Does anyone remember Kool-Aid popsicles made from the old Tupperware popsicle molds? My favorite was anything red. No shocker as I love red anything. Mom made every flavor of Kool-Aid and she even made Tang popsicles. Yummy.
Fast forward and now I am the popsicle maker. Well I’ve noticed that we have had some trends in the baking world from cupcakes to macarons to cake pops and now popsicles. I love these trends. Everyone of them. None of them will be going out of style for me anytime soon.
So I saw this beautiful recipe for Kiwi Orange Creamsicles over on the Desserts for Breakfast blog. I showed them to my kids and Emily stated, “It needs something red.” A little girl after my own heart. So I decided to switch out the orange juice for a strawberry puree.
I just came up with a strawberry puree and the recipe is below- simple yet delicious. Winged it. Not a normal for me – I love baking and cooking but I depend on some help typically. I have to say I felt pretty proud of myself until I realized that it only has 3 ingredients. Not quite Julia Childs I tell you, but its good. I will make these again without a doubt. I used the kiwi puree and creamsicle portion from the recipe linked to above.
1 pint of strawberries **(Next time I will use a little more)
1/3 cup sugar
juice from one lemon
Mix in a food processor (or blender like me if yours is broken)
I used simple dixie cups for molds and allowed 30-45 minutes between each layer. I allowed the kids to pour so there wasn’t always an equal amount of each layer but that’s what made the group of them look so great. Remember to insert the popsicle sticks after a couple of the layers.
Tip: Make sure you make your purees or juices flavorful and sweet as they will lose some of their punch when frozen. Thus my very sweet puree recipe.
Living in the desert makes popsicles a summer necessity. I will always love my Kool-Aid popsicles and bomb pops but with a little effort, the options are limitless. This was a simple thing on my list but my kids just loved it. And I did too.