Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles – Healthy!

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles are bright, sweet, tart, and BURSTING WITH FLAVOR. Easy to make, they are the perfect treat for COOLING OFF on warm day!

strawberry popsicles in a bowl of ice with grapefruit wedges and lemon slices

If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

I just LOVE strawberries! Don’t you? They are the perfect fruit. Sweet, tart, and bursting with juice that can be used for all kinds of treats.

Ice cream, cakes, and cool popsicles!

Homemade Popsicles

Real fruit popsicles are a great way to add those extra fruit servings to something the kids will love.

You can use frozen strawberries, but they are harder to slice and the sliced ones sure do make them look pretty. They add some wonderful texture to them as well!

Just what you need to cool the hot summer days!

bowl of popsicles on ice with strawberry garnishes

How do you make strawberry lemonade from scratch?

You can buy pre-made lemonade for these but why not make it from scratch and skip the extra sugar and preservatives?

Just a few ingredients and you are on your way!

  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Lemons
  • Grapefruits
  • Sugar
  • Water

Tart lemon juice, along with the grapefruit, balance out the sweetness of the strawberries to make a refreshing drink.

I can drink this by the gallon, but I would prefer to make popsicles to keep me cool while enjoying the sun.

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How to make strawberry lemonade popsicles

Make the lemonade: Combine the juices and simple syrup.

Slice the fruit: Slice 5-6 strawberries into thin slices. These are your garnishes!

Pour the popsicles: Pour into molds and add the strawberry slices to them. Place the molds into the freezer and freeze for 4-8 hours.

Add the sticks: At the 2-hour mark, place the popsicle sticks into the center of the molds. (After 2 hours of freezing, the popsicles will be firm enough to hold in place)

Enjoy: To un-mold, run under warm water for 10 seconds.

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What can I use for popsicle molds?

You can certainly buy some molds for making your frozen treats! I have this set and love them. But you can also use ice cube trays, paper or plastic cups, or even food storage containers.

Monster shaped ones are fun and these tubes are great too!

Just get creative!

How to store homemade popsicles

To remove them from the molds, run or set them in hot water for 10-15 seconds. Once removed, eat or store them for later.

To avoid freezer burn or leaking, wrap the popsicles individually in plastic wrap, plastic bags, or Press N Seal wrap tightly.

You can then store the individually wrapped pops in a larger plastic zip-top bag in the freezer. This helps with easy serving!

fresh fruit popsicles in a bowl of ice with lemon slices and whole strawberries

Tips for making these popsicles

  • use coconut water to make your lemonade for more electrolytes.
  • decorate with edible flowers and fruit slices
  • leave 1/4 inch space at the top of the molds to allow for expansion during freezing
  • remove from molds and wrap individually to keep for a week
  • soak your wood sticks before adding to popsicles to keep them from cracking
  • if you don’t have tops for your mold or are using paper cups, top with foil and poke a hole to secure the sticks in position.

These frozen treats are sure to please kids of all ages! I mean, who doesn’t love fruit popsicles?!?

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Other fruit desserts to try

Strawberry Popsicle Recipe

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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles are bright, sweet, tart, and BURSTING WITH FLAVOR.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ cup of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 18-22 strawberries
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • Popsicle molds and sticks

Instructions

  1. Heat the water in a microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Pour in the sugar, stir and set aside to let it dissolve.
  3. Blend 15 strawberries until smooth.
  4. Mix the grapefruit juice, lemon juice, strawberry juice and sugar water together until well combined.
  5. Let sit for five minutes to allow the juices to incorporate well.
  6. Slice 5-6 strawberries into thin slices.
  7. Pour the lemonade mixture into the popsicle molds and add the strawberry slices to them.
  8. Place the molds into the freezer and freeze for 4-8 hours.
  9. At the 2-hour mark, place the popsicle sticks into the center of the molds. (After 2 hours of freezing, the lemonade should be fairly frozen, which will keep the sticks from sliding around)
  10. To unmold, run under warm water for 10 seconds.
  11. Enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 pop
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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