Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Picture this .. It’s the hottest day of the summer, the sun is shining bright, you’re having a great day, all you need is something to cool you down. And what’s better than one of the og summer treats: A popsicle, a Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle to be specific! These pops are a super fun, yummy and easy summer snack to make.

Strawberry Lemonade popsicles with whole strawberries and lemons

Making Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Preparing the Strawberries

For the strawberry puree, first wash, hull and quarter some strawberries. Then blend them together in a food processor or blender until it becomes a liquid. Set that mixture aside and let’s move onto the lemonade mix.

Preparing the Lemonade

For the lemonade part, mix together fresh lemon juice, simple syrup (easy to buy or make at home), and water together. And that’s it. That’s all. I told you it was easy! Now it’s onto the assembly.

Strawberries and lemons

Ideal Popsicle Molds Plus Other Ideas

Alright so the best way to make popsicles is to use popsicle molds. These are the ones I use and I love how they yield the perfect (for me) serving of popsicle. I will say though, that if I were to buy another mold I would go with ones that stand vertically, like this, for ease of filling and storing! 

But no worries if you don’t have (or want to buy) any popsicle molds. The best substitute is to use paper cups. You can use small dixie cups like this for a bite sized pop, larger ones for a normal sized pop, or these water cooler cones for a bit of a different shape! Really any paper cup will do. Fill them the same and then when it comes time for eating or storing just cut down one side with scissors and peel off the remaining paper. And voila .. popsicles without any popsicle molds!

strawberry lemonade popsicles with Strawberries and lemons

Popsicle Assembly

Okay it’s time for some honesty. If you’re looking for the best looking popsicles, it’s going to take some extra time. First you have to add the strawberry mix, then freeze that for a couple hours, then add the lemon mix and freeze that for a couple hours. It’s fun to have a layer situation going on in your popsicle, but the flavors are uneven and it takes almost double the hands-off time.

But if you’re looking for the best tasting popsicles, which in my opinion is more important,  mixing the strawberry and lemon together yields a yummier popsicle. Getting both the strawberry and lemon in every bite is just so yummy and refreshing! So that’s what I’d suggest doing – mixing the two together and freezing it as one mixture. It’s quicker and gives a better, more consistent flavor.

After about 5 hours, your popsicles will be ready to eat! If somehow you’re not inhaling them as soon as they’re available, take the pops out of the molds and store them in a ziploc bag in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you make this recipe or have any questions, let me know! Leave a comment below or tag me @annietortellini on Instagram!

Strawberry Lemonade popsicles with whole strawberries and lemons

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

These pops are a super fun, yummy and easy summer snack to make.
Servings: 4 popsicles
Prep Time 10 mins
Hands Off Chill Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 C strawberry puree about ½ pound of strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • ¼ C simple syrup
  • ¼ C fresh lemon juice about 1 lemon
  • ½ C water

Instructions
 

  • To make the strawberry puree, add ½ pound of hulled and chopped strawberries to a blender or food processor. Process until the mixture turns into a liquidus puree.
  • Mix the strawberry puree with ½ C water, ¼ C simple syrup, ¼ C fresh lemon juice. See Note.
  • Pour mixture evenly into 3-4 popsicles molds. See Note.
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours then enjoy!

Notes

Note on mixing the flavors: You have two options here. The first is 1) keep the strawberry and the lemon mixes separate to get a layered look on the popsicles. They look better, but take longer. The second option is 2) mix the strawberry and the lemon together for tastier, quicker pops. Read the "Popsicle Assembly" section of the copy above for a more detailed how-to. 
Note on popsicle molds: The best substitute for popsicle molds is paper cups. Read the "Ideal Popsicle Molds Plus Other Ideas" section of the copy above for more tips.
Course Dessert, Frozen Treat, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Dairy Free, No Cook, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian

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