I always feel that summer starts Memorial Day weekend, but the calendar begs to differ. Today is the official start to my favorite season, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with fresh fruit popsicles.
I LOVE the textured consistency of pureed popsicles, which is why I decided to blend my own fruit instead of just dumping a bottle of strawberry lemonade into popsicle molds.
These are super simple to make. Blend together the following ingredients. Make sure to set aside a few thin slices of kiwi and strawberries.
- ½ cup water (for a thicker, more textured consistency, use less water or none at all)
- 4 cups chopped strawberries
- 2 kiwis
- The juice from 2 large lemons
Fill up your popsicle molds with the mixture and then drop a couple slices of kiwi and strawberry in each one.
After I’d filled that all-star mold, it was time to bring in the Popsicle Mold Farm League. Tell me this is not that sorriest looking bunch you’ve ever seen.
Freeze your popsicles for at least two or three hours and then enjoy!
Save some of the mixture, pour it in a glass with an ounce of vodka or rum and you have an amazingly delicious, healthy summer cocktail. I used vodka, and it was such a tasty drink I almost regretted using the mixture to make popsicles in the first place.