recipe, sweet

Summer Strawberry Popsicles

Strawberries: they are everywhere right now. Particularly at Jean Talon Market, where you have at least 5 different vendors, all with strawberries from a different field and with a different variety!

Don’t you find it odd when you see some market stalls selling imported strawberries, all large and flavourless, in the middle of our Canadian summer? I mean, they simply can’t compare to the small but flavour-packed Quebec strawberries that are in season.

I try to take advantage of the season when it’s here, and these popsicles are a great way to salvage any slightly overripe fruits or even just to preserve the last bits of the season. The best thing about them is the fact they have very few ingredients, making them a healthy alternative to any store-bough popsicle.

Strawberry Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of fresh strawberries
  • 2 tbsp sweetener of your choice (I used maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup of your choice of add-ins such as: whole strawberries, chopped basil leaves, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, etc.

Directions:

  1. Mix the strawberries and sweetener together in a blender, then stir in the textural element you prefer. Carefully pour into a popsicle mold, and free for at least 3 hours until completely frozen.