Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Can the weather have multiple personality disorder?  We had frost last week, shorts weather over the weekend and next week will plunge back to highs of 50-something. I am going to stop trying to plan planning and just keep Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles in the freezer!  

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

But summer will come—and I’m determined to take full advantage!                               

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles from above

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles from above

Right now I am working on recipes for sweet treats that also include healthy fruit! Isn’t that a perfect summer mission?  (Or even if you have leftover frozen local fruit from last year ;-).)   

Have you heard the news about teen fruit consumption and breast cancer risk?  In a recent study, teen girls who got 2.9 daily servings of fruit had a 25% lower risk of breast cancer as adults.  Another reason to count your 5-9 servings a day—and convert your desserts to fruit-filled. 

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle closeup

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle closeup

While I am also trying to reduce added sugar, these Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles include maple syrup because the lemon juice needed a little sweetening–and it is really easy to work with a liquid sweetener.  If you don’t have real maple syrup, you can use honey or make your own liquid sweetener by heating the water and equivalent sugar ahead of time, stirring until the sugar dissolves.  Then refrigerate until cool and blend with the remaining ingredients.   blend-berriespour-popsiclescompleted-popsicles

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles are super simple to make.  Just whir up the ingredients in the blender, pour into molds, and freeze until solid. If the recipe makes too much (or you increase for a bigger popsicle mold size and have extra), the leftovers make a delicious mini-smoothie.  No molds?  You can always freeze in small paper cups or even use a larger container and scoop out (after thawing slightly) of there.  (And I have seriously considered trying this in an ice cream freezer for a sorbet.)

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle Jumble

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle Jumble

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
Serves 6
A sweet tart treat, Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles are perfect for summer snacking--and for counting up your daily fruit servings.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
4 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
4 hr
40 calories
10 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
80 g
5 g
9 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
80g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 40
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 9g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
33%
Calcium
1%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 6 ounces cored strawberries - see note
  2. ¾ cup water
  3. 1/3 cup maple syrup (or other sweetener)
  4. 1/3 cup lemon juice (fresh or frozen, not bottled, about 2-3 lemons)
Instructions
  1. Blend ingredients in a blender until well-pureed.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze for at least 4 hours, until solid.
Notes
  1. I prefer frozen berries which reduces any tendency for the juice and pulp to separate while freezing. For fresh, this is about half of a 1 lb container after coring the berries.
  2. The amount fits my 6-unit popsicle molds as well as the vintage Tupperware molds.
  3. Calorie count should be about 58/popsicle
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carbs
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16 thoughts on “Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

  1. Lynn

    Definitely going to be trying out this recipe soon!

    I need to remember to buy extra local fruit this year so I can freeze it too – that is such a great idea!

  2. Kathy

    Yes, I agree with you–the weather does have multiple personalities. Multiple! It’s a good thing you posted this delicious-looking popsicle recipe because it’s nice & warm today, isn’t it, in our neck of the woods? I like the way you’ve integrated fruit in with the snack.

    1. Inger

      I am glad I made these during a warm spell. Now that it’s gotten a bit colder again. Though I admit I hate to air condition, so…

    1. Inger

      Now that I’m virtually out of frozen strawberries, I need to find a really good apple popsicle (trying, just haven’t gotten there yet).

    1. Inger

      You would have a longer popsicle season than we do David! Not that I’m above munching an occasional popsicle in the winter 😉

  3. grace

    i’ve been thinking about getting some popsicle molds but haven’t taken the plunge yet. this idea might just push me firmly into purchase mode–what a refreshing treat!

    1. Inger

      Everyone should have popsicle molds Grace! I hate to admit it, but I have 3 sets though one I bought at a school rummage sale so that (almost) doesn’t count.

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