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Every year when Summer begins, I dream of lounging by the pool sipping fruity drinks, while the kids run around splashing and eating popsicles. A favorite refreshing drink in my house is Strawberry Lemonade. This summer I decided to combine two of my boys favorites and make Strawberry Lemonade Push Up Popsicles. These are much easier for the kids to eat and a whole lot cleaner too. I have never been a fan of popsicles a stick. In the Summer heat, they seem to be half melted before you even get to take the first bite. Plus, my kids always end up covered in sticky fruit juice. I have been using Push Up Popsicles for years now to make smoothie pops, but for some reason never thought to actually make fruity popsicles. My boys loved the Strawberry Lemonade Flavor and immediately asked me to make more. Good thing this recipe is so easy, and it makes a lot!
Strawberry Lemonade Push Up Popsicles
As a busy mom, I don’t have time for complicated or time consuming recipes. I also don’t have the budget for expensive ones either. I’m sure homemade strawberry lemonade is wonderful. But the thought of buying and squeezing all those lemons, is a total turn off when I only have 5 minutes to spare! I like to think of these popsicles as “momma-made” instead of homemade:) My boys don’t have to know I didn’t spend an hour in the kitchen.
Start by gathering your ingredients. You will need one can of frozen lemonade concentrate (defrosted), 2 cups of frozen strawberries, water, blender, and the silicone push up popsicle molds. Mine are from Amazon. Start by adding the defrosted lemonade concentrate and the strawberries to the blender. Then, using the now empty lemonade container, add 4 cans full of water. Then blend on medium until well mixed.
I want to share a trick with you about filling these silicone push popsicle molds. I place them upright into a freezer safe tall cup (mine is a Tervis Tumbler), before filling. It helps keep the molds in place and creates less mess. Fill the push pops leaving some room at the top, so it won’t overflow when you add the lid. Next, I stick the cup with the popsicles straight into the freezer. This prevents leaking while the popsicles are still liquid. It will take a few hours for the popsicles to fully harden, but feel free to remove them from the cup and lay them flat once they are semi frozen.
This recipe makes a lot of Strawberry Lemonade, so I keep a pitcher with the extra in the fridge to enjoy myself. Also, I can easily pour from the pitcher to refill the molds after my boys have finished their popsicles. Another trick I wanted to share about these popsicle molds is that I use a bottle brush with a sponge tip to clean them. I have found that is the easiest way to get to the bottom of the molds.
I hope you will try making these yummy Strawberry Lemonade Push Up Popsicles this summer! I know your kids will love them:)