Do you love the fruity sweetness of popsicles?! If so your in for a cool, easy treat. These strawberry popsicles only require 3 (yes, 3) simple ingredients and freeze together nicely giving you a perfect summer afternoon treat!
You can even make them the night before so you’ll have delicious, chilly, fruit bursting popsicles ready for the next day.
I remember being a kid and always having a popsicle in my hand during the hot summer months. My favorite kind was always some sort of strawberry flavor. I tell you, there’s nothing more refreshing than hanging by the pool, soaking up the sun, and having your favorite popsicle to keep you cool.
Feeling totally inspired by these wonderful summer memories, I decided to take a stab at recreating an old favorite at home. And boy am I glad I did, these babies are just the thing to look forward too during these killer hot days.
So let’s break these ice pops down, I’m telling you there’s not much to it.
You’ll need Strawberries (fresh or frozen – I used fresh), Bananas, and Coconut Water. That’s it, easy as 1,2,3!
Next, you’ll need a blender, nothing fancy or high tech, something with just enough juice to blend these three delicious flavors together.
These popsicles result in a delicious strawberry-banana flavor. If your looking for a stronger strawberry flavor, omit the banana, easy as that! As far as the coconut water is concerned, I like it’s sweetness (and electrolytes) added to this combination, but these are your ice pops! So feel free to mix it up with fruit juice if your not a fan of coconut water.
Now you’ll need some popsicle molds, I used these and couldn’t be happier with them. They come with their own handles so if you don’t have wooden popsicle sticks (found them at Michaels) your good to go!
Once you’ve blended all three ingredients together, simply pour the mixture into the popsicle molds. This mixture can make about 7 or 8 popsicles (if the molds are similar to the ones I used) so you may have some left over popsicle mixture.
If your using the handles your molds came with them place them over the top and freeze your popsicles in the freezer for at least 4 to 6 hours. I froze mine over night (freezing for about 12 hours) and they came out beautifully. If you would like to use the wooden popsicle sticks, allow the ice pops to freeze for about one or two hours before inserting the wooden sticks, you want the mixture to be frozen enough that it’ll hold on to the stick but not completely frozen.
Once they are completely frozen and ready to serve, run each popsicle mold under luke warm water for about 30 seconds on each side, the popsicles will pop right out as soon as you pull on it. 🙂
These strawberry popsicles are bursting with fruity flavor and only require 3 simple ingredients!
- Prep Time: 10
- Total Time: 10
- Yield: 6
- 1 Banana
- 2 cups Strawberries (chopped – fresh of frozen may used)
- 1 and 1/2 cups Coconut Water
- Place all 3 ingredients into a blender. Blend until all 3 ingredients are liquid smooth and fully combined. Pour strawberry mixture into popsicles molds. Discard any remaining mixture. If using handles that came with your popsicle molds place those over the molds and freeze your popsicles for several hours (the longer the better). If you’d like to insert popsicle sticks, allow popsicles to freeze for 1 to 2 hours and then insert wooden sticks. Allow to freeze completely before serving.
- Once popsicles are completely frozen, run popsicle molds under lukewarm water for about 30 second on each side, this will make removing ice pops much easier.
- *Please not that the 10 minutes prep time is just for blending the ingredients and pouring them into the popsicles molds. Please allow your ice pops to freeze for several hours before serving, the longer the freezing time, the better!