'm sure not everyone is enjoying sunny weather yet but even if you're not it's hard to resist a real fruit popsicle! Especially strawberries which are just starting to come in to the markets I frequent.
Since this is a really super simple recipe you want to have the very best quality of each ingredient. You want nice and sweet fresh organic strawberries, a good juicy lemon and some organic cane sugar. Add a bit of water and that's about it!
Oh and a popsicle mold. Or you can use paper cups with a stick in it if you want to try that. I went to World Market to get my mold but you can find them at almost any kitchen or big box store during the spring and summer months! lso you can score one on Amazon.com - up to you.
um! Let's get making!
Strawberry Ice Pops
makes 6-10 depending on the size of your popsicle mold
- lb strawberries, washed and stems removed
- juice 1 lemon
- 6 Tablespoons sugar
- 6 Tablespoons water
In a small saucepan combine your water and sugar over high heat. Just stay with it and stir until the sugar is disolved. Set aside to cool.
Blend the strawberries and lemon juice in your blender or food processor until fully pureed. Some smaller chunks are okay (and even good!) but you don't want large pieces because they freeze rock solid and are hard to bite through!
Mix the strawberry puree and sugar syrup together and pour into your molds.
Freeze until solid - around 4 hours or more. If you are using a popsicle mold with the wooden sticks let your mixture freeze without them for about an hour. Then you can easily push the sticks down into the pops without them floating back up or turning wonky.
Enjoy outside on the porch with your favorite people!