These fresh strawberry popsicles are bursting with strawberry flavor. With whole fruit and no refined sugar they are a great snack for kids and kids at heart.
Is there anything better than a big bow of fresh, ripe, juicy strawberries on a sunny day? These strawberry ice lollies might be. Made with fresh strawberries they are tasty treat with no refined sugar and are naturally gluten free and vegan. The perfect treat or snack of both kids and kids at heart.
With just three ingredients they are super easy to whip up. You can have them in the freezer in just five minutes, ready to give to the kids in the afternoon.
Strawberries: I use beautiful fresh, ripe strawberries when they are in season on this recipe. You can sometimes get 'jamming' strawberries more cheaply which are a little less pretty but would work fine in this recipe. This is also perfect for using up over ripe strawberries that are nearly past being useable.
You could use frozen strawberries but its harder to tell if you're getting beautifully ripe strawberries so you made need to taste and add more maple syrup to make up for this if needed.
Lemon juice: freshly squeezed lemon juice is best for this recipe. I do not recommend using bottled lemon juice, it won't taste the same. The lemon juice helps add some brightness to this recipe and balance out the sweetness. You could also use lime juice.
Maple syrup: some maple syrup helps add some sweetness to these popsicles without refined sugar and keeps them a vegan treat. You may want to add more or less syrup depending on how sweet your strawberries are. You could substitute with honey for a non vegan option or two to three tablespoons of white sugar if you are ok with refined sugar.
How to make strawberry popsicles
Hull the strawberries and cut them into quarters.
Blitz in a food processor or the chopping bowl of an immersion/stick blender until smooth. For smoother popsicles you can strain the strawberries at this point if you wish or keep them as a whole food treat.
Cut the lemon in half and juice one half. Measure the lemon juice and add it to the blitzed strawberries.
Measure the maple syrup and mix well.
Hot tip: make sure there is enough room in the freezer for the popsicle molds before filling them, or their will be tears!
Pour into popsicle molds and add sticks. Freeze for at least four hours, or until firm.
How to serve
To serve remove from molds and enjoy!
How to store
These popsicles will store well in an airtight container with some baking paper between them to stop them sticking together for up two months but I doubt they will last that long 🙂
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- Popsicle molds and sticks
- Food processor or stick/immersion blender with chopping bowl attachment.
- 1.1 lbs (500gms) ripe strawberries
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup (62mls) maple syrup
- Hull strawberries and chop into quarters
- Blend well until smooth.
- Cut the lemon in half. Juice and measure out ½ tablespoon.
- If you prefer smoother popsicles you can strain out the seeds, other wise keep them in for a whole food snack.
- Add lemon juice and maple syrup to blended strawberries and mix well.
- Pour into popsicle molds and add sticks.
- Freeze for four hours, or until firm.
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