Strawberry Popsicles

Naturally sweetened, bright red Strawberry Popsicles will make your family's eyes light up! 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for...popsicles! OK, fine, I know 
that's not how the song goes, but I promise you'll have some seriously happy little ones after serving this treat (The picture of Kenya, above, gleefully holding his 2 popsicles was so much better then the actual shot of the finished product). 

Why do all popsicle recipes have to have so much sugar in them? Not only is it bad for you, but you lose all the great, sweet natural taste of the fruit. I got the most 
heavenly strawberries from Harry's Berries at the farmers market and decided to see if I could make popsicles (heaven forbid) without sugar. Not only was the end result delicious, I felt like they were totally superior to brands that I bought at the grocery with added sugar.

This recipe makes 12 popsicles for a fraction of the price you'd pay for a box of "healthy" or organic pops. In those, you only get 6 and spend more for the privilege. So these are tasty and a good deal too. 

Strawberries are packed full of vitamin C and ellagic acid, believed 
to be help prevent cancer. The allergic potential for strawberries is high, though, so make sure to only give these to kids over the age of one without a history of food sensitivities. As always, ask your doctor first if you have any concerns.

I served these to kids at a swim party this week and you should have 
seen their eyes light up when I pulled them out. The best part was 
after they ate them, the little ones weren't jacked up on sugar which 
made all the mommies and daddies VERY happy!

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Strawberry Popsicles (Makes 6 Popsicles-depending on the size of your molds)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave

Preparation

1. Place the strawberries, lemon juice and honey in a food processor or blender and puree.

2. Pour several tablespoons into the individual molds. (Follow the manufacturers directions for your mold).

3. Freeze overnight (or a minimum of 4-5 hours).

4. Serve.

* If your strawberries aren’t very sweet you can add honey, agave or sugar to brighten the flavor (if you’re making these for babies until 12 months, do not use honey)

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Emily M.

    Made these today for my 8 month old to suck on while he sits in his baby pool! My husband and I had one too- Delicious!

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  • Kayla

    could maple syrup work as a replacement for the sweetener? my daughter is only 11 months so still no honey for her and we don't do agave.

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  • Sabeen

    Can you use frozen strawberries for this recipient?

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    • Catherine McCord

      Yes you can!

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