Strawberry Summer Pops

Sunny summer days and strawberry picking go hand in hand. Last weekend was a perfect day out with the little man, picking these luscious red berries. All you could see and smell were perfectly ripe strawberries begging to be eaten.

Our two year old pitched in happily and gathered a whole basket by himself. Consequently, we left slightly redder and stickier than we had arrived, but that I suppose is part of the deal.

The best bit, however, was coming up with options for what to do with them, other than just eating them straight out of the trug.

And so this is what we did to celebrate the arrival of summer – Strawberry summer pops!

 

Strawberry summer pops

Strawberry summer pops

Ingredients:

1500 grams of strawberries, washed and hulled

3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet or tart the berries are)

Equipment:

a large saucepan

popsicle cases

Perfect for a summer picnic

Perfect for a summer picnic

Method:

1. In a clean pan, on high heat, tip in the sugar.

2. When the sugar starts to caramelise a bit add the strawberries and cook for 10-12 minutes. The juices that run out will help soften the berries and make their flavour more intense. No water or liquid of any sort is required.

3. Once the berries have turned dark and syrupy, take them off the heat and cool.

Strawberries in their syrup

Strawberries in their syrup

4. Once cool, fill the popsicle cases generously with berries and the syrup. Freeze.

5. Unmould and enjoy!

 

Notes:

1. I enjoyed the texture of these pops. I don’t really like the crunchy ice versions. These had no water in them other than the juice of the berries so they were firm but not hard.

2. I used the leftovers to fill some ice trays. I’m sure they will come in handy to add to lemonade or simply to enjoy as mini pops.

Strawberry ice cubes

Strawberry ice cubes

 

 

 

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16 Responses to Strawberry Summer Pops

  1. Those look so good! I love the idea of adding them to lemonade!

  2. That’s an awesome strawberry pop treat..I love it, pure heaven taste:)

  3. Rainbow Hues says:

    Wow! looks lovely and surely easy to make. I think I must try them :)

  4. You make me drool every single time. Gy loves strawberries, by the way :D

    Shailaja/ Doting Mom

  5. Rajlakshmi says:

    sluurrpppp :D yummyy

  6. Eli says:

    Strawberries – the flavor of childhood summers … Love them – and your recipe sounds delicious! Great pics!!

  7. akaushiva says:

    Slurrp!! Love these…will try…so easy! :)

  8. Beloo Mehra says:

    What a great idea! They look so yummy.

  9. Shilpa Garg says:

    Wow! We can do with these tempting and yum pops here, to beat the intense heat! Thanks for sharing the recipe… sounds great and simple :)

  10. Debbie says:

    I love strawberries and these look so refreshing! The recipe seems simple enough and I will try this, for sure.

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