Capture the taste of summer with these delicious four-ingredient strawberry popsicles. Easy to customize and can be made with fresh or frozen strawberries.
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Table of Contents
- About Strawberry Popsicles
- What tools do you need?
- What size popsicle does this recipe make?
- How should you unmold popsicles?
- Can you use fresh strawberries?
- How long are strawberry popsicles good for?
- Notes & tips for strawberry popsicles
- More delicious recipes with strawberry
- Other great ice cream recipes
- How to make strawberry popsicles
- Recipe Details
About Strawberry Popsicles
Whether you’ve picked fresh strawberries or have frozen strawberries on hand, these easy popsicles are a cool, refreshing way to enjoy this classic summer fruit.
What tools do you need?
For this recipe, make sure you have all of these on hand:
- A popsicle mold set – A must-have for making popsicles. See the next section for a thorough explanation on what size mold you’ll need.
- Popsicle sticks – If you just bought a popsicle mold, it may come with popsicle sticks – but it never hurts to have more on hand for more popsicles.
- Food processor – For blending the ingredients.
- Mixing bowl – Used for mixing the strawberries with sugar beforehand to help draw out the juices. This is an optional step, though, so feel free to skip it if you’d like.
What size popsicle does this recipe make?
This recipe is designed to make 10 “standard-sized” popsicles, which are roughly three ounces and four inches in length.
However, you can adjust this recipe for mini popsicle molds, which are roughly two ounces and three inches length. All you need to do is adjust the recipe yield by about 0.5.
You can easily accomplish this in two ways:
- Mouseover or tap the “yield” number in the recipe card below and change the servings from 10 popsicles to five. If you change this number and print the recipe, it should print the values you have set.
- By doing a little math. I know, that’s the obvious answer, but I also know some of you are truly gifted in this area and would trust this method more. If you can do it, you have my respects.
Doing either of the above should give you enough ingredients to make 10 mini popsicles instead of 10 standard popsicles.
How should you unmold popsicles?
For best results, I recommend using lukewarm (not hot) water to help release the popsicles from the mold.
You can either hold the mold under running water for one minute (being careful not to get water in the mold itself) OR you can fill a large pot with water and submerge the mold for up to a minute (again, being careful no water gets in the mold).
Done correctly, popsicles should release easily with a gentle pull. If they still won’t budge, repeat the process with the water; do not force or tug the popsicles as they may break.
Can you use fresh strawberries?
This recipe calls for frozen strawberries, but you could easily use fresh strawberries instead.
If using fresh strawberries, I would recommend substituting one of the three cups of water for a cup of ice (so in total it would be one cup of ice and two cups of water.)
How long are strawberry popsicles good for?
When stored in a sealed container or freezer bag, strawberry popsicles should last up to three months.
Notes & tips for strawberry popsicles
- To help prevent the popsicles from getting stuck together when stored, make sure popsicles are not stacked/touching or separate layers of popsicles with wax paper.
- The sugar in this recipe can be adjusted to your tastes. It can also be substituted with an equal portion of stevia for a healthier alternative.
- Feel free to blend the strawberries until totally smooth or leave a few tiny pieces of strawberry.
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How to make strawberry popsicles
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – If you’d like to draw out the juice in the strawberries, add the berries and sugar to a large bowl and toss to coat. Let the fruit sit for 20 minutes.
Step 2 – In a food processor, add the water, strawberries, sugar, and vanilla. Pulse everything together until the texture is smooth or only has tiny pieces of strawberry.
Step 3 – Pour strawberry mixture into a popsicle mold and add popsicle sticks.
Step 4 – Freeze!
Step 5 – Serve and enjoy!
- 3 cups water, very cold
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- OPTIONAL STEP: In a large bowl, add frozen strawberries and granulated sugar, then toss to coat. Allow strawberries to sit for 20 minutes so sugar and draw out the juices.
- In a food processor, add water, strawberries, sugar, and vanilla extract. Pulse and blend until ingredients are smooth or desired texture is reached, about 2-3 minutes.3 cups water, 2 cups frozen strawberries, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- If you have not already done so, either insert popsicle sticks into your popsicle mold OR check the instructions for your specific mold set for when they recommend the sticks be added.
- Use a spoon or ladle to pour the strawberry mixutre into popsicle molds, filling up to the top.
- Place completed strawberry popsicles in the freezer and let freeze for at least 4 hours.
- Pop popsicles out of the mold (if needed, check the instructions for your specific mold set for releasing tips) and enjoy as desired.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.