The strawberries have finished up in my garden. I ate the last 2 off the plants this morning. While they were coming in, it was a strong harvest, at least a quart and a half every other day.
Over the past few weeks I have made strawberry bread, strawberry oat bars, strawberry infused water, strawberry smoothies, ate some, froze some and gave a bunch away to neighbors. One of my favorite uses this year was Strawberry frozen fruit pops. Cameron loves frozen fruit pops and all natural real fruit ones are expensive, so this was a nice way to get him a snack he loves and save some money. I used all different molds – mickey mouse, rocket, lego-men – but my favorite was my silicon strawberry molds.
Strawberry Frozen Fruit Pops
2 cups strawberries, hulled (from the garden)
4 or 5 Tbsp lemon juice, about 1 1/2 lemons
4 Tbsp honey (use local honey)
1 cup water (filtered if you can)
1 cup of ice
Put everything in the blender and blend til smooth. Let the mixture settle a little and skim any froth off the top, you do not want to include that in the pop, but it is yummy by itself. Pour into molds and add sticks.
Freeze until solid.