Strawberry Lemon Popsicles
Don’t strawberry lemon popsicles just sound like the most refreshing and delicious cold treat on a hot day?
This recipe gives you homemade popsicles made with fresh fruit for a treat that’s both yummy and much healthier than any store-bought strawberry popsicle. Plus, they only take 10 minutes to make!
I could eat fruit all day. If you’re like me, you’ll love these other recipes made with fresh fruit. Try homemade mango sorbet, this amazingly refreshing orange immunity juice, or my strawberries and cream poke cake.
Why You’ll Love Strawberry Lemon Popsicles
- They’re made with fresh ingredients like real strawberries and lemon juice.
- The recipe calls for agave nectar instead of refined and processed sugar for a healthier, lighter sweetness.
- They only take 10 minutes to make.
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Strawberry Lemon Popsicle Recipe Ingredients
- 1 lb fresh strawberries
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup agave nectar
How To Make Strawberry Lemon Popsicles
To make this yummy summer treat, start by removing the crowns from the strawberries and giving them a good rinse under cold water.
Add them to your blender, then add the water, lemon juice, and agave nectar. Blend until the mixture is fully smooth.
Divide the mixture evenly between 12 popsicle molds and put the popsicle sticks in place. Freeze for at least 6 hours and enjoy!
This recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare.
Are Strawberry Lemon Popsicles keto-friendly?
Typically, a true keto diet would not include agave nectar. It also wouldn’t include strawberries, as they are quite high in natural sugars.
If you want to make this recipe more keto-friendly than it is, I recommend substituting the strawberries for a lower-sugar fruit.
Raspberries or blackberries are good options. You can also swap out the agave nectar for a keto-friendly sweetener like erythritol.
Are Strawberry Lemon Popsicles sugar-free?
My recipe for strawberry lemon popsicles is not sugar-free. There is sugar in agave nectar as well as naturally-occurring sugar in the fruit.
To make this recipe sugar-free would be virtually impossible as there will always be sugar in fruit!
But you can reduce calories by replacing the agave nectar with a sugar substitute if you’d like. I recommend liquid stevia. It can be used in equal parts as agave nectar.
Popsicles are easy to customize, so feel free to try any of these recipe variations:
- Add in a handful of freshly trimmed and washed mint leaves. It will provide a deliciously refreshing twist to the flavor of your popsicles.
- Use honey instead of agave nectar.
- Add a splash of coconut milk into the blender for a creamier texture.
Tips & Tricks and Recipe Notes for Perfect Homemade Ice Pops
- If your blender isn’t strong enough to crush the strawberry seeds, run your mixture through a fine sieve before freezing your popsicles.
- After blending your mixture, stir in some chopped strawberry chunks so you have whole pieces of strawberry in your popsicle as well.
- If your popsicle sticks won’t stand up, freeze your popsicles for about an hour, and then add the sticks. Set a timer so you don’t forget!
- To remove the ice pops from the molds, run them under warm water for a few seconds. Then, just gently twist and pull and they should pop right out!
How to Store Homemade Popsicles
Of course, you need to keep these popsicles in the freezer. Keep them covered in their molds or remove them and place them in a Ziploc bag or airtight container. Try to eat them up within 2 weeks.
How long do I need to freeze homemade popsicles?
It typically takes at least 6 hours for homemade popsicles to freeze, but there are a few factors that will truly determine this: the ingredients in your popsicles, the size of your popsicles and the fullness and temperature of your freezer.
If you need these popsicles for a specific time or event, I recommend making them the day before to be sure.
How do I make these popsicles creamy, not icy?
To make popsicles creamy, you need to add some kind of creamy liquid to the mix. Try coconut milk or a splash of heavy cream. You don’t need a lot.
What can I add to popsicles to make them soft?
If you want softer popsicles, like the ones you buy in the store, you can add a small amount of alcohol like vodka or rum to the popsicle mixture (if you’re feeding them to grown-ups, that is!).
The alcohol lowers the freezing point and makes the popsicles softer and easier to eat.
What other fruit can I put in popsicles?
You can literally put any fruit in popsicles. It’s a great way to use up fresh fruit that’s starting to go bad, or the ends of bags of frozen fruit, too.
Popsicles are very forgiving, so go ahead and add any fruit you have on hand. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas, kiwis, or blackberries all make great additions to your popsicles.
Strawberry lemon popsicles are a perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors that make for a refreshing treat on a hot day.
It just takes a few fresh and healthy ingredients to make a deliciously refreshing popsicle treat at home!Print
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