Nothing says summer like frozen treats out on the deck. Strawberry season is still going strong around my house – those ever-bearing varieties just keep offering those ruby gems. So what is better this time of year than to create a frozen and delicious treat from them!
These are so incredibly simple! And they taste so good I think I’m going to try it with peaches next! (These are already almost gone!)
What you need – Simple Syrup
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of water
What you need – Pops
- 3 cups of strawberries
- ½ cup simple syrup
- 1/8 cup cold water
- Something to freeze them in
How to Do it:
First make the simple syrup:
Put sugar in a small saucepan and add the water, then stir to mix
On a medium-high heat, bring to a rolling boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, until the sugar has completely dissolved, then simmer 2-3 minutes more.
Remove from heat and allow to cool 30 to 60 minutes.
Place in a storage container – Makes about 1 cup of simple syrup.
Now the pops!
Wash the strawberries and remove the tops. Place in a blender with the water and simple syrup. Puree on high until they are well blended-about 2 to 3 minutes.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. If you don’t have molds, paper cups with plastic spoon handles work – or even ice cube trays with toothpicks.
The popsicles will not freeze hard because of the sugar. They will be somewhat soft and easy to eat right from the freezer – And delicious!!
Makes about 3 ½ cups of puree.