Homemade strawberry popsicles are a guilt-free treat that kids and adults love! They’re less expensive than fancy paletas at local shops, and they’re incredibly easy to make. Enjoy spring and summer’s bounty by learning how to make these tasty treats!
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My family moved to Florida the summer after my 8th grade year. But long before that, my family vacationed there every spring for many years. One of my favorite parts about being in Florida in March was the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Even though we never actually went to the festival, its bounty trickled to other parts of the state, and we were the glad recipients.
Whether it’s the sticky sweet juices running over a piece of shortcake, or the simple snack of a mound of whipped cream with deep rouge berries, strawberries will forever signal springtime in my mind.
My kids love a variety of fruit, but berries are among their favorites. I don’t often need to find a way to use up strawberries in our house, because they never last very long. But when the prices start dropping on these morsels of delight, I buy larger quantities and find various ways to enjoy them! We also sometimes make it out to a local strawberry patch to pick some ourselves.
These easy strawberry popsicles are one of my kids’ absolute favorite snacks. They love eating fancy paletas from local shops here in Nashville, so we started making these at home as a less expensive option.
They request them ALL the time, and they could very easily eat several in one sitting.
I can’t say that I blame them. These homemade strawberry popsicles are refreshing on a warm day and there aren’t any artificial flavors or colors in them. Just three simple, delicious ingredients. Which proves that sometimes the best things are the simplest.
They’re super easy to make, too, which means they’re a win for me AND the kids! 🙂
How to Make Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
You start off with a 16-oz carton of ripe strawberries. Cut off the stems and quarter the berries. You want to end up with about two cups of chopped berries.
Toss those tasty strawberries into a medium saucepan with some sugar and water, then cook over medium heat until the berries soften and release their juices.
Use an immersion blender (or regular blender–just be careful and vent the lid when blending the hot contents) to puree the berries to your desired consistency before pouring into a popsicle mold. This mold is the one I use and love–I like that it has a lid to hold the popsicle sticks in place while freezing.
After a few hours, you’ve got a tasty and guilt-free snack to help you cool off on warm days! That’s almost as good as being in the Sunshine State. 🙂
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