The girls and I made these fun little freeze pops and strawberry lemonade last week. It made a big batch of freeze pops which we are still happily slurping through. The popsicles are tart, sweet and great for hot days. The leftover lemonade is just awesome for any day.
I made these using frozen lemonade concentrate, 16 oz. of frozen strawberries, 3 cups of water, and 1 cup of Diet 7Up (optional but adds lovely effervescence.)
First up, blend the strawberries with 2 cups of water. If your blender begins to cough, smoke, or otherwise indicate that it is unable to handle frozen strawberries, add the remaining cup of water. Blend until smooth. Please note the quart canning jar that I'm using with my blender. Canning jars (both quart and pint size) will fit most blenders, which is doubly awesome if you break your pitcher and you don't want to do extra dishes. Not that I broke my blender pitcher or anything like that...
If you want some strawberry chunks, take out 1/4 cup or so after the strawberries are chopped, but not smooth. I thought chunks added a little authenticity to our blend.
Mix the strawberries, lemonade concentrate, Diet 7Up, and remaining water in a pitcher.
Fill your freeze pop molds. Go ahead and be jealous of my vintage Tupperware popsicle molds. I'll understand.
Freeze the molds for 4 or more hours. Make your children's day and give them a popsicle before lunchtime.
Strawberry Lemonade Slurry and Freeze Pops
Makes about 2 quarts total
16 oz. frozen strawberries
12 oz. can of frozen lemonade concentrate
3 cups water
1 cup Diet 7Up or more water
In a blender, blend strawberries and water until smooth. Add remaining ingredients in a pitcher and mix until combined. Fill freeze pop mold and freeze for 4 or more hours.