There's nothing better on a hot afternoon than to hand your kids a popsicle...instant smiles! We've had some amazing deals on Strawberries here lately, and so we've had all sorts of fun with our berries.
These popsicles are super easy to make.
You will need:
2 cups chopped strawberries
1 cup apple juice (Any other fruit juices would be great. Almond milk would probably be tasty, too!)
In a bowl, mix the strawberries and juice together until smooth using an immersion blender (I know, here I go again...it's my favorite!). If you don't have an immersion blender (yet...hehe), you can put the ingredients in a blender or food processor, too.
Pour into popsicle molds. If you don't have popsicle molds, or if your children think your monster popsicle molds are better used as toys, you can also just use those little paper dixie cups and a popsicle stick (the Dollar store sells popsicle sticks in the craft area, FYI).
Let the popsicles sit in the freezer for about 20 or so minutes before adding the popsicle sticks, otherwise the sticks will just fall over. Once they begin to set & freeze a bit, you should be able to place the sticks in the cups and have them stay upright.
When you're ready to eat them, simply cut off the paper cup! Note: Because these are not thin popsicle molds, but fat cups, you probably won't need to fill them more than 1/2-3/4 full. 1/2 full seemed perfect for my kids, 3/4 was good for us grown people :)
Here's my happy little bug eating the popsicle she made: