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Creamy Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Dessert, Frozen Desserts, Fruit Desserts, Kid Friendly Recipes, Seasonal Recipes, Summer Recipes | 15 comments

Popsicles have been our dessert this summer. The month of July has had us experimenting with new recipes every other day.

The favorite so far have been these Creamy Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles. It is easy to see why. The Goodman family has always been a big fan of Strawberry Lemonade. We love creamy yogurt and vanilla flavors. Combine those all together in one popsicle and you have a winner for sure!

creamy strawberry popsicle recipe

I love my new Popsicle Mold because it is super cute and of course reusable. If you don’t have a popsicle mold, no worries. Just take a dixie cup, fill it 3/4 of the way full with the popsicle mixture, cover the top with foil, and insert a stick in the middle.

What I love most about making popsicles for dessert is there is minimal clean-up and no oven to preheat.

Because my kids are often impatient about waiting for dessert to be ready, popsicles are ideal because I can easily make them plenty in advance and they won’t get dried out like brownies or cupcakes.

Tips for Storing Homemade Popsicles

We like to have a few flavor options stashed in the freezer to choose from. By removing the popsicles from the popsicle mold it frees up the Popsicle Mold so we can make another flavor before the ones we just made are all gone.

How do you store homemade popsicles? It is easier than you might think!

1. Prepare popsicles according to the recipe instructions.

2. Remove the popsicles from the mold, if using one. Warm water run along the outside of the mold will help dislodge any stubborn popsicles from the container.

3. The popsicles might be slightly softened after removing, especially if you had to run warm water on the outsides of the mold.

Place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet or other freezer-safe flat surface. Re-freeze the popsicles for 5-15 minutes, until they are completely hard again.

4. Remove the popsicles from the freezer safe sheet and place them in a freezer zip top bag that has been labeled with the flavor and the date. Try this quick tip from Jessica for removing air from storage bags to prevent freezer burn. Store for up to a month, if they last that long!

Note: For popsicles made in dixie cups, just stash the popsicles in the dixie cup in a labeled freezer zip top bag. Then remove the cup before eating.

More Frozen Desserts for Summer

What has been your favorite dessert this summer?

Creamy Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Yield: 12 popsicles

Prep Time: 10 - 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 - 6 hours, including freeze time

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Ingredients:

12 oz fresh or frozen strawberries
zest of 1 extra large Lemon
juice of 1 extra large Lemon
1/3 cup Organic Cane Sugar
6 oz Cream Cheese
6 ounces Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Powdered Sugar, if needed, for adjusting sweetness to your preference

Directions:

In a saucepan, combine the strawberries, lemon juice, lemon zest and organic cane sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring periodically, for about 5 - 10 minutes, or until they are soft and the juices are bubbling.

Pour the strawberry mixture into a powerful blender, such as a Blendtec Blender, and puree until very smooth. I ran the “whole juice” pre-programmed functioin on my blender.

Add the remaining ingredients: cream cheese, vanilla greek yogurt, and vanilla extract. Puree until smooth. Taste and add powdered sugar if needed to adjust sweetness. If the sweetness is to your preference, then omit any extra.

Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds. Place popsicle sticks in the center and freeze, 4 - 6 hours, or until the mixture is frozen solid. Some popsicle molds might take longer than others depending on the shape, size and thickness of the popsicles.

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Katie Goodman

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - August 06, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    Strawberry and lemonade is one of my favorite flavor combos, Katie. I love these!

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven - August 06, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    These look so tasty! I love all things strawberry lemonade. :)

    And my favorite dessert this summer has been just diving into bowls of fresh fruit. Simple, but hard to beat!

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    Deborah - August 06, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    I love the pale pink color of these – and I need one of those popsicle molds. Just beautiful!

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    Tracy - August 06, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    Gorgeous popsicles! I have the same mold, and will be trying these for sure!

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    Amber {Sprinkled With Flour} - August 06, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    These popsicles sounds so good, and my son would love me forever if I made these for him. :) Yum!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel - August 06, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    So pretty! I love the color and I’m sure they taste amazing. I need to get one of those molds. So classic.

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    Eat good 4 life - August 06, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    OMG, I have just purchased the same thing and I am loving it. I actually wised I got two instead :-) . I have made something very similar to your Popsicles and my kids can’t get enough of them!! I love the fact that we can make tons of variations!!

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    Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana - August 06, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Thanks for these great tips on making popsicles…I’ve been debating whether to buy a popsicle mold! These sound really yummy and healthy :)

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    Meal Makeover Mom Janice - August 07, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    Katie, these look so refreshing! My daughter gets home from camp today so I’ll make these to celebrate!

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    Phil - August 07, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    These look delicious and much better than shop bought ones, i think i shall give these a go but first i’ll have to get a popsicle mould. thanks for the info

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    Sues - August 08, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    Yum, these look great! I’m just starting to experiment with creamy popsicles, but hadn’t considered adding cream cheese. Might have to try that!

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    Susan - September 16, 2012 @ 11:24 pm

    These sound delicious! Has anyone tried them using fat free yogurt and cream cheese? If so, are they successful? Trying to lose baby weight so watching what I eat!

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    Joanne - Inspired Taste - September 22, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    These look lovely! I love how you added cream cheese. Will be trying these soon, for sure.

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    Heide M. - April 24, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    Sounds yummy.

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    Deborah@delicioushappens.com - April 28, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    These look gorgeous! What a great recipe! Can’t wait to try them!

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