Growing Chefs! Ontario Strawberry Popsicles

Strawberry Popsicles

These popsicles are based off of Mexican paletas’, which are different from an American style popsicle because it is mostly fruit, sometimes dairy and a bit of sugar. You can use any fruit you like!
12 Popsicles
4 cups strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, agave or more sugar2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice1/4 cup warm water1 tablespoon fresh basil, thyme, mint or lemon balm (optional)
BlenderKnifeCutting boardBowlsStrainerPopsicle mould or muffin tinPopsicle sticks

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Measure out the sugar, citrus juice and water.

Get Cooking!

Reserve ½ cup strawberries. Add remaining strawberries to a large bowl, and add the honey and sugar to the strawberries. Allow to macerate for 20 minutes.

After the 20 minutes, add the warm water to completely dissolve the sugar and citrus juice.

Add herbs and blend with an immersion blender, stand blender, or food processor to desired texture. Strain if desired. Taste for sweetness and acidity. Adjust if necessary.

Pour the mixture half-way up the popsicle mould, and add a couple reserved strawberries. Add remaining filling to the top. Add a popsicle stick and pop in the freezer for 6 – 24 hours until frozen.