This sweet and tangy frozen summer treat is a refreshing way to cool off in the heat. Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles are simple to make with only 4 ingredients.
I can’t think of a better frozen treat than delicious homemade popsicles for a hot summer day. These tasty popsicles are a kid favorite that the whole family will love.
Each bite tastes like summer. This is one of my family’s favorite popsicle recipes. It’s super easy to make with simple ingredients. You can make them year round if you like. Popsicles are great to have in the freezer when you are craving something sweet and cold. No need to worry about if its strawberry season!
Once you make this recipe, you’ll see how easy it is to make your own homemade popsicles. Then you can change out ingredients easily to create new flavor combinations to suit your family’s tastes.
Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles Recipe
- Great way to keep cool on a hot day
- Sweet treat with simple ingredientsUse your favorite popsicle mold to make
- No need to hit up the grocery store when you can make your own
- Fun snack that even picky eaters will enjoy
- Better than regular popsicles (in my opinion!)
- Frozen strawberries – You don’t need to thaw them out first. Use them straight from frozen. Fresh strawberries can be used, but the popsicles may take slightly longer to freeze completely.
- Lemonade – For a more mild flavor, use light lemonade. You can also use homemade lemonade as well.
- Lemon juice – Either fresh lemon juice or juice from concentrate will work.
- Corn syrup – I use light corn syrup so it won’t affect the color of the popsicles.
How to Make Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
- Step One: Add the frozen strawberries, lemonade, lemon juice, and corn syrup into a blender and puree until smooth.
- Step Two: Carefully pour the mixture into popsicle molds, until the molds are about ¾ way full.
- Step Three: Insert the popsicle stick into the mixture in each mold.
- Step Four: Cover with your popsicle mold lid.
- Step Five: Place in the freezer for 5 hours or until set.
- Step Six: Remove from the mold and serve immediately.
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What to Serve with Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
- Fresh fruits
- Rainbow Fruit Salad
- Strawberry Ice Cream
- Lemonade Cookies
- Sparkling Grape Lemonade
- Strawberry Icebox Cake
Substitutions and Variations
- Use another kind of frozen fruit like bananas, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries. You can also use fresh berries, but you may need to freeze the popsicles for a bit longer.
- Use lime juice instead of lemon juice for a limeade version.
- Substitute honey, agave nectar, maple syrup or sugar for the corn syrup.
- You can also incorporate more frozen fruit in addition to the strawberries. Just make sure you end up with the same amount of fruit as directed in the recipe.
- Use milk instead of lemonade to make a creamy popsicle. You can also use coconut milk for a dairy-free version.
- Add orange juice, grapefruit juice or limeade instead of the lemonade to create a different flavor entirely.
- Leave out the lemonade and make strawberry popsicles.
- Use coconut water instead of lemonade to make a strawberry coconut popsicle.
Homemade popsicles do not last as long as store bought popsicles because they don’t have as many preservatives. Keep them for up to 6 weeks in the freezer.
Make sure to eat them quickly once they are removed from the freezer because they do melt quickly.
Why is There Corn Syrup in the Popsicles?
Corn syrup is used in this recipe and other popsicle recipes for a number of reasons. First, it helps to keep the sugars in the strawberries from crystallizing which makes for a softer texture.
It also enhances the flavor of the popsicle.
These popsicles are delicious and soft thanks to the corn syrup added in.
Can I Make Without a Popsicle Mold?
Yes, you can make popsicles without the help of a mold. Use small paper cups and straws. Dixie cups work great.
Create a cover using plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Note that they make take longer to freeze completely.
Another idea is to use ice cube trays and make bite-sized frozen treats.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- To get the popsicles out of the mold easier, hold the mold under warm water to help loosen it for 10 to 20 seconds. Then pull the popsicles gently out of the mold.
- Use a funnel or piping bag to fill the molds with the popsicle mixture easier and avoid spilling. You can also use a spouted measuring cup.
- Do not overfill the molds. Fill the molds 3/4 full depending on the volume of the sticks you are using.
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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
- 1 bag frozen strawberries 16oz
- 2 cups lemonade
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp corn syrup
- Add the frozen strawberries, lemonade, lemon juice, and corn syrup into a blender and puree until smooth.
- Carefully pour the mixture into popsicle molds, until the molds are about ¾ way full.
- Insert the popsicle stick into the mixture in each mold.
- Cover with your popsicle mold lid.
- Place in the freezer for 5 hours or until set.
- Remove from the mold and serve immediately.
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