Oh, I am excited about this cool summer treat! When I was a little girl, my parents took us on a family vacation to Disney every year. And since I was terrified of all rides except “It’s A Small World”, one of my favorite things to do was get a strawberry fruit-filled popsicle! I think I wanted one as soon as we walked into the park (and honestly, would still be my Disney must-have)!
One of my other favorites… frozen lemonades and lemon Italian ices! Yum! So while trying to think of a cool treat for our guests this weekend with no-sugar added, this brilliant idea hit me… combine the strawberries and the lemonade into a popsicle! It was simple, easy, and the only sugar is the natural sugar from the berries!
1 quart of strawberries, cored
1 quart of Crystal Light or a similar low-calorie drink mix (of course, regular lemonade could be used)
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
Using a food processor or blender, puree strawberries.
Mix up lemonade. Add 1-quart of lemonade to the pureed strawberries and blend. Add lemon juice for a little more bite.
Pour into popsicle molds. Refrigerate.
Simple! These popsicles have a crunchier Italian Ice kind of texture because of all the lemonade. For a creamier texture, use more strawberries than lemonade. Yields 12 (wide) popsicles.
Here are a couple easy steps for using popsicle molds:
- When filling each mold, leave about 1/2″ of space at the top since your popsicle will expand as it freezes.
- Try to resist your delicious popsicle creation for about 4 hours or until the popsicles have frozen completely.
- Remove each pop by gently squeezing the sides as you pull on the stick. If the pop doesn’t budge, run it under warm water for 5 seconds and try again.
When the weather heats up this summer, chill out with a no-sugar added, oh-s0-good strawberry lemonade popsicle!