Well we love strawberries. That is evident in all the strawberry recipes I have in my blog archive. It is the perfect fruit! I was at Krogers a couple weeks ago and they had their summer items clearanced. I am the dollar store and clearance aisle queen, lol! I found these awesome Jelly Belly popsicle molds that had sipper wells. The popsicle syrup that melts is caught in the well. Then you can sip the sweet liquid gold out of the formed spout on one side of the popsicle. I got a mold for 4 popsicles for only $1.75! It was such an awesome price that I bought two of them! Now I had the molds and absolutely had to make popsicles! We made fresh strawberry popsicles a few days ago! Super delicious and refreshing! Who doesn’t love strawberries, water, sugar and lemon juice as the only ingredients?! No preservatives or other additives you can’t even pronounce. The entire family LOVED them! You don’t need popsicle molds to make these. You can go seriously old school and use paper dixie cups with wooden popsicle sticks! Give these sweet, cool treats a try and you won’t regret it! This recipe made 8 full popsicles using the Jelly Belly molds.
Printable Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Popsicles
1 lb fresh strawberries
3/4 cup water
6 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Wash, dry and cut ends off of the strawberries.
Mash strawberries leaving some large chunks.
Add water and sugar. Stir till well combined.
Add lemon juice and stir till well combined. Spencer is always wanting to help in the kitchen. Most days he is my sous-chef. Daddy helped Spencer pour the lemon juice into the strawberry mix.
Carefully pour into popsicle molds or into the small paper cups.
Place mold in freezer for at least 4 hours.
If using paper cups, add a popsicle stick after cups are in the freezer for 1-2 hours (set enough to hold the popsicle stick upright). Pop out of mold or rip paper cup away and serve with a smile for a smile!
NOTE: To remove popsicle from mold, place mold in a bowl of hot faucet water. Make sure water comes all the way up the mold without actually being too high to mix with the popsicle itself. Gently rock popsicle out of mold after 45-60 seconds.