Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Easy Strawberry Mint Popsicles


popsicles from fresh strawberries and fresh mint

You might think popsicles are just for kids, but in this heat, my husband and I really enjoy them. During this pandemic, I am especially focusing on "individual" ways to serve friends and family outside on my deck. Popsicles qualify!  


Fresh fruit strawberry popsicles with a touch of fresh mint are a refreshing summer treat that are low in calories, sugar, and carbs. They are perfect for both kids and adults and couldn't be easier to make! 

As temperatures rise into the 90s, cold refreshing popsicles will hit the spot. Prep time for these easy to make pops is just 5 minutes, while the freeze time is about 4 hours.



Due to how heavily regular strawberries are sprayed with pesticides, I always buy organic strawberries which have been on sale in all my local markets for the past two weeks. 

Hence, last week, I made 2 wonderful recipes: strawberry blondies and chilled strawberry soup!

Since I bought yet another 2 quarts of organic strawberries yesterday, I decided to make these refreshing popsicles to eat when we are outside on the deck (and in the heat). Outside on our large deck, seems to be the only way we now see friends or family.

strawberry mint pops

I had purchased mint for another recipe, so I added some mint to my pops. 


a big bunch of mint
You could add basil instead or add no herb at all.  Regardless, the popsicle will be fruity, cooling, and delicious. Personally, I am a big fan of  rosewater (affiliate link) and I love the taste of strawberries or watermelon with rosewater, so sometimes I will add a tablespoon to my popsicle mixture.

Your pops will only be as sweet as the sweetness of your berries, so if your berries are tart, add a little stevia, maple syrup, or honey to the fruit mixture if you need it.

Today is my friend Vicki's Birthday! 
So Happy Birthday to a dear and valued friend .
I wish you all the best!

VICKI 



Ingredients: 
2 cups of organic strawberries, cleaned 
1/4 cup of coconut milk 
5 drops of liquid stevia (or any sweeter of your choice)

Directions: 
Place the strawberries, coconut milk, and stevia in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into 4 popsicle molds and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours. 


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homemade strawberry popsicles

19 comments:

  1. So light, fruity and yummy...one of the healthiest summer coolers!

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  2. I would love to have one of these but I haven't made any Popsicle in years. I am just reading your recipe now I think I should give this one a try. Did you use almond milk?

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    1. I believe that I had cashew milk in the house, but I think any nut creamer or nut milk or even leave out the milk will work.

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  3. Such an easy recipe! I used to have popsicle molds but no longer. This posts makes me long to make popsicles now. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I had one set of popsicle molds from years ago. I looked to buy new molds or even popsicle sticks in 3 different supermarkets, but they no longer sell them. Probably have them online.

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  4. I love strawberry...I will try your recipe....sound appealing...yummy

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  5. These look so refreshing and delicious. My mint is finally starting to show some growth, so I may give these a try. I'm growing Mountain Mint this year. It differs in appearance and intensity of flavor from peppermint and spearmint.

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  6. If we make it back to the roadside farm stand, I'm going to buy extra berries for ice pops. I can't believe I haven't made any this year. Must rectify that. I use almond milk.

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  7. Perfect for summer time cool offs. You have a nice presentation too.

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  8. Using rosewater in a frozen dessert sounds brilliant!

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  9. This is like my 1 (ish) ingredient ice cream I have been making.I never buy mint but should try it.

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  10. You mentioned the bra analogy for masks, of course you can use it, I found it online.

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  11. I find mint to be a very strong flavour - I have heard that pepper goes well with strawberry. Cheers

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  12. Happy birthday Vicki!

    This looks like such an easy summer treat. My husband doesn't do cold things so I would have to eat them all myself!

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  13. I think my niece would love these. Strawberries and blueberries are the only fruits she’ll eat.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  14. Wow, these popsicles would be perfect right this very minute while we melt in the heat of the South. I love the recipe and the color is so vivid Judee! YUM!

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  15. i love the sound of these judee. may have to wait till summer comes here!

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