My Kids and I love the strawberry season. A couple of months ago, I planted some strawberry plants (those with ready to grow roots), about 10 of them. Unfortunately, they weren’t growing the way I had hoped. Well, pretty much they weren’t growing at all, period! Ahem, yeah, blame that on my “black thumb”! I always wonder what I am not doing correctly to these plants. (Shed some light if you have any idea or tips to share) Anyway, as a back up plan, I purchased a small strawberry plant that is already growing strong. That way, the Kids still get to pick some fresh strawberries, every day after school. That’s something that they always look forward to do.
Of course, the unsuccessful strawberry plants didn’t stop us from consuming strawberries…I mean, lots and lots of strawberries. I usually buy them in multiple pounds from the market and they are all gone in no time! Besides enjoying them fresh, slicing them to top the waffles, stuffing them in strawberry roll cakes, or layering them to make Strawberry Tiramisu, these Strawberry Lemonade Pops are one of the Kids favorite way to enjoy these sweet and tart beauties. Want to see how we made these pops? Check out the video tutorial below.
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Super easy to make, isn’t it? These Strawberry Lemonade Pops are so refreshing. They are super cool treats, so much fun to make and to eat! What are your favorite way or recipe to enjoy strawberries? Leave a comment below to share with me. I can’t wait to hear from you.
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Strawberry Lemonade Pops:
Makes: 9 (5-ounce) pops
2 tablespoons lemon zest, (from 4 to 5 organic lemons)
1/2 cup freshly squeeze lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 cups strawberries
Wash and pat dry the lemons. With a microplane, zest the lemons, then, squeeze lemon juice into a measuring cup through a strainer, discard seeds and pulps. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cups water and one cup sugar over medium heat until sugar dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest and lemon juice. Set aside.
In a blender, add 3 cups of strawberries and the lemon syrup and puree until smooth. Pour strawberry lemonade mixture into 9 (5-ounce) paper cups. Cover each cup with a small piece of foil. With a pairing knife, cut a small slit in the middle of each foil. Place a popsicle stick in each cup and freeze until set, about 4 hours.
When ready to serve, remove foil and paper cup, enjoy!