Summer Strawberry Popsicles

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These refreshing summer Strawberry Popsicles are made with juicy ripe strawberries, pure maple syrup, lemon juice and water.These refreshing summer Strawberry Popsicles are made with juicy ripe strawberries, pure maple syrup, lemon juice and water

If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for summer snacks, these healthy homemade fruit popsicles are quick and easy to make and they’re made with 100% real fruit.

These refreshing summer Strawberry Popsicles are made with juicy ripe strawberries, pure maple syrup, lemon juice and water.

STRAWBERRY POPSICLE RECIPE

These real fruit popsicles are made with all natural ingredients.  We use pure maple syrup as the sweetener, but you can use honey if you prefer.

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Lemon juice
  • Water

VARIATIONS

Use raspberries or peaches instead of strawberries

These refreshing summer Strawberry Popsicles are made with juicy ripe strawberries, pure maple syrup, lemon juice and water

HOW TO MAKE POPSICLES

These healthy frozen popsicles take about 20 minutes to make start-to-finish, but they’ll need to sit in the freezer for about 6-8 hours to freeze solid.

  • Prepare strawberries:  Remove stems and cut strawberries in half (if small strawberries).
  • Mascarate strawberries:  Put the strawberries in a bowl with the pure maple syrup and let mascarate for 10-15 minutes.
  • Cook strawberries:  Simmer the strawberries in a saucepan with water over medium low heat for about 5 minutes. 
  • Blend strawberries:  Let strawberries cool then transfer to blender and add the lemon juice and puree until mixture is smooth (you can leave some pieces of strawberries for a more rustic popsicle).
  • Freeze popsicles:  Divide mixture among the popsicle molds.  Place in the freezer for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours then remove and place popsicle sticks in the molds and return to the freezer.  Freeze for another 4-5 hours (or overnight) until popsicles are frozen solid.
  • Serve popsicles:  Run the sides and bottoms of the popsicle molds under warm-hot water for a few seconds so the popsicles will easily release from the molds.

These refreshing summer Strawberry Popsicles are made with juicy ripe strawberries, pure maple syrup, lemon juice and water

These homemade fruit popsicles are a healthier alternative to store-bought popsicles that are laced with sugar, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors and preservatives.  I tend to make a lot of popsicles during the warms summer months to satisfy my sweet tooth, to help me stay cool and to help keep me hydrated.  They’re also low-cal and rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits!

BENEFITS OF EATING STRAWBERRIES

  • Rich with antioxidants (1)
  • Excellent source of vitamin C
  • Good source of potassium
  • Low carbs
  • High water content
  • Good source of fiber

MORE POPSICLE RECIPES

These are some of my favorite homemade fruit popsicles.

These refreshing summer Strawberry Popsicles are made with juicy ripe strawberries, pure maple syrup, lemon juice and water
Yield: 10 popsicles

Strawberry Popsicles

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

These refreshing summer Strawberry Popsicles are made with juicy ripe strawberries, pure maple syrup, lemon juice and water. They're low-cal, rich with antioxidants and a healthier alternative to store-bought popsicles.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed and cut in half
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Remove stems and cut strawberries in half. (if strawberries are large then cut in quarters)
  2. Put the strawberries in a bowl with the pure maple syrup and let sit for 10-15 minutes so the strawberries release their juices.
  3. Heat the water and strawberries in a saucepan over medium low heat for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. Transfer strawberries to blender and add the lemon juice and puree until mixture is smooth. You can also leave some pieces of strawberries for a more rustic popsicle.
  5. Divide strawberry mixture among the popsicle molds.
  6. Place in the freezer for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours then remove and place popsicle sticks in the molds and return to the freezer. 
  7. Freeze for another 4-5 hours (or overnight) until popsicles are frozen solid.
  8. To serve, run the sides and bottoms of the popsicle molds under warm-hot water for a few seconds so the popsicles will easily release from the molds.
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