Strawberry Orange Popsicles

cookingontheweekends

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This summer my boys and I created a summer ritual of having popsicles out in the fort out in our backyard. 

We talk, check on our vegetable garden we planted, lick our popsicles, make a bit of a melting-popsicle mess, and hose off.  It’s summer. It’s delightful!

My five year old really wanted popsicles with strawberries, so here’s our latest creation!  It’s a super simple and healthy popsicle to make, with just two ingredients!  They’re sweet, with no sugar added, and are refreshing and delicious! A perfect summertime snack or dessert!  And aren’t they cute!?

Ingredients:

  • 14 medium sized strawberries, washed, dried and hulled
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 14 popsicle sticks

Preparation:

Makes 14 small popsicles

Total prep time: about 1 hour and 15 minutes (1 hour is freezing time)

Make the popsicles in a standard ice-cube tray.  Place one strawberry into each section of the tray, pointy side down.  The strawberries should be snug.  Then, using the berries for support, place a popsicle stick in the center of each one. 

 

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Now pour a bit of the orange juice around each strawberry, filling it just to the rim.  Place the tray in the freezer for at least 1 hour.  They should be completely solid before you try to remove them.