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles from Family Fresh Cooking
Mocha Popsicles from A Cozy Kitchen

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33 Responses to “Strawberry Popsicles”

  1. 1
    Erica — August 9, 2010 @ 4:39 am

    Ok seriously…you’re going to be the best Mom ever one day :) Perfect summer treat

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    Tracey — August 9, 2010 @ 4:41 am

    Those sound so good Maria! The perfect refreshing treat for a hot summer day!

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    Heather (heather's dish) — August 9, 2010 @ 4:49 am

    these are so vibrant and gorgeous! i made popsicles this weekend too, but they had banana so the color was more on the pepto-bismal side than yours :)

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    Maria we love our popsicles too!! Your strawberry ones will be enjoyed year round in SoCal. Sweet story about grandpa’s house. Thanks for the pingback :) xo

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    Jenny Flake — August 9, 2010 @ 6:27 am

    Thesse look so good for summer! love the photos :)

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — August 9, 2010 @ 6:48 am

    Yum yum! They are so pretty too. :)

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    Kristen — August 9, 2010 @ 7:03 am

    Beautiful and I love your new site design!

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    Rachel (S[d]OC) — August 9, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    How great to have a “granparents’ farm” to go to as a kid. Sounds wonderful.

    Real, fruit-based, ice pops are really becoming popular these days. It’s funny how there are these upscale places trying to sell this stuff when they are so easy to do at home, as this blog post clearly shows.

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    Heather — August 9, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Oh these take me back. Especially the shape of them! Reminds me of the bomb pops we used to chase the ice cream man down the block for.

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    naomi — August 9, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    Awesome! I love the simplicity for such a flavorful treat.

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    Dana — August 9, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    Maria – I LOVE the new site! It is charming and professional at the same time. And very you. Bravo! We bought one of those fancy schmancy Popsicle makers at Williams Sonoma recently and I have to admit I have been a little lazy about breaking it out. The boys love strawberries so I will have to try this with them.

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    Cristie — August 9, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    What fun memories of your Grandpa’s farm and the trampoline and frozen treats! Your popsicles look so delicious, I love that you make them with real fruit. I think the seeds give them character.

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    Joanne — August 9, 2010 @ 11:12 am

    I realized today just how much I love the new layout! I loved it last time I was here but it seriously clicked for me this time!

    Those strawberry popsicles sound delicious. My mom always used to make us orange ones!

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    stephchows — August 9, 2010 @ 11:19 am

    trampolines were and always will be the best :)

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    These look so refreshing! And I had so many accidents on trampolines–they were never my friend.

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    grace — August 9, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

    you’re darn right–these are the perfect way to combat a nasty, muggy, and horrifically hot day.

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    Katrina — August 9, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

    Yummy! And muct more healthy than all the ice cream I’ve been making this summer! ;)

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — August 9, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    I just made Popsicles last night for my 2yo – she devoured two this morning and wanted a third! I pureed some mangoes and combined it with some strawberry-banana juice (the kind that has “hidden” carrot juice).

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — August 9, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    Love your homemade popsicles! I have had popsicle molds for like 3 years and have still never used them! I need to get on that ASAP :)

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    Gaby — August 9, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

    Love making home Popsicles! I’ll make these for the girls at work as soon as they are back from vaca!

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    Kerstin — August 9, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

    Awww, these are so cute and such a perfect summer treat! I like the lemon juice you added too.

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    Amy from She Wears Many Hats — August 10, 2010 @ 4:46 am

    These do look so cute! School starts back next week and my kids would be happy to come home to these. Of course, if there are any left by the time they get home.

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    Cookin' Canuck — August 10, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    What fun memories of your time at your grandpa’s farm. These popsicles just scream “summer” and I know they would be a big hit with my kids.

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    Fuji Mama — August 11, 2010 @ 5:46 am

    Mmmmm, these look so yummy! I love the story that inspired them. Don’t things taste even better when they’ve got a good memory behind them?

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    Jen @ How To: Simplify — August 12, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    I would love to have one of these popsicles right now. They look so refreshing!

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    russell @ Chasing Delicious — August 14, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    These sound delicious! So much better than buying them at the store. It sounds like you have tried other flavors? Any good ones worth trying out in addition to strawberry?

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — August 15, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

    Yum! Those popsicles look fantastic. I’ll have to keep that recipe in mind.

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    Stacey — April 4, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. We live in the SW in a VERY hot area and I serve up popsicles as a treat to help keep everybody cool. This was a fun new flavor that the kids really enjoyed!

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    thehealthyapron — June 23, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    How refreshing!

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    Yum! I’m with you on strawberry popsicles they are the best. We make lots of popsicles year round, my kids love them!

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    Jamie — June 23, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    Just bought some strawberries so I might have to make these today!

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    Paula — June 23, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    Mmmmm…..I’m going to have to try these. I love the strawberry fruit bars at the store but these would be so much cheaper and better for you too.

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    Aida — January 27, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Just made those, they are too sweet.

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