These strawberry lemonade popsicles are so tangy and refreshing. After a couple of hot months, I'm in need of the perfect summer dessert to cool off with.
Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
Oh, how I wish it was strawberry season here in New York. I love being able to pick up strawberries for a decent price at the supermarket and have them taste like an actual sweet, juicy strawberry. We have a farm nearby that grows them, so I try to stop by the farmer's market during strawberry season as often as possible.
Desserts always taste so much better with a fruit that is in season. They are sweeter, juicier, and cheaper! Depending on this recipe, the next best thing is a bag of frozen fruit. So, if strawberries aren't in season when you make this, feel free to grab some frozen strawberries to partially thaw and blend up.
Who doesn't love making popsicles at home? They're so easy to make and with a few tips, they're easy to pop out of the molds too. When I first started making popsicles at home, I didn't know what I was doing. I had a hard time trying to figure out how to get the popsicle out and keeping the stick in.
Tips to make this Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
- If you have a different mold and want to use wooden popsicle sticks instead of the plastic tops provided, cover the top of the mold with heavy duty tin foil or press and seal. Cut small holes and add the popsicle sticks in.
- Soak your wooden popsicle sticks in water before putting them into the popsicles.
- Run the bottom of the mold under warm water for about 20 seconds making sure the warm water gets on all of the cavities. You can do it an additional 10 seconds if needed.
- Lastly, remove the popsicles from the mold and cover each one with plastic wrap or press and seal. Pop them in a freezer bag until you're ready to enjoy one or 3.
fun layered strawberry lemonade popsicle recipe
To have separate layers, add the diced strawberries and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the puree into the 10 cavities, being careful not to get it down the sides of the mold. Otherwise, you won't see the lemonade layer as clearly.
Freeze the strawberry puree until it's slightly firm. It takes about 30 minutes.
In a small saucepan, add in the water and remaining sugar over medium heat. Let it simmer for 3 minutes. Let it cool to room temperature and then pour in the lemon juice into the simple syrup and stir. Use a funnel and fill the popsicle molds with the lemon simple syrup
Add in the popsicle stick and pop it in the freezer to chill overnight.
Want more frozen treats for summer?
- Raspberry Lemonade Yogurt Popsicles
- Boozy Sweet Peach Tea Popsicles
- Red White and Blue Berry Yogurt Popsicles
How to make strawberry lemonade popsicles:
Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
- 1 ¾ cups strawberries hulled and diced
- 1 cup (about 5 medium lemons) fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Add the diced strawberries into a blender. Blend until completely smooth.
- In a small saucepan, add in the water and sugar. Heat over medium just until the sugar is dissolved. This should take about 3 minutes of simmering.
- Pour the lemon juice and blended strawberries in with the simple syrup and stir.
- Using a funnel, fill the popsicle molds with lemonade.
- Soak the wooden popsicle sticks in water for 1 - 2 minutes.
- Add the popsicle sticks to the mold. Place in the freezer for at least 8 hours to overnight.
- Run the popsicle mold under warm water for about 20 seconds to release the popsicles. You can run them under water longer if the popsicles won't release from the mold on the first try.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)
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